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Rapid Fire (1992)

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When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

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Dwight H. Little

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Cindy Cirile (story), Alan B. McElroy (story) (as Alan McElroy) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Lee ... Jake Lo
Powers Boothe ... Mace Ryan
Nick Mancuso ... Antonio Serrano
Raymond J. Barry ... Agent Stuart
Kate Hodge ... Karla Withers
Tzi Ma ... Kinman Tau
Tony Longo ... Brunner Gazzi
Michael Paul Chan ... Carl Chang
Dustin Nguyen ... Paul Yang
Brigitta Stenberg Brigitta Stenberg ... Rosalyn
Basil Wallace ... Agent Wesley
Al Leong ... Minh
François Chau ... Farris
Quentin O'Brien Quentin O'Brien ... Agent Daniels
D.J. Howard D.J. Howard ... Sharpie
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When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan, a single-minded Chicago cop who reminds Jake of his deceased father. To clear his name, Jake agrees to help Ryan bring down the drug lords. Written by Jeff Hansen <jmh@umich.edu>

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Unarmed and extremely dangerous. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brza paljba See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,356,479
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ryan uses the door of his car as a shield, and it gets numerous bullet holes. However, when he pulls away with Jake, the door swings shut, with no bullet holes visible. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Serrano: Think positive. Some guy's got you by the balls? Think positive, cut off his hands.
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Alternate Versions

German TV-Version was cut in order to reduce violence. Uncut Version is available on Rental Video by 20th Century Fox. See more »

Connections

Edited into Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (1995) See more »

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Can't Find My Way
Written by Johnny Gioeli, Joey Gioeli, Neal Schon
Performed by Hardline
Courtesy of MCA Records
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An Example Of Lee's Potential Exemplified Here
21 January 2008 | by wchngliuSee all my reviews

It was a huge blow when the news of Brandon Lee's death made headlines in the mid 1990s. The fact that the guy never managed to fulfil his opportunities as a successful action movie star and follow in the footsteps of his dad in that particular sense was tragic, considering just how good he was on screen. Showdown In Little Tokyo was a C-list martial arts epic, whilst The Crow- Brandon's very last movie he had starred in, was a horror movie, which whilst his martial arts skills were relatively limited, he still manage to display his acting graft as well as to show that he can act, in addition to kicking arse.

Rapid Fire came out in 1992 amidst his previous effort, his collaboration with Dolph Lundgren entitled: 'Showdown in Little Tokyo', which was released the year before. In this movie, Brandon plays art student Jake Lo, who witnesses a murder and afterwards, finds himself on the run from a gang of evil drug lords, as well as a bunch of two-faced, backstabbing cops, of whom are enlisted and supposed to protect Jake but who turn out to be doing the dirty work for the bad guys. Thankfully, he has a good cop on his side and together, the pair, despite their dislike for one another, work together to bring them to justice.

American martial arts films tend to be rather forgettable, run-of-the mill type of movies compared to the Hong Kong, Kung Fu-based flicks, but Rapid Fire in contrast is one of the much better efforts. It is action-packed, explosive and Brandon is not that bad of a fighter. He is exceedingly good and manages to combine his late father's trademark moves and aggression with Jackie Chan's athleticism, and his fast and frenetic movements. Another leaf he has taken out of his text book is when he takes an object and smashes it on his opponents head, for example.

This is a good martial arts movie; alas, it is a glimpse of how great Brandon was and how great could have been and how far his career might have gone- had he still been alive today


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