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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Victoria Pratt fans may want this in their collection., 29 July 2003
Author: richgei from Baltimore, MD, USA
I agree with the reviewers that this movie is not good. I enjoy low budget movies if they have a certain charm that makes them interesting and unique. This is too "formula" to be low-budget and charming and not strong enough to be a main stream "formula" action film. However, I bought this because I'm a big Victoria Pratt fan and wanted all of her movies and TV shows. If you like her too, you may want to pick this up. She's in about 7 scenes, mostly wearing hot workout outfits at the gym and hot "night out" outfits in other scenes. She's even topless in another. She looks buff and wonderful as always! I suggest buying the DVD so that you can select her scenes without having to fast forward through a tape and being forced to watch the movie itself more than once. Used copies are a little cheaper too.
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Victoria Pratt not credited, 7 June 2003
Author: drapp from Florida
Basically a low B-level action movie with Andrew Dice Clay doing a lot of talking; but providing little action. You wouldn't miss much by never seeing it. Although, I'm a big fan of Victoria Pratt and am mystified at the lack of crediting of her in this movie; or in her list of credits on this site. She had a number of speaking parts, plenty of on-screen time, and the lone "revealing" scene. Probably the only one she has ever done.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Could be better, 15 August 1999
Author: cg707 from Maryland
"Whatever it takes" was not quite as entertaining as previous Don "The Dragon" Wilson movies. Don Wilson is beginning to show his age, and it appeared that it was more difficult for him to perform some of the stunts. The showing was running a "6" until the end, when Andrew Dice Clay had to come in with his moronic farmer jokes, which didn't add anything to the show, actually detracted from it, and was not normal for Wilson's productions.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Great Cops and Robbers Movie, 31 August 1999
An awesome Cops and Robbers genre movie! The stunts were great! The "Dragon" was amazing "Dice" was hysterical. Lots and lots of FUN! Hope to see more just like it! The women were beautiful and very sexy! Fred Williamson was especially good as the bad
Good B movie, 17 December 2004
Author: dasa108 from Montevideo, Uruguay
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I don't know why Don Wilson, record man in martial titles, has so many problems with his movies. He has talent to defeat any person in the real life, but even when he is involved in the script, the production, and starring a movie, all is B class. Is incredible. The action director, Art Camacho, made a work that any bad Asian movie can superate. The good point is the casting. Fred Williamson is fantastic, Dice Clay is also great, and the irony and the humour is always present. A good question is if somebody can do a good movie with Don Wilson. But if you want a movie and kill the time, this movie works, and works fine.
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
The Hammer is one of his very few villainous roles., 3 August 2004
Author: Drunken Master from Ottawa, Canada
I picked up this film because I am a huge Fred "The Hammer" Williamson fan. I was shocked to see him play the villain in this surprisingly entertaining film. Fred Williamson never plays a villain - I think it's written into his contract. How Brady MacKenzie got Fred William to play the villain beats me?! Brady MacKenzie (the director) never made a film before this, or after - what gives? He handles the action scenes very well - he's no John Woo, but hey - he's got Michael Bay beat! And Fred's good as the antagonist, hard-ass and funny as always. This also marks my first Don "The Dragon" Wilson film; who's no Jackie Chan, but he's got Van Damn beat! I will admit I am a fan of Andrew "Dice" Clay, not as a comedian but as an actor. The Dice runs around for most of the action scenes blazing two guns - ala Chow Yun-Fat. The Killer the Diceman isn't, but I'll take Whatever It Takes over any Lethal Weapon film any day of the week. Whatever It Takes hits the mark, keeping in mind this is a straight-to-video release.
1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Horrible Movie, 31 July 2002
Author: LebowskiT1000 from Escondido, California, USA
Let me just say that the only good thing about this film is the beautiful
women in it. Other than that, the movie is just a waste of time. It's not
often that I would say something like that about a film, most movies have
some redeeming value, but this is one does not.
The story isn't too terribly bad, I mean it's relatively interesting, but the acting and the dialogue is just god-awful! Just about all the fight scenes were just terrible! I thought this guy Don "The Dragon" Wilson (I can't believe this guy actually gets credited on film as "The Dragon") was a terrible fighter. Apparently he is some kick-boxing champion, well...I wasn't really impressed. In his defense, it could have been the choreographer that made the fighting less than impressive, but I don't know for sure. Andrew Dice Clay had a few funny lines in the movie, but most of the time he was just useless. The rest of the cast was bad too, but I won't get into it.
Anyhow, I would never recommend watching this film unless you have NOTHING better to do with 2 hours of your life. If by some miracle you do happen to watch this film, I hope you enjoy it a lot more than I did. Thanks for reading,
0 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Don't waste your time..., 20 August 1999
Author: mcslime from voorheesville, new york, usa
I'm a big fan of B action movies, but this dog was pitiful. Don "The Dragon"
Wilson's martial arts choreography was so slow-moving it paled in comparison
to even the lowliest "Power Rangers" TV episode. The Diceman looked
paunchy, aged, and was unfunny (and I LIKE his humor!).
The lone bright spot of this flop was Leslie Danon. Caught my eye enough to look up her other credits on IMDb. Would like to see more of her (figuratively AND literally!).
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