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Directors:
Albert Pyun
Isaac Florentine (co-director) (final scenes)
Writer:
Irina Diether (screenplay)
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Action/Adventure has a new name.
Plot:
Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mickey Hardt ... Max Havoc

Nikki Ziering ... Girl Biker

Scott L. Schwartz ... Biker Bar Tough

Diego Wallraff ... Joe

Richard Roundtree ... Tahsi

David Carradine ... Grand Master

J.J. Perry ... Boxing Referee

Danielle Burgio ... Thief

Johnny Nguyen ... Quicksilver

Marie Matiko ... Aya

Joanna Krupa ... Jane Goody
Tawney Sablan ... Christy Goody
Vincent Klyn ... Moko
Jamie Marie Spears ... L.J. (as Jamie Spears)
Paul Martinez ... Curator

Li Jing ... Eiko

Carmen Electra ... Debbie

Arnold Chon ... Baldy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James P. Bennett ... Kickboxer (uncredited)

Tina Warn ... The Thief (uncredited)
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Directed by
Albert Pyun 
Isaac Florentine (co-director) (final scenes)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Irina Diether  screenplay

Produced by
Carlos Barretto .... co-producer
Yoram Barzilai .... line producer: Los Angeles
Yoram Barzilai .... producer
Melissa Ciampa .... producer
Alain Demeestere .... co-producer
Connie Dolphin .... producer
John F.S. Laing .... executive producer
Joseph Ruggieri .... associate producer
Kristie Smith .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Friedman 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Caloroso (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Irit Raz 
 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
 
Costume Design by
Collette Jones  (as Collette M. Jones)
 
Makeup Department
Pam Phillips .... key hair stylist (as Pamela Phillips)
Katarina Voss .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlos Barretto .... unit manager: Guam
Eileen Fields .... production manager: Los Angeles
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Feldman .... second second assistant director
Antonio Joyce .... second second assistant director: Guam
Larry Litton .... first assistant director: Los Angeles (as Larry Kent Litton)
Joseph Suarez .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
 
Art Department
Tom Humphrey .... property master (as Thomas Humphrey)
David A. Novak .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Andrew Casciato .... sound effects editor
Steven Erickson .... adr editor
Steven Erickson .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Tony Kucenski .... foley walker
Jimmy Kuehn .... boom operator
Sean Skinner .... sound mixer
Alejandro Alvarenga .... sound post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Clayton J. Barber .... stunts
Tim Connolly .... stunts
Jonathan Eusebio .... fight choreographer
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts
Daniel Hernandez .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts (as Henry M. Kingi Jr.)
Hiro Koda .... stunts
Don Lee .... stunts (as Don L. Lee)
Robert Lennon .... stunts
Tadahiro Nakamura .... stunts
Lin Oeding .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunt coordinator
Tanoai Reed .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunt team supervisor
Steve Upton .... stunt coordinator
Steve Upton .... stunt rigging coordinator
Steve Upton .... stunts
Jon Valera .... stunts (as Jonathan Valera)
Tina Warn .... stunts
Ryan Watson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Khris Bennett .... grip
David Chung .... best boy electric
Bernard Cistrunk .... grip: Los Angeles
Elvin Ralph Coon III .... best boy electric
Paul Cuffee .... gaffer
Megan Drew .... electrician
Megan Drew .... second assistant camera
Jim Duggan .... key grip
Mark Evans .... dolly grip
Dan Ming .... second assistant camera
Jeff Niggemeyer .... grip
Charles Papert .... steadicam operator
Adam Ward .... first assistant camera
Ben Watkins .... electrician
Greg Wilson .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Lauren Failla .... casting assistant
Carol Grant .... extras casting
Zhandro Macaroyo .... casting assistant
Jesse Jam Miranda .... casting
Dana Olson .... casting associate
Jill Warner .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenda Maddox .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
David C. Crosthwait .... on-line editor (as David Crosthwait)
Lee Gray .... on-line editor
Ken Morrisey .... additional editing
Kim Schneider .... colorist
Tom Scully .... assistant editor (as Thomas Scully)
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Mary Ann Boyd .... script supervisor
Tracy Eliott .... adr loop group
Darren Fanton .... production assistant
Dawn Gilliam .... script supervisor
Sweet One Gilliam .... production assistant
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Ali Jazayeri .... production financing
Krista Johnston .... clearance
Anna McMurtry .... production accountant
Evan Olman .... production assistant
Craig Persky .... production accountant
Kerrilyn M. Simmons .... production coordinator (as Kerrilyn Simmons)
Philip J. Strina .... production legal: Costa, Abrams and Coate
 

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USA:90 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: Right after Max saves Christy in the ocean, they are talking on the beach with Jane. Christy's hair is wet in front shots, but damp to nearly dry when seeing her from the back.See more »
Quotes:
Debbie:When you come to "GLUAM", be sure and visit all the villages of the island, like I have!See more »
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References "Mork & Mindy" (1978)See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Maximum havoc..., 13 January 2007
Author: Frank Markland from United States

Max Havoc (Mickey Hardt) is an ex-kickboxer turned photographer who protects two attractive sisters from the Yakuza led by David Carradine. Seems that one of the sisters bought a jade dragon from dealer Richard Roundtree and after numerous awkward moments, Max Havoc saves the day but doesn't save the film. As far as narrative flow goes, Max Havoc:Curse Of The Dragon is possibly Pyun's most chaotic movie ever made. (And I saw Nemesis 1-3, Bloodmatch and Deceit) The problem with Max Havoc is that it only provides occasional laughter. From laughably overblown suspense sequences that involve hostage taking, getting run over by a row-boat, getting cut up in a limo and much much more. However Pyun actually makes the biggest mistake by hardly giving us any dumb moments and basically the movie is mostly dulls-ville. There is some controversy over how this movie was made, but I for one am indifferent to such matters. Sure it's not right but i'm not here to discuss politics and my neutral observations are simple; Max Havoc is a terrible movie with only a few (unintentionally) hilarious moments to keep you from shutting it off. Among the unintentionally hilarious moments is how Pyun pays direct "homage" to Cyborg (itself a masterpiece compared to this) in that Pyun shows pointless flashbacks for no other reason but to stretch out the running time. In this case we watch Max Havoc deliver a jumping punch which is then followed by David Carradine looking mean into the camera and smoking his cigarette and showing his rings. Also the ending makes no sense and the impression here is given that the movie wasn't even indeed finished. Max Havoc:Curse Of The Dragon is so incompetently edited that fight sequences are literally scrapped before the confrontation ends! Also the story is so over the map it's impossible to follow it coherently and finally the movie features acting so terrible that it sometimes borders on surreality. David Carradine and Richard Roundtree look (rightfully) embarrassed, Carmen Electra is not in it much and newcomer Mickey Hardt is so bad that he makes other Pyun leads (a list that includes Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sasha Mitchell, Michael Dudikoff,Gary Daniels, Steven Seagal and (shudder) Olivier Gruner) seem like master thespians. Seriously where did they find this guy? Still the main question is whether Max Havoc:Curse Of The Dragon works as a guilty pleasure style movie, and sadly the answer is no. There are a few laughs to be had but mainly we watch Mickey Hardt snap photos for like forty minutes before anything happens and this in itself is a tragedy because without dumb action, Max Havoc:Curse Of The Dragon is just painful to watch.

Note:On the DVD there is a biography of David Carradine and Richard Roundtree however both sections neglect to mention Bound For Glory,Kill Bill Vol.1 and Shaft on the filmography for the two distinguished actors. Which only shows the ineptitude of all involved.

* out of 4-(Bad)

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