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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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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 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Warner Nankin 
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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Crew or equipment visible: (at around 1h 19 mins) When the leading characters enter the house to save the professor and the little girl, camera equipment is seen when they enter the room with the two guards.See more »
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Jun Chong and Phillip Rhee re-team, 24 March 2010
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

Cop Sam Kettle (Sam Jones) was this close to leaving L.A. with his girlfriend Sara (Linda Blair) before his chief tells him, "We need you." I'm not kidding, they were literally packing the U-Haul when the chief showed up. Seems bio-chemist Dr. London (Bill Erwin) was kidnapped by Kettle's nemesis Kendrick (Gustav Vintas). Tagging along with Sam on his investigation is Jun Kim (Jun Chong), whose niece was kidnapped along with the doctor. The duo team learn from Oyama (Mako) that Kendrick has hired an elite Japanese killing squad and, with help from Oyama's son Bernard (Phillip Rhee), they attack the secret hideout before Kendrick can secure the chemical weapons formula.

This is a step up from NINJA TURF as it has better production values, a name cast and explosions. Yeah, I'm easy. There is some really odd stuff like Vintas - a dead ringer for Tom Noonan - always carrying a red rose, leather clad villainess Miss Amy (Rebecca Ferratti) stating "Don't forget, I'm a bio-chemist too" and Dr. London's strange habit of always holding the kidnapped niece in every shot. Jones seems to be having fun in the role, not taking anything too seriously. The same can be said for Rhee, who is a dojo playboy this time around. Blair is featured on the cover brandishing a gun but her role is as the helpless girlfriend. She disappears completely from the picture around the 50 minute mark. Bill "Superfoot" Wallace gets a cameo as a deceitful Colonel and they never show his face! Given the cliff hanger ending, I suspect they were hoping for a part 2 with him as the lead villain.

As with the earlier TURF, the fights are very well done. Chong and Rhee handled the choreography and this is probably the best aspect of their low budget action flicks. One thing that cracked me up is these silent assassins are the loudest mofos around. Any time they sneak up to kill someone, they let out a huge scream before attacking. So, like NINJA TURF with its lack of ninjas, producer/star Chong again fails to deliver on the title's promise.

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