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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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

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

A sequel was planned but a change of regimes at Paramount meant it never came to be. 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

[grabbing Yung by the neck]
Jeff: I really want to kill you, but you're not worth it.
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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

Standing in the Shadows
Music by Gary Chang
Lyrics by Kent Houseman
Performed by Kent Houseman
Produced by Gary Chang
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User Reviews

Fun if b-grade martial arts movie
2 December 2004 | by (not stated) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite martial arts movie. The plot is easy to follow, which makes it good for non-martial arts viewers like me. Jeff has an easygoing personality and is very easy on the eyes. There are some elements of Asian-American meets Asian, and Jeff melts into that world almost effortlessly. The opening scene is memorable as Jeff shows us some of his martial arts moves in full condition, and has a good opening song. The film never drags. Great movie for couples to watch together as it isn't necessarily a "guy" film. Unfortunately, Jeff never followed through on the promise he showed in this, his best film. He later started doing mellow kind of dad movies. His time would have been better spent developing his acting abilities, which are rather wooden. But it's a good kind of b-grade acting.


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