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Ashes to Ashes (1999)

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The Writer: The Story revolves around Gabriel Darbeaux, a young screenwriter and martial arts enthusiast who supplements his income by escorting wealthy women. Gabriel's latest screenplay ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Gerard Trotman ...
Gabriel Darbeaux
Gary Cameron ...
Muhammed Armen
Nelson Kong
Keith McCoy ...
Michael Trent
Tessa Brown ...
Arabella Simone
Cecil Cheng ...
Dennis Cheng
Olivia Carruthers ...
Felicity Wood
Chris Gabriel ...
Valentino Tarontola
John Garcia ...
Enrico Tarontola
Leighton Young ...
Donny Lau
Logan Wong ...
Raymond Kong
S. Toby Aldenhoven ...
Giuseppe Nicotra ...
Andy Nguyen ...
Claudine Sinnett ...


The Writer: The Story revolves around Gabriel Darbeaux, a young screenwriter and martial arts enthusiast who supplements his income by escorting wealthy women. Gabriel's latest screenplay is a thriller entitled 'Ashes to Ashes'. The Girl: When a chance encounter brings the beautiful and mysterious Arabella Simone into his life, Gabriel finds that the dangerous world of the Italian Mafia and Chinese Triads, featured in his screenplay, is now his reality. The Tarantula: For Sicilian Valentino Tarontola, there is only one thing worse than stealing his money; stealing his mistress. When Gabriel is suspected of both, the 'Tarantula' sends his most trusted associates to seek him out. The Laundrymen: Dirty men for dirty work. Afro-British Muhammed Armen and Triad Enforcer Nelson Kong lead the cast of villains. Cool and sadistic, Muhammed enjoys burning his victims whereas Nelson favours the 18 weapons of Shaolin. Together with Nelson's brother Raymond, his cousin Ming and the Jamaican Leo ... Written by Wayne Gerard Trotman

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There were no stand-ins or stunt doubles. The actors performed all their own stunts using real weapons without pads or mats. See more »

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Two Words = Literally Amazing
30 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Now I have seen a lot of independent films in the past, but Ashes To Ashes seriously poos on every single one of them. This is an entertaining kung fu film that mixes action, comedy, sex, and brutal, brutal violence.

The characters in this film are amazing in every way. But the main bad guy in this film, Nelson, is the greatest. He doesn't speak very good English, but that's what's amazing about him. The argument between him and his partner in crime, Muhammed, about who could win out of a fight between Bruce Lee and Muhammed Ali was just insane. If those two did have a fight (which is impossible I know, but just imagine it anyways), let us pray that it doesn't look like Ali vs Antonio Inoki.

Another amazing bit in this film is where Muhammed is talking to his children on the phone whilst a major interrogation goes down. You have to see it to believe it! The last scenes in the movie are adrenaline pumping stuff. Some great action scenes that have you getting behind our hero, Gabriel.

So all in all, you really should buy the DVD or get a copy from someone who taped this film on Sky channel ACTV. I've lent this to my cousin and he thinks it's great.


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