A tough cop barely coping with unresolved psychological trauma from the Vietnam War . . . A ruthless drug lord who grew up in the alleys of Hong Kong . . . And a beautiful television reporter caught between her life in Manhattan and the Chinese culture she left behind. All three will be bound together by a lethal struggle as the police battle the crime of New York's Chinatown in The Year of the Dragon. Academy Award winner Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) directs this raw, stylish thriller from a screenplay co-written with Academy Award winner OliverStone (Born on the Fourth of July, Platoon). Vietnam War veteran Stanley White (Mickey Rourke--Diner, Body Heat) is the most decorated cop in the history of the New York Police Department. But when White infiltrates New York's Chinatown to fight its violent street gangs, he discovers the gangs are but one arm of a violent criminal empire headed by Joey Tai.
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