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Firepower (1993)

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Darren Braniff
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Nick Sledge
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Captain Croy
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Drexal
Alisha Das ...
Lisa
Jim Hellwig ...
The Swordsman
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Mendez
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Viper
Dennis Garber ...
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Chief Handler
Vanessa Hampton ...
Boone
Kimberly Cockrell ...
Sue Braniff (as Kimberly Hooper)
Taylor Leigh ...
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Peter Gonneau ...
Bill Russel
Stephen J. McCarthy ...
Hooker
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In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. Once highly populated metropolises such as Los Angeles are no longer inhabitable. These cities have transformed into "Hell Zones," ruled by violent street gangs. The Hell Zone, formerly called the "Zone of Personal Freedom," is a safe-haven for criminal warpaths everywhere. This Hell Zone in LA is controlled by a criminal mastermind named Drexal (Joseph Ruskin). For the sake of entertaining his crowds of decadent losers and underlings, Drexal has staged a series of lethal, no-holds-barred matches in the "Death Ring," where the winner takes all of the glory...while the defeated one shall lose his self-respect (or maybe just his head). Meanwhile, two brave cops, Braniff (Chad McQueen), and Sledge (Gary Daniels) must risk their badges...and their lives when they enter Los Angeles's "Hell Zone." They must fight for their lives in order to expose an alleged "black market" involving the sale of counterfeit AIDS vaccines. Will these ... Written by David Choi <KDaDDyChOi@aol.com>

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Rated R for strong, continuous violence | See all certifications »
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19 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Swing those hips Gary
15 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Strange title for a film that's mostly full of kickboxing, but there you go. It's (kind of) post-apocalyptica time again! This time we've got Gary Daniels and a guy that looks like Adam Richman from Man Vs Food as two cops who go undercover as kickboxers in the death ring, which is situated in some sort of lawless zone where anything can happen for some reason. They're either there to track down some huge criminal(played by the Ultimate Warrior) or find the location of some sort of medicine, or maybe both. Really, when you're watching a Gary Daniels film, do you really care about the plot? When starting out in the Death Ring most of the matches aren't that deadly, but the further up the ladder you go, the more serious it becomes until you fight the big criminal guy, who usually has some remote computer guy rig the matches just in case he loses. It's believable enough when Daniels is in the ring because the guy is that supple he could probably fold himself into a suitcase if he felt like it, but the other guy looks like he would have trouble lifting his leg to fart let alone kick someone's teeth out of their heads.

There's a twist or two along the way and a couple of firefights at the beginning there, plus a bit of drama here and there. It's good when Daniels is around because he's basically playing an over-violent super confident cop but I have to admit the end seemed a wee bit on the rushed side. Still worth your time if you see it cheap enough.


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