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Nightmaster (1987)

Watch the Shadows Dance (original title)
R | | Action, Drama
Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Jennings ...
Robby Mason
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Sonia Spane
Vince Martin ...
Steve Beck
Craig Pearce ...
Guy Duncan
Doug Parkinson ...
Pete 'Pearly' Gates
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Simon
Alex Broun ...
Henry (as Alexander Broun)
Laurence Clifford ...
Brian Simmons
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Peter Hastings
Mark Hennessy ...
Aloysius Askew
James Lugton ...
Tote 'Ali' Bent
Christopher Truswell ...
'Fingers' Hough
Terry Brady ...
Lt. Trout
Richard Jones ...
Gary Garter
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Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection that threatens to expose Beck as a user then Beck kills Duncan, but Robby was witness to this. Robby confronts Beck about the killing, during the karate championship. Beck tries to kill Robby during the match and again afterward in the street. Written by Raittman

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Obsession is the deadliest weapon.

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Trivia

Originally screened as part of a series of tele-movies called "Tomorrow's News". See more »

Goofs

The end credits copyright the film under the title "Tomorrow's News" (aka The Wicked), which was a different Australian film made the same year. Correction: While "Tomorrow's News (c)" does appear after the credits, this does not seem to be a reference to this feature alone. Rather it seems to refer to a production group or financier. The same credit appears after many Australian films around 1987, including "Outback Vampires", "Rock'n'Roll Cowboys" and "Future Past". See more »

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Edited into Tela Class: Cu de Campeão (2008) See more »

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I wasn't sure at first whether or not it was a convincing plot - however the acting is very good. Kidman is freshfaced and delivers her role very well, despite there not really being a complexed plot to work with.

Tom Jennings is very convincing too, not seen him in any-thing else at all actually which is a shame. If any-one has any more info on him would be grateful.

The film is set within a school where kidman and jennings are both members of what seems to be a martial arts club. They're both trained by their master who much to their dismay a drug dependent loony who in anger kills one of their fellow pupils. Yes extreme but subtly done - as it is quite randomly fragmented. (ie His dream sequence) However for a unique Australian gemstone of a film you have to watch it - the dubbing of the martial arts sequences are pitiful but to see kidman and jennings running about in ninja suits is truly priceless


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