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Miami Connection (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 18 August 1988 (USA)
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A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Y.K. Kim ...
Mark
Vincent Hirsch ...
John
Joseph Diamand ...
Jack (as Joseph Diamond)
Maurice Smith ...
Jim
Angelo Janotti ...
Tom
Kathy Collier ...
Jane
William Ergle ...
Jeff
Si Y Jo ...
Yashito
Woo-sang Park ...
Uncle Song (as Richard Park)
William P. Young ...
Club Owner (as Willliam Young)
Joy Sharpe ...
Club Owner's Girlfriend
William Whitacre ...
Music Store Owner (scenes deleted)
John Leeson ...
Professor #1
Sue Jacotta ...
Professor #2 (credit only)
William Hollingsed ...
Deputy Sheriff
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Storyline

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song "Against the Ninja," Mark (taekwondo master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world's smelliest underbelly. It'll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can't stop until they've completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the "stupid cocaine"...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!! Written by MiamiConnection

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Survival the ultimate test...

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Against the Ninja  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Angelo Janotti and Kathy Collier were dating at the time. To avoid any discomfort during the kissing scenes between Collier and Vincent Hirsch, Janotti was told go buy for beer for the crew. See more »

Goofs

In the Dragon Sound performances, Mark's finger movements do not match sound or tempo of the songs at all. See more »

Quotes

John: So, Mark, how do you feel about putting some board breaking into the act?
Mark: Sure, why not?
John: We could write another taekwondo song, and after Tom does one of his guitar solos, we could all break boards. Jack could do a drum solo. How 'bout it, Jack?
Jack: Love to help you write that song, John, but there's no way I'm gonna break any boards in that club. I don't even want us to play there anymore.
John: Why? 'Cause that other band jumped us the other night?
Jack: Yeah... because of Jeff, too. He's in there every ...
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Referenced in Samurai Cop (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Tough Guys
Lyrics and Music by Lloyd C. Sharpe (as Lloyd Sharpe)
Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar by Lloyd C. Sharpe (as Lloyd Sharpe)
Keyboards by Rick Hartzog
Drums and Percussion by Terry Lamb
Bass by Roxwell Smith
Produced by William P. Young
Performed by The Lloyds Richards Band
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The Citizen Kane of 80s Ninja Musicals!
21 June 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Miami Connection is the perfect storm of ugly people, bad acting, stupid dialogue, horrendous action sequences, and bargain basement special effects. I wasn't sure who to root for: the evil drug lord and his retarded henchmen who are painfully clueless and inept at the simple things like being threatening on any level - or the gangster ninjas who show up and steal drugs and money from the drug lord and easily demolish the loser henchmen - or the "heroes" of the flick, the awesomely awful and culturally diverse synth rock band the Dragon Sounds who I just wanted to watch get sawed in half a la the Scarface "shower scene."

Best lines include: "they don't make buns like that down at the bakery" and "my mother was Korean and my father was Black American"

God I love this movie, it has everything a true cinephile could ever dream for. Enjoy.


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