Black History Month: '80s Black Cinema

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  • Hollywood Shuffle
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • The Last Dragon
  • Harlem Nights
  • Krush Groove
  • Do The Right Thing
  • The Color Purple
  • Coming to America
  • Purple Rain, Prince
  • Lean on Me

The Last Dragon (1985)

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy executive produced this martial arts action comedy. Actor and martial arts enthusiast Taimak landed the starring role as "Bruce" Leroy, a karate student in search of a fighting mastery level known as "The Glow." Along the way, he must save a singing star (Vanity) from an evil kung-fu gang. 

(Photo: Motown Productions)

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