Balance of Power (1996)

R  |   |  Action  |  25 March 1997 (USA)
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A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Todo Matsumoto
Lisa Jai ...
Jasmine Matsumoto (as Lisa Boynton)
Denis Akiyama ...
Shinji Takamura
Lawrence Nakamura ...
Monk #1
Peter Schindelhauer ...
Monk #2
Adam Bonneau ...
Billy Scott
Simon Kim ...
Bodyguard #1 (as Christopher Clements)
Phil Chiu ...
Bodyguard #2
Scott Hogarth ...
Swordsman #1
Dave Geneau ...
Swordsman #2
Sasha St. George ...


A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned down in the street by the gang, he swears revenge. Meanwhile the gang leader is setting up a death match between the best fighters and is forcing a former trainer to find a new champion by threatening his granddaughter. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »





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25 March 1997 (USA)  »

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The title was changed to "Hidden Tiger" for the 2002 DVD UK realease to capitalise on the success of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. See more »

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Man... this was not good.
28 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was not a good film.

I think the fact that this film has a 4.1 rating on this website makes me ashamed to be a part of this community. Batman & Robin had a lower rating!

This, by far, was the worst film i have ever seen in my life. PLEASE, DO NOT SEE IT.

I saw it very accidentally on PAX or UPN or some semi-movie channel like that, and the only reason i saw it in its entirety was due to the fact that i was intrigued by its awful, awful acting. ( i was totally blown out of my mind... i just couldn't stop watching it... in horror)

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