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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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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Woo-sang Park met Y.K. Kim on a South Korean talk show. Park was so impressed with Kim that he asked Kim to make a film with him. See more »

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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 »

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Jim: My mother was Korean, and my father was Black American. She gave me this picture when she was real sick. I was only nine years old.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Miami Connection (2015) See more »

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Friends
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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