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The Perfect Weapon (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  15 March 1991 (USA)
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Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Det. Adam Sanders
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Kim
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Yung
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Jennifer
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Jimmy Ho
Beau Starr ...
Capt. Carl Sanders
Seth Sakai ...
Master Lo
Professor Toru Tanaka ...
Tanaka
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Detective Wong
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Kai
Tom Hermann ...
Jeff - Age 17
Micah Roberts ...
Jeff - Age 11
Ryan Bohannon ...
Adam - Age 6
Justin Webb ...
Adam - Age 12
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Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old friend, but is too late to prevent Kim's death at the hands of an unknown hitman. Vowing revenge, Jeff takes on all of the families, using his martial arts skills to find the man who killed his friend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

No gun. No knife. No equal. See more »

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for martial arts violence and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El arma perfecta  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,061,361 (USA)
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(4 channels)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Star Jeff Speakman signed a multi-picture deal at Paramount. One of the two of the two planned movies was a sequel to this film, and another script Paramount optioned about a cop fighting a terrorist. After the Paramount deal fell through, that script went on to Fox and became the 1994 blockbuster "Speed". See more »

Goofs

When "Jeff" is fighting the gang of thugs in the antique store at the beginning, he knocks the guy through the window (same one he pulled through at the start of the fight). When the guy is shown landing, there is a glimpse of a blue landing mat just outside the window. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: I wonder if I could kick your ass... Wait... not just you... all three of you.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits there is the following line: 'This film is dedicated to Ed Parker and the spirit of Kenpo.' See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Prowl
Written by Ed Alton, Gary Chang, Kent Houseman
Performed by Machun
Produced by Gary Chang
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User Reviews

 
Sweet flick
3 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another great, B level action film. Speakman is a great martial artist. He can really rip up a group of Koreans in a club or on their own turf at their gyms. He uses a lot of punches which I like cause after a while guys look pretty silly flipping through the air with gravity defying kicks that level small country sides. It had a few plot twists which is rare for the caliber of movie it was, a deep history that needed resolution and a club scene with exotic Asians. Who could ask for more? Well OK maybe you could, but still this movie is pretty sweet. Especially when they bring in Tanaka, that really big guy that seems to dip his hand in every little karate or bond movie to come around his olfactory senses. The ending was a bit anti-climactic but Ill let you decide that.


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