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
Bad haircuts, Bad music, OK story, Adequate fights
Hi, Everyone, The story here is more or less Mike Brady (Robert Reed) of the Brady Bunch tries to rescue a stupid girl. It isn't really Robert Reed, but it looks like Robert Reed and we first see him in his living room so it is easy to get confused.
The kidnappee girl falls down a lot. The bad guy is a cross between a young Boris Karloff and an old Nick Nolte. He is mean and snarly. Even the bad guys don't like him.
One of the bad guys takes on an entire motorcycle gang when the gang decides to rekidnap the dumb girl. The fights are OK but sometimes it is hard to figure out for whom we rooters are to root. The toughest bad guy might be the nicest bad guy if we consider his redemption halfway through the movie.
There's this other bad guy who is the leader of the kidnappers because he is the one who hires the kidnappers to kidnap the girl nitwit. He is pleasant enough for a mob boss who likes to threaten people with a big sword and fifty or so bodyguards. They are all conveniently dressed in black so we can tell they are bad.
The young good guy in white is attractive. He has a nice face and body and he definitely knows his Karate moves. He has a couple of good fights especially one where the bad guy's sword goes flying way up into the air and then something happens. I will let you watch to see what happens.
There is a Ford Bronco. The five rescuers drive it and ride to the rescue. One of the rescuers is intelligent. He carries a gun and shoots the Karate bad guys. He looks like Richard Dreyfuss when Dreyfuss made Jaws, but with a Ron Ely build.
The foolish girl has a mom who is also the mom of one of our heroes, but I will let you watch and keep score on who married whom and who is the Daddy of the girl who gets lost a lot.
I almost forgot to mention there is a bad girl gang of Karate fems. They pop up out of ditches holding swords. One has a red dress. Her hair needs something.
I liked the movie. It is a good one for bad movie night. For a nice double feature, watch this with Detour which also has a tough girl. Instead of a Ford Bronco it has a Lincoln Continental circa 1941.
I don't guarantee you will like this movie, but you will get a laugh here and there.
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