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The Perfect Weapon (1991)

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeff Sanders
... Det. Adam Sanders
... Kim
... Yung
... Jennifer
... Jimmy Ho
... Capt. Carl Sanders
Seth Sakai ... Master Lo
... Tanaka
... Detective Wong
... Kai
Tom Hermann ... Jeff - Age 17
Micah Roberts ... Jeff - Age 11
Ryan Bohannon ... Adam - Age 6
Justin Webb ... Adam - Age 12
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Storyline

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old friend, but is too late to prevent Kim's death at the hands of an unknown hitman. Vowing revenge, Jeff takes on all of the families, using his martial arts skills to find the man who killed his friend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for martial arts violence and for some language | See all certifications »

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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Arma Perfeita  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,061,361
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film has the 18 rating in the UK and the R18 rating in New Zealand. In Australia, the film is rated M. See more »

Goofs

In the fight with Yung during the last scenes of the film, Yung attacks Jeff from behind with his hidden blade, but it sticks into one of the escrima sticks hidden beneath his jacket. Jeff removes his jacket, which falls to the ground, but the stick is still attached to the knife. See more »

Quotes

[grabbing Yung by the neck]
Jeff: I really want to kill you, but you're not worth it.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits there is the following line: 'This film is dedicated to Ed Parker and the spirit of Kenpo.' See more »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Standing in the Shadows
Music by Gary Chang
Lyrics by Kent Houseman
Performed by Kent Houseman
Produced by Gary Chang
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Violence, noisy action, fights, and revenge by one army man
12 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

When his mentor(Mako) is killed, Jeff(Jeff Speakman) plots revenge only to find Korean mobsters and hoodlums. Training at the hands of an instructor-master who trained him on lethal martial art skills and the combat in Kempo Karate . He must exact his own form of justice turning into the ¨perfect weapon¨. He's a new hero in Los Angeles , an avenger who woos to revenge against the murderers.Jeff naturally takes on multiple opponents , cleaning up nasties Koreans and he beats, punch, knocks, kicks and defies the gravity with bounds and leaps.

The film packs lots of violence,action-filled,thrills, and fierce combats with spectacular fighting.The story leave no cliché untouched, and the struggles are well staged.The movie is starred by Jeff Speakman, he's 6th degree blackbelt in American Kenpo Karate . He's director of American Kenpo , an International Kenpo Karate organization with more than 50 schools.This is his greatest hit but his career failed in ¨C grade¨ movies(Hot Boyz, Deadly outbreak,Memorial day), becoming himself a failed star.Secondary cast is formed by habitual oriental good guys: Mako,Clyde Kusatsu and bad guys played by ominous villainous with offensive racial stereotypes, such as Cary Hiroyuky Tagawa, James Hong and Professor Tanaka. The Professor was a wrestler who possessed incredible strength and was arguably the successor to Harold Sakata(the Chinese baddie in James Bond vs. Goldfinger) as the archetypal Asian Henchman. The motion picture is professionally directed by Mark DiSalle who tried repeat similar success to 'Kickboxer-Jean Claude Van Damme', but he didn't achieve. The movie is dedicated to Ed Parker and the spirit of Kenpo Karate. The result is a strong entry for action buffs and martial art enthusiastic.


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