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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 ...
Vincent Hirsch ...
Joseph Diamand ...
Jack (as Joseph Diamond)
Maurice Smith ...
Jim
Angelo Janotti ...
Tom
Kathy Collier ...
William Ergle ...
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...

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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18 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Against the Ninja  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The two police officers who arrive at the scene of the brawl were real police officers. They were apparently so nervous that one of them points his pistol straight at his fellow officer's torso. See more »

Goofs

When one of the gang members pours beer on the Dragon Sound members heads, John obviously leans in so the guy can reach him. See more »

Quotes

Tom: [Dragon Sound gets jumped by a bunch of thugs] This doesn't look like the welcome wagon.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dancin': It's On! (2017) 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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Hysterically bad
23 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

An incredibly awful movie, but it's awful in the best way possible. Holy cow, do they get everything just perfectly wrong here. The nonsensical plot is as follows: a rock band made up of taekwondo experts (led by director Y.K. Kim) crosses a gang of coke-dealing biker-ninjas ("bikers by day, ninjas by night," as the intro song informs us) and has to fend for their lives. The acting is hilariously bad - one guy clearly keeps turning to read cue cards, for instance. The editing frequently cuts far too soon or lingers on far too long. The glorious 80s music I have already mentioned. There's also a song about how awesome friendship is (the five heroes all live in a house together, go to college together, play in a band and practice taekwondo - which they pronounce tayKWONdo - together) and a song about dancing ninjas. Most of the actors are actually martial artists, but the choreography is stilted (people pause awkwardly with swords to wait to get kicked in the face), and the film goes into slow motion for no reason. It's all very laughable and it moves quickly, which makes it quite watchable. This can be watched on Netflix - nay, must be watched on Netflix.


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