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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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No gun. No knife. No equal. See more »

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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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(edited)

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(4 channels)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Four of the actors from this movie - 'Mako', Dante Basco, James Hong and Clyde Kusatsu - would work together again in Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Storm (2005), in which all four voiced characters. See more »

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when Jeff's fighting in the warehouse, he beats up about six people. One of them has a red bandanna on, which gets knocked off. In the next frame, the bandanna is back on the guy's head. See more »

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Jimmy: Everybody knows Yung killed Kim, dick...
[Jeff cuts him off with a harsh glare]
Jimmy: [finishing] ... Tracy.
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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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References Dick Tracy (1945) See more »

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On the Prowl
Written by Ed Alton, Gary Chang, Kent Houseman
Performed by Machan Notarile (as Machun)
Produced by Gary Chang
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Fun little time waster
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Personally, I watched this movie(video version) to see some of Hargitay's earlier stuff. Very disappointed in that respect. She does little more than stare at Speakman's character and smile at him while letting him into the dojo at the end. I understand the TV original actually had her as more than just window dressing and made their final scene together not so, well, strange and out of place. Makes me wonder why the heck her other scenes were cut out. Especially considering she's really the only female(other than her younger self) at all featured in the movie.

A few small problems. First, I realize Asian actors and actresses are hard to come by, but it was a little annoying to see most of the main mafioso members were actors I have seen playing Chinese AND Japanese characters before. Secondly, they insist the mafiosos are Korean yet pepper in Japanese terms. Third, it always seemed to me that right before a fight, or during a drill Speakman would suck his gut in to make himself seem more trim.

I did like the fact that Speakman's character got hurt. It was a refreshing change from most martial arts action flicks. In the end, I think this is a fun little way to pass the time, but not really something to add to one's collection.


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