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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 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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La mort rôde à San Francisco  »

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Carter: How's it going, man?
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We re-named it Cardboard Swords of Death
4 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is horrible. Awful. Infinitely worse than Car 54 Where Are You? (Yes, such a thing is possible.)

Martial arts movies never have a decent plot, so I won't hold that against this movie. They also never have good acting, writing, directing, etc. But one thing they DO have is... wait for it... MARTIAL ARTS!! Yes, that's right, martial arts movies tend to have actual martial arts in them. This movie, Cardboard Swords of Death as we've come to call it, lacks anything remotely related to fighting. It's horrible. They punch a guy that's 10 feet away, and he falls over. When an arrow is shot or a sword it thrown, it obviously misses everything, but fifty people fall down anyway.

Please, for your own mental health, don't watch this movie.


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