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Rapid Fire (1992)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  21 August 1992 (USA)
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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 »

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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, a single-minded Chicago cop who reminds Jake of his deceased father. To clear his name, Jake agrees to help Ryan bring down the drug lords. Written by Jeff Hansen <jmh@umich.edu>

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Unarmed and extremely dangerous.


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,356,479 (USA)
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Trivia

Brandon Lee (I)' stated in an US Magazine interview shortly after filming completed, that he had filmed a scene where he had to kick open a large oak door. He stated "we filmed this scene where I had to nail this huge oak door, so I go to do the scene and I broke one of my toes. My foot swelled up to the size of a watermelon and we had to end filming for the day." Adding insult to injury, he said, the scene was never included in the film. See more »

Goofs

The morning after Jake has sex with Withers, he has a white sheet on top of him. In the next shot after she gets up from bed, Jake has a brown blanket on him. See more »

Quotes

Jake Lo: [reviewing his father's military file] How'd you get this?
Karla Withers: Through a friend at Interpol. I called in a favour...
Jake Lo: Well, you better call them back. I don't think you got all of it.
[shoves it away]
Karla Withers: You're welcome. You know, this wasn't an easy thing to get.
Jake Lo: So why'd you do it?
Karla Withers: Excuse me?
Jake Lo: Everybody wants something, especially a 24 hour a day cop.
Karla Withers: You're really asking me why I did this?
Jake Lo: I just keep expecting Ryan and his wish list to come through the door.
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Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Brandon Lee (1997) See more »

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I'll Be There
Written by Neal Schon, Johnny Gioeli, Joey Gioeli, Jonathan Cain
Performed by Hardline
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Brandon's star rises
22 May 2000 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

This was Brandon Lee's second american made movie (Showdown In Little Tokyo was the first) and the film where you could see Brandon was starting his ascent up the action hero ladder. With each film Brandon's martial arts skills improved and in this movie he really shines. Not to mention his acting ability as well. He proved in this movie that he had what it takes to be a star. He incorporated some Hong Kong style action similar to Jackie Chan's films into this movie. An example is a terrific sequence in a small apartment where Lee takes on several bad guys armed with guns and he takes them out with his hands, feet, kitchen utensils, refrigerator doors, etc. Powers Boothe also does a great job as tired cop and Nick Mancuso plays the main villain very superb. The Crow was Brandon Lee's best movie but Rapid Fire displays his fighting skills the best. Definitely a must for action fans!


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