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The Weapons of Death (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | 24 July 1981 (USA)
In San Francisco's Chinatown, a band of thugs kidnaps a girl for a large Chinese gang. Her half-brother gathers a team of expert fighters to get her back.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Lee ...
Eric
Bob Ramos ...
Curt
Ralph Castellanos ...
Bishop
Louis Bailey ...
Carter (as Louis Winfield Bailey)
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Chong
Nancy Lee ...
Angela
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Paul
Garrick Huey ...
David
Joshua Johnson ...
Josh
Leemoi ...
Sue-Lin
Sid Campbell
Gina Lau ...
Red Vest Ninja Girl (as Gini Lau)
Alan Gin ...
Foon
Steve LaBounty ...
Biker leader
Gerard Hurley
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In San Francisco's Chinatown, Eric runs a martial arts school. His skills come in handy when a band of thugs kidnaps his half-sister for a large Chinese gang. The head thug took the job because he has a score to settle with the girl's father. The Chinese gang wants ransom money from the girl's mother, who, despite living modestly, has enough to pay it. Eric gathers a team of expert fighters from his school and goes off to get the girl back. But emotions run high when the team is joined by the father who had left his family years ago. Later, they'll be joined by a kidnapper with a conscience. In the hills, the girl escapes and gets recaptured several times. The hills are teeming not only with the members of the Chinese gang, but with female assassins and cruel bikers, too. Written by J. Spurlin

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East Meets West In A Martial Arts Free-For-All! See more »

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24 July 1981 (USA)  »

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La mort rôde à San Francisco  »

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Carter: How's it going, man?
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Sloppy kung-fu fighting!
25 January 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I suggest you find this title if you're a mega die-hard martial arts fan. This one's completely monotonous! In opening this picture, we see a Hulk Hogan impersonator having a bad temper while smashing the jukebox and throwing chairs. Child's play! The fighting battles are what makes the movies, but this has got to contain the sloppiest choreographies ever performed. Notice how the camera jerks around too often, because that's when you realize no one's hitting anybody! Some celluloid materials include brawny bikers and battling babes with clubs. The lack of poorly dubbed voices is the best advantage this mediocre flick has to offer.


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