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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 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 ...
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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Release Date:

18 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Against the Ninja  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Y.K. Kim' was disappointed with the original cut of the film. He wanted to reshoot some scenes but Woo-sang Park had already returned to South Korea. So Kim read book on film directing. He enlisted his co-star Joseph Diamand to write new scenes even though he had no writing experience. Diamand read books on screenwriting. See more »


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 »


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 Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #10 (2016) See more »


Lyrics and Music by Angelo Janotti & Kathy Collier
Vocals by Kathy Collier
Guitar, Lead Guitar by Kathy Collier & Angelo Janotti
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Against the Ninja!
12 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best bad movies ever made. My friend found the cover for this movie online and we just had to see it. Wow, nothing will prepare you for all the cheesy 80's awesomeness, the genuine confusion, and incredible quotes(Oh my God!). Why are the bad guys trying to kill these guys? I forgot half way through the movie, something about ninjas and cocaine I think. They're in a band, really? A ninja band!? Well technically it's Tae Kwon Do, but who cares. Those songs will stick with you the rest of your life, they're not half bad either, super catchy with ridiculous lyrics.

Y.K. Kim, God bless you. You are a stand up guy in real life, an ambassador for martial arts, an enthusiastic American immigrant, and have created something that encapsulates the absurdity that is the 1980's. This movie has to be seen by lovers of camp everywhere. No joke, it will change your life.

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