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Breathing Fire (1991)

R | | Action, Drama | 15 July 1992 (USA)
Michael, a Vietnam vet with two kids, pulls off a bank heist with his gang, which includes the bank's manager. To ensure the loyalty of everyone involved, Mike makes a special set of keys, ... See full summary »

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Charlie Moore
Eddie Saavedra ...
Tony Moore
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Michael Moore
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Thunder (as Bolo Young)
Wendell C. Whitaker ...
Tank
Allen Tackett ...
Alan (as Alan Tackett)
Jacqueline Pulliam ...
Jenny
Laura Hamilton ...
Annie Stern
Drake Diamond ...
Peter Stern
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Mickey (as Juan Ojeda)
Pamela Maxton ...
Tank's Mother
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Mrs. Stern (as Jacqueline Woolsey)
Gary Green ...
Harry
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April (as Annie Rubanoff)
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Michael, a Vietnam vet with two kids, pulls off a bank heist with his gang, which includes the bank's manager. To ensure the loyalty of everyone involved, Mike makes a special set of keys, so that the hiding place for the loot can only be opened if all the members are present. The bank manager, however, gets cold feet and tries to back out, so Mike and his buddies kill him and his wife. His daughter, however, gets hold of the key and runs for help to David, one of her father's old friends who also happens to be a Vietnam vet and a former comrade of Michael's. Will David be able to protect his friend's daughter? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the fight scene at the horse ranch, David Moore (Ed Neil) grows a week's worth of beard at the end of the fight. During the fight he is clean-shaven. However, when the fight is over, he has a full beard (looks like a week's worth of growth). See more »

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Michael Moore: Get that damn pizza!
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Breathing Fire
Music by Ron Bartlett and Forrest Pierson
Lyrics by Dana Gustafson
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Forgettable.
27 February 2006 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Annie, a young teenage girl who was a witness to the murder of her parents by cold-hearted bank robbers seeks out David Moore, her father's old buddy from their fighting days together in Vietnam for protection as her father had warned against going to the police. David takes her to his brother Michael's house, not realizing Michael is secretly the leader behind the bank heist and the murder of Annie's parents. Michael also has two sons, one natural and one adopted from Vietnam, who befriend Annie and eventually receive martial arts instructions from David so they can aid him in her protection.

They say if you cannot say anything good, don't say anything at all. If I were to abide by that rule, I'd have very little to say with regards to this one. Jonathan Ke Quan actually does a decent job as Charlie Moore who really is the only truly likable character in the film in that's he's funny and likes to have fun making him feel more real as a character than any other person in the movie. Also the training scenes and the fights are surprisingly well executed.

It's too bad that the plot is filled with gaping plot holes (the worst of which is characters disappearing from the scene for long periods of time with no adequate explanation as to their whereabouts), the rest of the acting cast is atrocious and the fights, while shot nicely, are hardly convincing in reality especially in the case of the Moore brothers showdown with Bolo Yeung, who's all but wasted here as another faceless henchman.

Forgettable.


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