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

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Action | Drama

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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)  »

Also Known As:

El arma perfecta  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,061,361 (USA)
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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 and Adam are chasing Tanaka, Tanaka hits a truck with his car. Another car falls on his. In the car that is on top, the crew is reflected in the front window. 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 »

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References Dick Tracy (1945) 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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14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeff Speakman(The master of kempo) made his debut in The Perfect Weapon, in this he plays Jeff Sanders a construction worker/drifter who brings vengeance to the Korean mobsters responsible for his mentor(Mako)'s death, his cop brother Adam(John Dye) keeps trying to tell Jeff that there are proper procedures but Jeff proceeds to hunt and pulverize anybody who gets in his way. There was just something about martial arts movies that I loved, something to this day I can't put my finger on. The Perfect Weapon was made to rival Steven Seagal, as Warner Bros had Seagal under contract, so Paramount introduced us to Jeff Speakman. Speakman should have had a bigger career at least on the basis of this, The Perfect Weapon features everything you would expect from a martial arts action flick but also has a stronger narrative and a sharper pace. That being said there are a couple of slow moments but Speakman is always there to kick life into the movie and on this level The Perfect Weapon works as a great guilty pleasure. Also Professor Toru Tanaka makes for a great villain.

* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty good)


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