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Miami Connection (1987)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Y.K. Kim ...
Vincent Hirsch ...
Joseph Diamand ...
Jack (as Joseph Diamond)
Maurice Smith ...
Angelo Janotti ...
Kathy Collier ...
William Ergle ...
Si Y Jo ...
Yashito (as Siyung Jo)
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


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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18 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Against the Ninja  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »


At the end of the first confrontation between Dragon Sound and Jeff's gang, the film stock's perforations and grain are visible. See more »


Mark: Listen to me. I don't want to have any trouble. I just get the job from agent. Don't bother us.
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Referenced in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) See more »


Escape from Miami
Lyrics by William P. Young
Music by Lloyd Sharpe & Rick Hartzog
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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