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

Writer:

Scott Phillips
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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 ... 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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An irrepressible thrill ride combining the high-impact fight-action of "The Matrix" and the comedic interplay of "Rush Hour". See more »


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

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Trivia

Film debut of Sanaa Lathan. See more »

Goofs

While escaping from the bar, Malik hits some cars. As Malik stops the car, the window on Toby's side is down but is back up when Toby sticks the gun in Malik's face. See more »

Quotes

Toby Wong: Time to blow!
Malik Brody: Time to blow?
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Alternate Versions

The original cut of the movie was about 20 minutes longer and had a different soundtrack than the one heard throughout the movie. When the production company saw the movie was longer than they expected, they recut the film and added a techno soundtrack to it. See more »

Connections

References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
Special lyric by Tony Lorrich I
Produced and arranged by Tony Lorrich I/Larry C. Washington
For Organic Winner Productions, Inc.
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High energy, action, fun!
15 August 2007 | by markhorsburghSee all my reviews

Ah, now I saw this film whilst browsing as you do, and thought I'd make a comment as this is a favourite of mine.

Now it's no Oscar winner and the plot is ridiculous really, straight out of a comic book. But lets face it, this film is all about the action. The kung-fu sequences show you in this film what a wasted talent Mark Dacascus is. He never gets the credit he deserves, and whilst not a great actor, he is very likable and a talented martial artist. It's such a shame we don't see him in more enjoyable movies; If you only ever watch Mark in one movie, make it this one. There's a great cast, who seem to be having a lot of fun, the film pays homage to Jackie Chan movies at points plus the fight choreography is well thought out.

The fight sequences are filmed in a very unique way, with the camera moving at very sharp, precise angles, which gives it a unique style. You never miss a move and the fighting does go at a fast pace. At the end of the day, a kung-fu movie lives or dies on the strength of it's fight scenes. Although not the best scenes you will see, the combination of humour and good action direction, really show off the skills on offer here.

So if you're a martial arts movie fan, and not seen this, give this it a whirl! It might just pleasantly surprise you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1997 (Philippines) See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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| (director's cut)

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DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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