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The Weapons of Death (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | 24 July 1981 (USA)
In San Francisco's Chinatown, a band of thugs kidnaps a girl for a large Chinese gang. Her half-brother gathers a team of expert fighters to get her back.

Director:

Paul Kyriazi

Writer:

Paul Kyriazi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Lee Eric Lee ... Eric
Bob Ramos Bob Ramos ... Curt
Ralph Castellanos Ralph Castellanos ... Bishop
Louis Bailey Louis Bailey ... Carter (as Louis Winfield Bailey)
Gerald Okamura ... Chong
Nancy Lee Nancy Lee ... Angela
Paul Kyriazi ... Paul
Garrick Huey Garrick Huey ... David
Joshua Johnson Joshua Johnson ... Josh
Leemoi Leemoi ... Sue-Lin
Sid Campbell Sid Campbell
Gina Lau Gina Lau ... Red Vest Ninja Girl (as Gini Lau)
Alan Gin Alan Gin ... Foon
Steve LaBounty Steve LaBounty ... Biker leader
Gerard Hurley Gerard Hurley
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Storyline

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Eric runs a martial arts school. His skills come in handy when a band of thugs kidnaps his half-sister for a large Chinese gang. The head thug took the job because he has a score to settle with the girl's father. The Chinese gang wants ransom money from the girl's mother, who, despite living modestly, has enough to pay it. Eric gathers a team of expert fighters from his school and goes off to get the girl back. But emotions run high when the team is joined by the father who had left his family years ago. Later, they'll be joined by a kidnapper with a conscience. In the hills, the girl escapes and gets recaptured several times. The hills are teeming not only with the members of the Chinese gang, but with female assassins and cruel bikers, too. Written by J. Spurlin

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East Meets West In A Martial Arts Free-For-All! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La mort rôde à San Francisco See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films International See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Carter: How's it going, man?
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Sh!tty acting combined with sh!tty choreography ruin this whole film. I couldn't stomach more than 30 minutess of this sh!t. The plot is BASIC, even by Kung-Fu standards. I agree with previous reviewers. Plus, why is it so hard for Kung-Fu movie producers to come up with more original title names? It makes it very hard to discern between films. I actually got this movie as one of 20 movies in a $5 20 movie Kung-Fu pack. The transfer is bad quality. Almost worse than a VHS tape. I WISH Kung-Fu movie producers would REMASTER their stuff with the original widescreen version of the film.

Point blank, this movie is a waste of time, even for hardcore Kung-Fu fans.


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