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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)

A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give ... See full summary »

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Phillip Rhee

Writers:

Phillip Rhee (screenplay), Fred Vicarel (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Rhee ... Tommy Lee
Ernie Hudson ... Detective Gresko
Tobin Bell ... Lukasz Slava
Thure Riefenstein ... Yuri Slava
Jessica Collins ... Karina
Chris Lemmon ... Jack Jarvis (as Christopher Lemmon)
Paul Gleason ... Father Gil
Art LaFleur ... Big Joolie (as Art La Fluer)
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Boris (as Sven Ole Thorsen)
Jessica Huang Jessica Huang ... Stephanie Lee
Jill Ritchie ... Mickey
Ilia Volok ... Ilia (as Ilia Volokh)
Garrett Warren ... Viktor
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Oleg
Monte Rex Perlin Monte Rex Perlin ... Sergi (as Monte Perlin)
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A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the DA, she is shot and killed, but not before handing the disc to an unsuspecting Tommy Lee. Despite working with the police as a martial arts instructor, Lee doesn't go to the cops with the disc, but instead goes on the run, giving the mafia time to kidnap his daughter and hold as a hostage in exchange for return of the disc. Will Tommy ever see his daughter again? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

This movie is set in 1998. Tommy has a daughter that is clearly at least 5 years old. It also shows old footage of him and his "wife" who is supposedly deceased, who he would have known for at least 5 years. In Best of the Best 3, just 3 years earlier, he had no wife and no daughter. See more »

Quotes

[Boris shoots the truck-driver, and then moves his dead body to the passenger-seat when he gets in the truck]
Boris: You can ride shotgun!
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German Video-Release (Paramount) was cut by a few scenes in order to receive an 18-Rating. See more »

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Follows Best of the Best (1989) See more »

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plot line better, acting worse
22 February 2001 | by ryangilmer007See all my reviews

Best of the Best 4, is better than 3, but just barely. Basically, I say this because part 4 doesn't contradict parts 1/2 (like 3 does), (ie. their is no reference to Tommy Lee having siblings).

Anyway, I liked the Russian plot line of the story, and especially Sven Ole-Thorsen's bit part as Boris. Aside from that though and a few fighting scenes, the movie is nothing special. The limited budget is also very noticeable (especially in the airplane blow-up scene).

Also, part 4 does not really have a moral or say anything like part 3 did, there are a couple of more better known actors (Hudson, Thorsen) in part 4, but alas nothing like the beginning of the series (and even these characters have very small roles).

Alas, it seems Best of the Best is the Rhee show, and to be truthful, he cannot carry a movie.

Saw on tape, Rating:4


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