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John Bryant (story)
Pierre David (story)
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17 November 1993 (USA) See more »
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A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jeff Wincott ... DEA Agent Kevin White

Gary Hudson ... Sgt. Jack White
Vladimir Skomarovsky ... Nikolai Rachenko

Krista Errickson ... Lori White
Liliana Komorowska ... Marina

Natasha Pavlovich ... Mia
Gary Wood ... Lt. Evans
Ari Barak ... Andrei Antonov

Christopher Kriesa ... Hal
Thomas Ritz ... Grunsky

Richard Jaeckel ... Mr. White
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Sergei
Edi Wilde ... Ivan

Anna Karin ... Waitress
Richard Kwong ... Shop Owner
Ed Moore ... Commander Burke
Christopher Ursitti ... San Francisco Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Will Leong ... Stick Fighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Kurt Anderson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Bryant  story
Pierre David  story
Thomas Ritz  screenplay
Thomas Ritz  story
George Saunders  story
Meyer Shwarzstein  story

Produced by
Pierre David .... producer
John Bryant Hedberg .... associate producer
Robert Lansing Parker .... co-producer
George Saunders .... associate producer
Meyer Shwarzstein .... production executive
Noël A. Zanitsch .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
 
Cinematography by
Jürgen Baum 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Thibault 
 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
 
Set Decoration by
Terri L. Schaetzle 
 
Costume Design by
Yana Syrkin 
 
Makeup Department
Philippa Gutridge .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Lansing Parker .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Buhai .... second assistant director (as Steve Buhai)
Thomas Burke .... first assistant director: second unit
Steve Cohen .... second unit director
Christina Fong .... second second assistant director
Maria L. Melograne .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jason Cusson .... special props builder
Geoff Lancaster .... swing
 
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Mark Allen .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Allen .... supervising sound editor
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Adam Joseph .... sound
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Joseph Cornell .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunts
Jon Agro .... stunts
Kurek Ashley .... stunts
John Blenkhorn .... stunts
Danial Donai .... stunts
Christina Fong .... utility stunts
Ivan G'Vera .... stunts (as Ivan Gvira)
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Jim Hardy .... stunts
Rick Kahana .... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts
Leo Lee .... stunts
Al Leong .... stunts
Solly Marx .... stunts
Jeff Michaels .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts (as Bill Oliver)
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (as Richard "Pee Wee" Piemonte)
Jeff Pruitt .... fight choreographer
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Pruitt .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Koichi Sakamoto .... assistant stunt coordinator
Koichi Sakamoto .... stunts
Gregg Sargeant .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Patrick Statham)
Alon Stivi .... stunts (as Alon Stioui)
Danny Wong .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Lehmann .... assistant camera
Deborah Lipman .... focus puller: second unit
Doug Weinmann .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Jeff Carrara .... casting associate
 
Music Department
Meyer Shwarzstein .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Andrew C. Keeter .... location manager
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
Nili Sinai .... script supervisor
 

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I'm a concerned citizen..., 13 June 2005
Author: AwesomeWolf from Australia

If you have never seen the movie 'Office Space', there is a scene where the main dude says "I'm gonna go home and watch kung-fu. Do you watch kung-fu?" after deciding that he could care less about work. Several hours ago, I was faced with the same situation: Do I study for my exams, or do I some watch kung-fu movies? Well, after some consultation and noticing the un-watched copy of 'Martial Outlaw' sitting on my desk, I came to the conclusion that I would be better off watching some kung-fu. That would come to be the best decision I've ever made.

Jeff Wincott plays Kevin White, a DEA agent, master of the ways of arse kicking, and not-quite-yet a master of the snappy comeback. On the trail of a Russian drug-lord named Niko (Vladimir Skomarovsky), Kevin ends up back in his hometown of Los Angeles, where his brother Jack (Gary Hudson) is a cop, and also master of the ways of arse kicking. Jack is quite jealous of his little brother: Kevin went to college, Kevin is a better fighter, Kevin is a higher paid and higher ranking cop, and Kevin has a more impressive physique. OK, the last one was a guess: Kevin removes his shirt at any opportunity, while Jack stays clothed for the whole movie. When Kevin arrives in town, Jack sees an opportunity to make a deal with Niko and walk away a millionaire.

The box makes a point of stating that 'Martial Outlaw' is "from the makers of 'Martial Law'" which might explain why the plots for both movies were... almost exactly the same. That's right, tweak a few details and 'Martial Law' becomes 'Martial Outlaw'. Awesome. Naturally, both the plot and acting in this are as weak as Jeff Wincott is ripped, but that is to be expected when watching a direct-to-video martial arts film. In fact, Gary Hudson sounds suspiciously like Bruce Campbell, the king of b-movies, through most of the film...

The action scenes are somewhat impressive, given the nature of the film. Small action movies are generally entertaining, but 'Martial Outlaw' could fool you into thinking that it came from Hong Kong in the 80s / early 90s. The fights aren't THAT good, but for a small action movie, they are well choreographed. Unfortunately, they degenerate into the pure silliness mastered by Hong Kong movies from the 70s. Still is more entertaining and better choreographed than nearly anything with a big budget that has come out of Hollywood recently. Awesome.

David Carradine is nowhere to be seen in this movie. On the other hand, Al Leong can be spotted doing his generic Asian bad guy thing. I guess an Al Leong appearance is always assumed for any American action movie.

'Martial Outlaw' is an entertaining action movie, but the only people who should watch it are the small group of action fans who have even heard of it. Bad plot and acting, along with rampant silliness would turn most people off - 6/10

Awesome count: The word 'awesome' was used twice in this review.

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