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Vanishing Son IV (1994)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Drama  |  15 October 1994 (USA)
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After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and... See full summary »

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After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and nursed by Megan, a secluded artist. Jian is also befriended by the ghost of brother Wago. Wago must act as an angel to Jian-wa to gain acceptaince into heaven. Meanwhile, the students from the hit and run plan to kill Jian-wa so he doesn't talk to the police. This third sequel to Vanishing Son also serves as a pilot for the TV series by featuring flashbacks from the first three films. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Mahitis tou iliou - Teliki anametrisi  »

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Lame Retrospective of First Three Movies
17 May 2002 | by (Madison, WI USA) – See all my reviews

In the mid-90's, Universal embarked on a television experiment called Action-Pak, if I recall correctly. Each week, they would show an action movie, some based on other Universal properties, like Midnight Run and Knight Rider, and others new, like Tek War and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Vanishing Son was one of the better movies series and was popular enough to go onto a weekly syndicated TV series, along with Hercules. Unfortunately, near the end of the experiment, Universal must have been running out of money, because this movie is nothing more then a retrospective of the previous three movies. Maybe these retrospective things are great for the studios and actors, but as a viewer, I can't help but feel ripped off. It also sours the legacy of the previous three films which were all excellent.


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