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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 (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
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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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18 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Against the Ninja  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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

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 »

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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Connections

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Soundtracks

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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You can't hate this movie, as bad as it may be
23 May 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It doesn't take long into watching "Miami Connection" to come up with a sizeable list of various kinds of ineptness to be found in it. But I want to start off by listing a few positive things about the movie. It is well photographed and lit, including the night sequences. Plus, the themes of friendship and loyalty found in the movie are commendable. And I can't say that the movie is *boring*. But more often than not, the movie gets away from being boring by being amusingly inept. The acting is incredibly bad; it's easy to see that none of the cast is a professional actor. The fight sequences are awkward. The songs are awful, but catchy enough that you won't be able to get them out of your head. And don't let me get started on the motorcycle ninjas! Is this a classic so bad that it's good movie? In my opinion, no - it isn't *quite* that aggressive in its badness. But with modern so bad that they're good movies being nearly impossible to find these days, this is adequate enough to feed your appetite for cinematic silliness.


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