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Rapid Fire (1992)

R  |   |  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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Storyline

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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21 August 1992 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,356,479 (USA)
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Trivia

Brandon Lee originally wanted Hong Kong director John Woo to direct the film. however, the studio wanted a martial arts film rather than the type of films that Woo made. The director role then went to Dwight H. Little. However there are stylish homages in & out to "The Killer"(1989), "A Better Tomorrow", & "Hard Boiled" directed by John Woo as well as "Legacy Of Rage" Brandon Lee's only film made in Hong Kong directed by Ronny Yu. See more »

Goofs

When Jake is fighting the corrupt FBI guys in the apartment he kicks the gun out of the hands of one of the agents and it falls between the bed and the wall. The next shot shows the gun lying on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Jake Lo: [after telling an FBI agent that they know he's in cohoots with the mob] They man wants to be arrested. I say arrest him.
Mace Ryan: Jake, why don't you take those fists of fury of yours outside, you're making the poor man nervous.
Jake Lo: [smugly] Good.
Mace Ryan: [pointing to himself] THIS poor man.
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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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