Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, ... See full summary »
Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially when he finds out that his friend's family is mixed up with the Chinese Mafia, but the feelings he still has for Kim lead him to return to New York and try to rescue her. When he arrives, he learns that Kim is caught in the middle of a war with the Russian Mafia, and that her life now depends on him. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The plot is for a pretty basic action-martial arts flick, but the movie ends up being a little below average, I will attempt to explain why. First the plot: A bounty hunter has to help a martial arts instructor (and former friend) find his sister who has been captured by heavily armed thugs, dressed as members of a S.W.A.T Team. This movie features several failed attempts at humor, but its only ever funny when it doesn't mean to be; as one reviewer has already mentioned, there is a scene where the heroes are being followed while in a taxi so they tear off the taxi sign, hoping to throw off the bad guys; what the other viewer didn't mention was that they do it right in front of the car they're trying to lose! There are also lines of dialog such as (slightly paraphrased) "Are my eyes open? I can't believe what I'm hearing." I'm surprised that know one has mentioned the fact that this is a martial arts movie, as the fight scenes are probably the only thing that makes this film tolerable; not that the're the best fights ever filmed, but the're just entertaining enough to keep you watching all the way through. OK, lets see; is there anything else that I would like to add? Nope, I guess not. Goodbye now.
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