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Miami Connection (1987)

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A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.

Directors:

Woo-sang Park (as Richard Park), Y.K. Kim (uncredited)

Writers:

Woo-sang Park (story) (as Richard Park), Y.K. Kim (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Y.K. Kim Y.K. Kim ... Mark
Vincent Hirsch Vincent Hirsch ... John
Joseph Diamand Joseph Diamand ... Jack (as Joseph Diamond)
Maurice Smith Maurice Smith ... Jim
Angelo Janotti Angelo Janotti ... Tom
Kathy Collier Kathy Collier ... Jane
William Ergle William Ergle ... Jeff
Si Y Jo Si Y Jo ... Yashito
Woo-sang Park Woo-sang Park ... Uncle Song (as Richard Park)
William P. Young William P. Young ... Club Owner (as Willliam Young)
Joy Sharpe Joy Sharpe ... Club Owner's Girlfriend
William Whitacre William Whitacre ... Music Store Owner (scenes deleted)
John Leeson John Leeson ... Professor #1
Sue Jacotta Sue Jacotta ... Professor #2 (credit only)
William Hollingsed William Hollingsed ... Deputy Sheriff
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Storyline

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song "Against the Ninja," Mark (taekwondo master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world's smelliest underbelly. It'll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can't stop until they've completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the "stupid cocaine"...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!! Written by MiamiConnection

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Taglines:

Survival the ultimate test...

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Angelo Janotti and Kathy Collier were dating at the time. To avoid any discomfort during the kissing scenes between Collier and Vincent Hirsch, Janotti was told go buy beer for the crew. See more »

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Stand with light reflector visible in the final scene in the hospital. See more »

Quotes

John: So, Mark, how do you feel about putting some board breaking into the act?
Mark: Sure, why not?
John: We could write another taekwondo song, and after Tom does one of his guitar solos, we could all break boards. Jack could do a drum solo. How 'bout it, Jack?
Jack: Love to help you write that song, John, but there's no way I'm gonna break any boards in that club. I don't even want us to play there anymore.
John: Why? 'Cause that other band jumped us the other night?
Jack: Yeah... because of Jeff, too. He's in there every night ...
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #13 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Tough Guys
Lyrics and Music by Lloyd C. Sharpe (as Lloyd Sharpe)
Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar by Lloyd C. Sharpe (as Lloyd Sharpe)
Keyboards by Rick Hartzog
Drums and Percussion by Terry Lamb
Bass by Roxwell Smith
Produced by William P. Young
Performed by The Lloyds Richards Band
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Pop group vs 80s drug dealers= WIN!
10 February 2013 | by Corpus_VileSee all my reviews

Okay let's get something outa the way right here and now. This film critically... sucks. Hell it does more than merely suck. It's shoddy, the acting is woeful, the plot is nonsensical and it has a hilariously bad subplot involving one band member's quest to find his father. The soundtrack is dire. So, for those of you who expect some form of quality in their cinema, then I recommend The Exorcist or if you don't like horror, then I dunno. The Lives of Others maybe. I haven't seen it but lots of critics really seem to like it so knock yourselves out. However... for those of you who are less discerning... well.

Every so often a film transcends its mere badness via its sheer unintentional hilarity. It becomes a different beast entirely and strays from the realm of crap to the magical plane of craptastic. Some have boldy come before it such as Mad Foxes, Raw Force, White Fire and Gymkata, leaving trash fans with their jaws slightly agape afterward and also pretty big shoes to fill. These films are passed along via word of mouth, so a select few people- those who are willing to overlook such niceties as "quality" and "technical prowess", or "pleasing cinematography"- can appreciate their crappy goodness and for you select fans who know what I'm talking about then have no fear... The Miami Connection is one of those films. And any fan of tacky 80s crap will thank me for this recommendation, trust me on this.

Oh yeah the plot. I dunno, a really bad syntho pop group go up against a drug cartel for some reason. I was too busy laughing to pay close attention.

Anyway, a strong solid 7/10 on the craptastic level, a perfect beer or whatevs flick or just a great flick to cheer you up if you're having a crappy day.

But critically, it's really really bad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Against the Ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

P.J.K. Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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