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Doo-yong Lee
Scott Thomas (co-director)
Lin Ada (writer)
James Bruner (original story)
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Release Date:
21 September 1988 (Portugal) See more »
Ruthless, Invisible, Unstoppable Silent Assassins...the Ultimate Weapon. See more »
The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Trashy, low-budget action fun from the 80s. See more (8 total) »


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Sam J. Jones ... Sam Kettle

Linda Blair ... Sara
Jun Chong ... Jun Kim

Phillip Rhee ... Bernard

Mako ... Oyama

Bill Erwin ... Dr. London

Gustav Vintas ... Kendrick

Rebecca Ferratti ... Miss Amy (as Rebecca Ferrati)

Peter Looney ... Dr. Thomas
Charles Young ... Captain Cunningham
David Colette ... Hasbro
Joanna Chong ... Joanna

Greg Joung Paik ... Jum Kim's Brother (as Greg Paik)

Alexis Rhee ... Joanna's Mother (as Susan Rhee)
Dan Beder ... Danny
Elise Brisette ... Betsey

Karen Lorre ... Sushi Bar Girl (as Karen Witter)
Ashley Ashton ... Art Gallery Girl

Simon Rhee ... Iga #1
Tae Ill ... Iga #2
Ken Nagayama ... Iga #3
Max K. ... Iga #4
Clark Choi ... Iga #5
Daniel Dvorsky ... Dr. London's Bodyguard
Kelly Clayton ... Dr. London's Bodyguard
Richard Shin ... Oyama's Bodyguard
Frank Young ... Oyama's Bodyguard
Howard Ng ... Oyama's Bodyguard
Stuart Damon ... General
Bill Wallace ... Colonel
Lindsey Erwin ... Police Secretary
Eric Megason ... CBR Agent
Sloan Roberts ... CBR Agent (as Jon Sloan)
Kim Kahana ... Guard in Compond
Steve Hulin ... Terrorist in Kendo Studio
Carlos Lloyd ... Terrorist in Kendo Studio
Miriam Ezra ... Girl in Kendo Studio
Mimi Vodnoy ... Girl in Kendo Studio (as Mimi Vodney)
Michael Guest ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Matson ... Sushi Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Doo-yong Lee  (as Lee Doo Yong)
Scott Thomas (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lin Ada  writer
James Bruner  original story
Will Gates  writer

Produced by
David Chong .... associate producer
Jun Chong .... producer
Irwin Jaeger .... executive producer
Phillip Rhee .... producer
Peter E. Strauss .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Gilman 
Cinematography by
Hyun-chae Son 
Film Editing by
William Hoy 
Art Direction by
John Nakama 
Set Decoration by
Angela Dunford 
Dawn Kaminski 
Dawn Teitelbaum 
Makeup Department
Audrey Colker .... hair stylist
Cida Ricciotti .... makeup artist
Mel Slavick .... makeup artist
Mimi Vodnoy .... hair stylist (as Mimi Vodney)
Production Management
Martin Wiley .... unit production manager
Art Department
Nora Murphy .... property master
Sound Department
James Gavin Bedford .... sound editor
Steve Hulin .... fire stunt high fall
Kim Kahana .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Paquinn .... high fall
Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... chief lighting technician
Other crew
Jun Chong .... fight choreographer
Phillip Rhee .... fight choreographer

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91 min | Norway:92 min

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Trashy, low-budget action fun from the 80s., 18 October 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

I enjoy the occasional crappy 80s action film, and with its cheesy cover depicting a pistol-packing Linda Blair scowling alongside washed-up Flash Gordon star Sam Jones, Silent Assassins piqued my interest enough for me to cough up a couple of quid for it on eBay. Unsurprisingly, this low-budget action flick, from directors Lee Doo Yong and Scott Thomas, proved to be almost as bad as I expected it to be, and, as a result, it was reasonably entertaining stuff.

Jones plays gum-chewing super-cop Sam Kettle; Blair is his long suffering girlfriend Sarah, who wants her man to give up his dangerous job. After a brush with death whilst chasing CIA-agent-turned-bad Kendrick (Gustav Vintas), Sam finally agrees to hang up his gun. However, when Dr. London, a top biochemist, is kidnapped by Kendrick (along with an innocent five year old girl), Sam is reluctantly drawn back into service.

Assisted by the girl's uncle Jun Kim (Jun Chong), Sam attempts to track down his evil nemesis before Dr. London is forced into revealing the details of a secret germ warfare formula that could result in the death of millions.

Firstly, it must be mentioned that, although the cover of the DVD suggests that Linda Blair's character is every bit as tough as her man, this is just not true, and fans of the actress hoping to see her kick ass will most likely be disappointed. Blair spends most of the film trying to convince Sam to quit his job, or canoodling with him under a duvet (and we don't even get to see her norks—shame!).

Still, even without Blair taking part in the action, Silent Assassins is just about worth a look (if you enjoy iffy B-movies, that is) thanks to some wonderfully bad acting (Vintas as Kendrick is exceptionally hammy, cackling and whooping with glee as he goes about his evil business), plenty of violent action (there are some surprisingly nasty moments involving axes and samurai swords), some fun martial arts scenes, and a very daft finalé which sees Jones blowing up almost everything in sight with a rocket launcher (that amazingly never requires reloading).

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