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The Dragon Pearl (2011)

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Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they're right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon.

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Mario Andreacchio

Writers:

Mario Andreacchio (story), John Armstrong (original script) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sam Neill ... Chris Chase
Louis Corbett ... Josh
Li Lin Jin ... Ling
Ji Wang Ji Wang ... Dr. Li
Robert Mammone ... Philip Dukas
Jordan Chan ... Wu Dong
Chen Bao Yuan Chen Bao Yuan ... Henchman 1
Junkang Wang Junkang Wang ... Henchman 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi Kang Chen Yi Kang Chen ... Hostess 2
Feng Tao Guo Feng Tao Guo ... Archaeological Assistant
Ming Xiang Guo Ming Xiang Guo ... Doctor
Lei Han Lei Han ... Security Guard 1
Xiang Jing Kong Xiang Jing Kong ... Head of Courtesan
Chong Ru Liao Chong Ru Liao ... Mandarins
Liaoxi Liaoxi ... Dr. Li's driver
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Storyline

Josh (Louis Corbett) and Ling (Li Lin Jin) thought they were in for a boring vacation with each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they're right in the middle of an adventure when they find a mysterious monster that's been hidden deep in a temple for thousands of years. Josh tries to warn his father (Sam Neill) about the strange and magical creature, while Ling senses bigger forces at play. They soon realise that the monster is really an ancient Chinese Dragon, trapped on Earth because it's been separated from its magical pearl. On a breathtaking journey of good and evil Josh and Ling must uncover the mystery of the pearl so that the dragon can finally return to its rightful place. Written by Anonymous

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Finding courage when no one believes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action and peril | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

April 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der Drachenperle See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,451,627
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Mark Patterson said that this film was "my first foray into China and the first official Australia-China co-production to be produced between the two countries. A huge adventure, often challenging but a big learning curve on international co-productions, above average Australian budget and of course complex VFX. I look forward to going back with a far better understanding of how to work in China." See more »

Goofs

Shadow of a man holding a boom mic is visible when they are exploring the tomb with the spotlights. See more »

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A wholesome family film
22 September 2012 | by buzzy-buzz-the-beeSee all my reviews

I recently watched this film with the kids and coming from a family of divorce was very impressed with the father/son relationship included in the plot.

The effects were great and the kids really loved the dragon!

Acting was also good was nice to see a familiar face in Sam Neil and I found Li Lin Jin's performance very impressive!

Would definitely recommend this movie to others, especially families with children and preteens. It is an exciting, humorous and original plot and had the kids on the edge of their seats the whole way through.

9/10!!


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