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Dark Assassin (2005)

After four years Derek Wu is released from prison. Hunting for a regular job he tries to redeem his life by living clean. Then, Derek's old gang buddies turn up murdered and the police make... See full summary »

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After four years Derek Wu is released from prison. Hunting for a regular job he tries to redeem his life by living clean. Then, Derek's old gang buddies turn up murdered and the police make him the prime suspect. When his former crime boss finds out he's back in town, Derek becomes a marked man. Derek finds himself on the run as he is confronted by a dark past he cannot escape! In this homage to the legendary Bruce Lee and films of the 70's, martial arts champion Jason Yee serves up Kung-Fu action with attitude. Written by Jason Yee

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The El Mariachi school of filmmaking goes kung fu.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Filming started in April 2001, after three weeks of shooting and out of money, the film was 80% shot. The last 20% of the film was shot in pieces over two years as Director Jason Yee found the funds. The remaining post production was completed in 2005. The final edit was completed in 2006 to be distributed by HartSharp video. See more »

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obviously a low-budget film, but this film holds together and has heart
21 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just watched a screener of this film after a friend who worked on post-production insisted I watch it. I usually don't care for action films but, I heard this was made on a shoe-string budget so, I'm always interested to see what filmmakers can pull off.

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised that there was a story!! A redemption story at that! I was told this was a kung-fu action film but, it seem to be more of a crime/ thriller, with some kung-fu action. Although, it's obviously a low-budget film and has some weak actors, this film holds together and has heart. I actually cared about the main character, and was sad at the end, which is more than I can say for most big-budget action films!! Kudos to Jason Yee, hope he keeps going because he is a star!! Where is he, what's he doing next? Viva, Your Independent Spirit, Jason!! I was looking on IMDb for more info on this film and I was compelled to write this after reading heartless comments left by immature users.


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