Son of the Dragon (film)

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Son of the Dragon
Written by Jacqueline Feather (teleplay)
David Seidler (teleplay)
Dominic Minghella (story)
Directed by David Wu
Starring John Reardon
David Carradine
Theme music composer Lawrence Shragge
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Matt Fitzsimons
Erik Heiberg
James Wilberger
Cinematography Thomas Burstyn
Editor(s) David Wu
Running time 174 minutes
Distributor RHI Entertainment
Original network Hallmark Movie Channel
Original release
  • April 2, 2008 (2008-04-02)

Son of the Dragon is the first Hallmark Movie Channel original television film. It premiered on Hallmark Movie Channel on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, and helped launch the new channel.[1] It was also the first movie for either of the two American cable networks to be shot and shown in HDTV.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The classic Arabian Nights tale "The Thief of Bagdad" is retold and relocated to ancient China.

D.B. (or "Devil Boy") (John Reardon) was abandoned at birth and rescued from the docks of Shanghai to grow into an impetuous thief who steals to provide food for the street children he considers his family. Now the young man and his wise partner Bird (David Carradine), have their eyes on stealing the royal court's jewels. They devise a plan to get in to the court by wooing the Governor's daughter, Princess Li Wei (Desiree Siahaan) with whom he is immediately attracted to. However, they are met with strong competition from other potential suitors, especially the Prince of the North (Rupert Graves) who is the Governor's personal choice. The Princess, however, finds D.B. most intriguing and manages to convince her father to challenge all her suitors with rigorous trials to prove their worth.

As various suitors proceed with the tests put before them, the Princess sends along her lady-in-waiting, Ting Ting (Theresa Lee), disguised as a man to keep D.B. safe. However, the Princess doesn't know that Ting Ting already knows D.B. and has her own secret feelings for him.


Filming locations[edit]

Filming took place in Hengdian TV City, China and Yong Kang Shiguliao Film and Television Studio in Zhejiang Province, China. The location houses an exact replica of the Forbidden City.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Press Release 8/8/07". Hallmark Channel Press Site. 
  2. ^ "Son of the Dragon Press Lead Sheet". Hallmark Channel Press Site. 

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