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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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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>

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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

Gross:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

When Tanaka is being transported in a police car, he hits the driver, causing the car to lose control and flip. The gas canister used to flip the car is visible on the road as the car flips. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Twilight (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Oriental Flower
Written by Peter Morris
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capitol Production Music
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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.


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