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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

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Steve Wang

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Scott Phillips
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Dacascos ... Toby Wong
Kadeem Hardison ... Malik Brody
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Vic Madison
Brittany Murphy ... Deliverance Bodine
Tracey Walter ... Hedgehog
James Shigeta ... Mr. Lau
Masaya Katô Masaya Katô ... Advanced Model
Dom Magwili Dom Magwili ... Mr. Chow
Ron Yuan ... Razor Scarred
Clive Rosengren ... Cantwell
Christopher Michael ... Jeb
'Evil' Ted Smith 'Evil' Ted Smith ... Joss (as Ted Smith)
Tedd Szeto Tedd Szeto ... Receptionist / Assistant
R.A. Mihailoff ... Singing Trucker
David Watts David Watts ... Apollo Bartender
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A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time. Written by Steven Feldman <ar402004@brownvm.brown.edu>

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Speed kills - if you ain't going fast enough... See more »


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Rated R for strong violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1997 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Fugue See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two versions of the movie exist. The US version ends after the fight with the evil super soldier. The European version includes a final confrontation with the main boss. See more »

Goofs

While Toby is fighting the thugs in the garage, Toby has to get on top of a yellow vintage car and fight some of them off. When Toby is on top of the car you can see the roof has a black rubber mat on the roof to help with grip. See more »

Quotes

Toby Wong: I got a funny feeling we're about to see some familiar faces.
Malik Brody: Funny feeling? Well, your definition of funny and mine must be completely different, because I don't see a damn thing funny!
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Connections

References Wong Ka Si Sei IV: Sik Gik Sing Yan (1989) See more »

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Circus Music
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seen both cuts - directors rocks!
26 August 2005 | by SB-FilmsSee all my reviews

SO many people out there have words about Drive, saying it's just a knock off of Rush Hour. Nope. Drive was made first. Not only that, Drive has been referenced in a bunch of movies, as far up as THE MATRIX (Agent Smith's glasses cracking in 1/2 - that scene was shot the same day that production peoples met with the action supervisor of Drive... where the same thing happens!) It's too bad that people on the money side had to mess this film up. I saw the regular release, and liked it enough to go out and buy it. It was a better than average action film, and could have done OK in theaters, I think... it didn't need to be a direct-to-video movie. Recently I saw the director's cut and DAMN IT'S GOOD! This movie would have been huge in theaters I think. Unfortunately someone on the financing side decided to cut the movie down and change the soundtrack, so the 117 min cut became the 100 minute cut and lost it's buzz... and was eventually relegated to the direct-to-video market. This is a shame, cause the directors cut is awesome.

Great action, great witty dialogue, the first (that I know of, correct me if I'm wrong) "cattle prod/electric baton" fight scene, and the main char.s name is TOBY WONG. If you don't get the reference, think about it... if you still don't get it, this movie's probably not for you anyway.

This is a great movie, hopefully we'll see the director's cut eventually get a DVD release... until then the 100 min version is pretty damn good.

Directors Cut: 9 out of 10 Video Cut: 7 out of 10


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