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Release Date:
10 November 2003 (USA) See more »
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Jones. Any questions? See more »
Plot:
A female cop's sister is kidnapped by the Asian mafia and she has 24 hours to save her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awesomely bad - Definite potential for cult status See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Shannon Clay ... Erica
Russell Vann Brown ... Michael

Sonya Eddy ... McGregor
Charles Shen ... Chan

Benny Tjandra ... Wong
Debi D. Beebe ... Janine
Khin-Kyaw Maung ... Dragon

Moritaka Yoshida ... Young Dragon
Makai Hyun ... Xang
Satoshi Nakagawa ... Ti
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chuck Aaron ... Helicopter Pilot
Jeff Bateman ... Airtraffic Controller
Tyrone Beauford ... Big Joe
Maxine Brooks ... Hostage
Mike Budzinski ... Dragon's Speedboat Driver
Dave Glaser ... Harbor Patrol Officer Glaser
Marion Hopper ... Dancer
Robert Hughes ... Big Joe
Kevin Isaacs ... Jimmy 'The Snitch' (as Kevin Michael Isaacs)
Devyn LaBella ... Young Jones
Katie Larsen ... Candy
Randy Lim ... Inspector Chin
Janie Liszewski ... Saunders
Andre McCoy ... Dragon's Man on Boat #1
Hugh McManigal IV ... John
Betty Pringle ... Harbor Patrol Diver
Rabatan Salem ... Chan's cousin

Paulo Tocha ... Dragon's Man at Jet
Joe Woods ... Bartender

J.A. Steel ... Alexandra Jones (uncredited)
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Directed by
J.A. Steel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.A. Steel 

Produced by
Frederick W. Mercer .... executive producer
Leslie Ridenour .... co-executive producer
Rodney Ridenour .... co-executive producer
John A. Ruffner III .... executive producer
J.A. Steel .... producer (as Jacquelyn A. Ruffner)
 
Original Music by
James Henriques 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Cross 
Jay Anthony Jones 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Schrader 
J.A. Steel 
 
Casting by
J.C. Budzinski 
 
Makeup Department
Francie Paull .... hair stylist
Francie Paull .... makeup artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... key hair stylist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Daniela Spiwak .... executive in charge of production: Coptervision
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Hill .... second second assistant director
Kevin Lewis .... second unit director
Andy Lundsberg .... first assistant director: second unit
Chad Steiner .... first assistant director
Michael Whitecar .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Thadd Day .... boom operator
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (as Albert Gomez)
Stuart Herr .... boom operator: second unit
Monett Holderer .... foley artist
Mack Melson .... production sound mixer
Shaun Merryman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Ruff .... post sound advisor
Josh Steinberg .... sound mixer: second unit
Jill Urbina .... sound effects assistant
Sean Vahle .... additional sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Jay Eggett .... special effects assistant
John Eggett .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Edith W. Fung .... computer graphics
 
Stunts
Brent Avis .... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunt coordinator
Hiro Koda .... stunts
Cole McLarty .... stunts
J.A. Steel .... stunts (as Jacque Ruffner)
Tim Trella .... stunts
Steve Upton .... stunts
Thom Williams .... stunt coordinator
Danny Wynands .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Acevedo .... assistant camera: Coptervision
Tarin Anderson .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Brussell .... best boy
Jeremy Brussell .... dolly grip
Phil Cross .... director of photography: Australia (as Philip M. Cross)
Francis dela Torre .... director of photography: second unit
Pauline Edwards .... second assistant camera
Jo Erskine .... first assistant camera: Australia
Dylan Forer .... key grip
James R. Forgay .... camera loader
Carlos Hoyos .... director of photography: Coptervision
Jose Hoyos .... assistant camera: Coptervision
Matt Landry .... best boy grip: second unit
Robert Lowell .... additional camera loader
Lisa Martens .... assistant camera
Alyosha Mattei .... electrician
Jon McDonald .... grip
Adam Meltzer .... additional photographer: Coptervision
Charles Simons .... dolly grip
Jamal A. Smith .... electrician
Jeff Stewart .... chief lighting technician
Brent Studler .... rigging gaffer
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera: second unit
Gary Webster .... first assistant camera
Clarissa Weiss .... best boy electric: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Budzinski .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Heather Abell .... assistant editor (as Heather Miglin)
Skipper Martin .... colorist
 
Music Department
Robert Crane .... composer: additional music
Emily O'Neary .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Daniel Alvarado .... production assistant
Brent Avis .... associate producer: second unit
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Aaron Budzinski .... electric production assistant
Darrell Dupras .... fight choreographer
Pongsan Ekyothin .... muay thai trainer: Jones
David Folsom .... production assistant
Temujin Hu .... production assistant: second unit
Lafayette Lawson .... physical trainer: Jones
Sandra R. Mercer .... craft service (as Sandy Mercer)
Michael Nelson .... production assistant
Gregg Okert .... pilot: Coptervision
Maria Pumilia .... script supervisor
Clancy Snook .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for language, violence and brief nudity
Runtime:
84 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Awesomely bad - Definite potential for cult status, 12 March 2004
Author: theredmare from Ireland

I watched this movie , warned that this was possibly the worst movie ever made....And after seeing it, I'm afraid I have to agree. But it's , as I said, awesomely bad, which made it great to watch. There are bad movies, plain bad movies, and great bad movies, this is in the last category, most definitely. So much as I could make out the story, it deals with 2 women whose mother was killed by some asian baddie when they were young...they go on a witness program and one became a special cop later...that's all you need to know about it anyway, because none of it makes real sense, nor does it need to. I started to laugh 5 minutes in,and then alternated all the way through between having fits and gales of laughter and being totally bemused by it. The acting is just hopeless, the plot nil, the soundtrack so badly cheesy I laughed AT it, the fight scenes look like pillow fights underwater (I think it's meant to be Thai boxing, but I'm not really sure), in short everything is so bad you have to wonder did they do it on purpose? (I'm still wondering) Oh, and the end credits top it all up of course..they won't let you down.

The girl who plays the younger sister is not a bad actress, which of course ruins the entire effect, but the 2 shower scenes or the pink panties-thai boxing-flashback training session make up for it all, trust me...not many movies make me cry laughing.

Anyway, I give it a most admiring one star, one star because it doesn't deserve more, admiring because I would never have dared (actually the lead actress didn't dare either, her name is nowhere to be seen on the credits, and I can well understand why, though it COULD have been to avoid shooting, because she's definitely the worst of the lot, by far)

If you love Z movies, well invite a few friends over for a bottle of wine and pasta bolognese, and pop this DVD in the player.....you might have the laugh of your life ;)

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