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The Perfect Weapon (1991)

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

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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

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A Arma Perfeita  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,061,361 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Four of the actors from this movie - 'Mako', Dante Basco, James Hong and Clyde Kusatsu - would work together again in Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Storm (2005), in which all four voiced characters. See more »

Goofs

In the fight with Yung during the last scenes of the film, Yung attacks Jeff from behind with his hidden blade, but it sticks into one of the escrima sticks hidden beneath his jacket. Jeff removes his jacket, which falls to the ground, but the stick is still attached to the knife. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: [after beating three guys] Where is he?
Bandana: Forget it.
Jeff: [locking his arm] We had a deal. Talk.
Bandana: Croc-pit.
Jeff: Where?
Bandana: Croc-pit Club. He hangs out there. They all do.
Jeff: Thanks. Who said it never hurt to ask?
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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 »


Soundtracks

Asian Ceremony
Written by Jim Jacobsen
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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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