6.0/10
2,791
35 user 25 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Street Knight (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.

Director: Albert Magnoli
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Christopher Neame, Lewis Van Bergen
Side Roads (1988)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Stylish noir thriller about an ex-con attempting to get his life in order, who is slowly drawn into an intricate murder plot.

Director: Bill Bordy
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Lori Lynn Andrest, Bill Bordy
Martial Outlaw (Video 1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.

Director: Kurt Anderson
Stars: Jeff Wincott, Gary Hudson, Vladimir Skomarovsky
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When millionaire businessman Ted Billings (Glenn Morshower) double-crosses his partners in a weapons deal, he decides to hire some protection. Billings enlists Eugene "Vash" Vasher (Lou ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Millican
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Yancy Butler, Tom Wright
Running Red (Video 1999)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Upset over his brother's murder, Soviet special agent Gregori Wallace leaves Russia to start a new life in the United States. Now happily married to a beautiful woman and the father of a ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry P. Jacobs
Stars: Jeff Speakman, Angie Everhart, Stanley Kamel
Stone Cold (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A tough Alabama cop is blackmailed by the FBI into going undercover in a violent Mississippi biker gang.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe
Renegades (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz
Rapid Fire (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso
The Expert (1995)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Avery, William Lustig
Stars: Jeff Speakman, James Brolin, Michael Shaner
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a peace loving Japanese immigrant and his family become victims of a crime syndicate, a master ninja emerges.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz
Memorial Day (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

An embittered satellite expert gets the opportunity for revenge against the USA by aiding terrorists in a plan to destroy the country's military base.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Mongo Brownlee, Frederick Coffin, Oscar Dillon
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Basil Wallace
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Det. Adam Sanders
...
Kim
...
Yung
...
Jennifer
...
Jimmy Ho
Beau Starr ...
Capt. Carl Sanders
Seth Sakai ...
Master Lo
...
Tanaka
...
Detective Wong
...
Kai
Tom Hermann ...
Jeff - Age 17
Micah Roberts ...
Jeff - Age 11
Ryan Bohannon ...
Adam - Age 6
Justin Webb ...
Adam - Age 12
Edit

Storyline

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:

Just try him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Arma Perfeita  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,061,361 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

(4 channels)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the film has the 18 rating in the UK and the R18 rating in New Zealand. In Australia, the film is rated M. See more »

Goofs

When the gas tank explodes behind the burning Tanaka, a cut-away to a fake Tanaka body and a differently-burning tank is noticeable, mere frames before. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Everybody knows Yung killed Kim, dick...
[Jeff cuts him off with a harsh glare]
Jimmy: [finishing] ... Tracy.
See more »

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

The Power
Written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benitez), Luca Anzilotti (as John Garrett III) and Toni C. (as Tony C.)
Performed by Snap
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Munich/Logic/Arista Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Jeff Speakman's first and best
14 June 2000 | by (somewhere in Australia) – See all my reviews

Where can I learn to fight like that? This movie is fantastic. The fight scenes are choreographed perfectly and make Speakman out to be a good fighter, but not invincible(he does get hit a few times, quite nastily I might add). This is much better than a Steven Seagal film where he never suffers one blow from the bad guys. The way Speakman moves is breathtaking. Its almost hard to believe that what he's doing is actually a martial art. But it is. And he does it so well.

The plot in this movie is simple: its just another revenge flick. This makes the movie easier to watch because you don't have to really watch the plot, just the action. Its rather disappointing that after this and Street Knight, speakman was reduced to doing low-budget films. He deserves another big budget movie like this. Fantastic action, fantastic martial arts choreography make this a 10/10 movie. If you haven't seen it yet you must WATCH IT NOW.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?