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Adventures of Johnny Tao (2007)

Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it ... See full summary »

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To save the world, Johnny Dow must discover the magic power in his father's old electric guitar and use it to defeat his best friend and an army of donut-eating kung-fu demons.

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Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it the guitar was carved in the shape of a dragon's head and made in part from an ancient spear his father found in the crater of a shooting star. When Johnny's friend Eddie stumbles upon the other half of the spear he releases an ancient demon hungry for power and destruction. Mika a beautiful Chinese warrior who holds the secret to fighting Eddie and his army of kung fu, sugar-craving warriors reveals to Johnny that the only way to stop the evil spirit is to use the first half of the spear - the dragon on Johnny's guitar! Together Johnny and Mika set out to fight Eddie and his army, reunite the two halves of the spear, restore peace to the town and - of course - save the world! Written by Anonymous

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Rock-a-billy music, martial arts, and donut-eating demons. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action

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3 February 2007 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The scenes of the kung fu movies seen in the film were specifically shot for the feature. Matthew Twining was filmed performing various martial arts movements, and stunt performers repeated them in choreographed fight scenes. The film was then downgraded to resemble aged video. Director Kenn Scott referred to the process as "reverse engineering." See more »

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Insulting...
31 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can sum up the movie in a couple words. Terrible acting, sub-par fight scenes, and ridiculous cliché plot. Is this suppose to be a cross between a kung fu film and a zombie one? That is the worst idea ever.

Insulting to real martial arts films. Not even deserving of a title as a parody... it wasn't funny at all. I consider it to be more of an abomination of poop and urine. It seemed like I was watching an amateur audition tape for a low-quality zombie movie whose plot was written by a very imaginative 8 year old. It is deemed more worthy of being on YouTube than on DVD.

You're better off downloading it, or better yet, don't watch it at all. I find staring at a brick wall more exciting than this 'movie'.

D+ for effort though.


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