Today: We’re recapping 1985 martial arts cult classic “Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon“…
Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into this week’s topic: The importance of confidence in product management.
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Key plot points from this Taimak-Vanity-Julius Carry opus are pictured herein. You have been warned!
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Leroy is a martial arts master who loves Bruce Lee, but lacks confidence in his ability to find the mystical power known as The Glow.
Sho’nuff, aka the Shogun of Harlem, wants to fight Leroy and prove that he’s the baddest mo-fo, low-down, around this town. But Leroy refuses to fight because it’s a battle without meaning or honor.
Meanwhile, the maniacal music mogul Eddie Arkadian will stop at nothing to get….
… music video host Laura Charles to play his girlfriend’s latest (horrible) music video.
Unfortunately for Eddie, Laura is much more interested in playing DeBarge videos.
Eddie kidnaps Laura. Leroy saves the damsel in distress, twice. While Laura makes Leroy a special Bruce Lee music video to help him overcome his shyness, an outraged Eddie hires Sho’nuff to kill Leroy.
In a deadly showdown, Sho’nuff reveals that he has reached the legendary Final Level and mastered The Glow.
All seems lost, until a montage of memories of earlier scenes reveals to Leroy that he is, in fact, The Master--he just never allowed himself to believe it.
A panicked Eddie pulls a gun on Leroy. But the newly realized Master catches Eddie’s bullet between his teeth and disarms the flustered criminal.
The police take Eddie away. Laura and Leroy dance to music videos and presumably live happily ever after.
Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into this week’s topic: The importance of confidence in product management. And we’ll also have an update on the stars on this seminal ’80s film.
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Witness the final showdown between Leroy and Sho’nuff…