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Miami Connection (1987)

 -  Action | Crime  -  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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The film opened to poor box-office, scathing reviews and had long been forgotten. In June 2009, Zack Carlson, a programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, happened upon on a seller on eBay who was selling a 35 mm print of it. Carlson had never heard of the film but bought it for $50. In April 2010, Carlson screened the film at the Drafthouse and it became wildly popular with cult film fans. More screenings took place to packed theaters. Drafthouse phoned Y.K. Kim about distributing the film. But the film's failure was a painful experience for Kim and he originally thought that the call was a cruel prank. Eventually, Kim relented and saw that his film had become a popular midnight movie 25 years after it's initial failure. 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 »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Against the Ninja
Lyrics and Music by Angelo Janotti & Kathy Collier
Vocals by Kathy Collier
Guitar, Lead Guitar by Angelo Janotti
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Pop group vs 80s drug dealers= WIN!
10 February 2013 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Okay let's get something outa the way right here and now. This film critically... sucks. Hell it does more than merely suck. It's shoddy, the acting is woeful, the plot is nonsensical and it has a hilariously bad subplot involving one band member's quest to find his father. The soundtrack is dire. So, for those of you who expect some form of quality in their cinema, then I recommend The Exorcist or if you don't like horror, then I dunno. The Lives of Others maybe. I haven't seen it but lots of critics really seem to like it so knock yourselves out. However... for those of you who are less discerning... well.

Every so often a film transcends its mere badness via its sheer unintentional hilarity. It becomes a different beast entirely and strays from the realm of crap to the magical plane of craptastic. Some have boldy come before it such as Mad Foxes, Raw Force, White Fire and Gymkata, leaving trash fans with their jaws slightly agape afterward and also pretty big shoes to fill. These films are passed along via word of mouth, so a select few people- those who are willing to overlook such niceties as "quality" and "technical prowess", or "pleasing cinematography"- can appreciate their crappy goodness and for you select fans who know what I'm talking about then have no fear... The Miami Connection is one of those films. And any fan of tacky 80s crap will thank me for this recommendation, trust me on this.

Oh yeah the plot. I dunno, a really bad syntho pop group go up against a drug cartel for some reason. I was too busy laughing to pay close attention.

Anyway, a strong solid 7/10 on the craptastic level, a perfect beer or whatevs flick or just a great flick to cheer you up if you're having a crappy day.

But critically, it's really really bad.


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