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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time. Written by Steven Feldman <ar402004@brownvm.brown.edu>

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Rated R for strong violent content and language | See all certifications »

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6 August 1997 (Philippines)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Film debut of Sanaa Lathan. See more »

Goofs

While escaping from the bar in Malik's car Toby shouts "lookout" and the camera switches to show a cargo truck crossing the median in front of them. After a shot of Malik turning the wheel to avoid the truck there is another shot of the truck only now it hasn't crossed the median. See more »

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Toby Wong: Don't smoke in the car!
Malik Brody: I'm sorry, you don't want me to smoke, in MY car? Can I open a window and smoke? Oh, this is fun, this is fucking fun. You know what, you're right, you're absolutely right, I'm gonna quit!
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Lover Boy
Written by Herb Cox and James McGhee
Performed by The Cleftones
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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14 February 2003 | by (Wirral, England) – See all my reviews

I saw drive after a friend recommended it to me. I blindly bought this film with lots of curiosity, and not much else. What I was presented with was quite a surprise. I was treated to a film that, in spite of its low budget, managed to shine and show the viewer some of the best action sequences I've ever seen. Kadeem Hardison shows his comic talents as a Chris Tucker type (without the effeminate voice) who's been kidnapped by enhanced assassin Toby (played by Mark Dacascos). This feels a lot like a more violent, foul-mouthed version of Rush Hour, but in a good way. In fact, it pre-dates Brett Ratner's Rush Hour. I guess the plot's reasonably important; super-soldier enhanced by implant in his chest escapes from Hong Kong to San Francisco, but bad guys chase him and want him back alive. Super-soldier is forced to kidnap bar fly/wise-cracker for a ride and the two soon form a friendship and make their way to LA where super-soldier will get loads of cash for implant. This film has heart, it has humour, it has action. It's probably director Steve Wang's best work and it's thoroughly enjoyable. The actors all work hard and it looks far more expensive than it actually cost. However, I will say this; avoid the version that was edited for TV, get yourself a copy of the Director's Cut. It's far superior and doesn't have it's heart and soul ripped out. If you love action, and you love humour then definitely see this film! Dave's Rating ***** out of *****


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