Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.
It's 25 years later, and police detective Frank Washington is forced to team up again with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to investigate a series of assassinations, in a case with ingredients they could never have imagined.
Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...
A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.
Walking jawline Tony Stone (Robert Z'Dar), is a tough criminal with questionable recruitment criteria for his henchmen. After he and his goons pull off a heist at a surprisingly well-guarded ice cream truck depot, they're caught by Lt. Sunset (Jim Brown) and shipped off to the slammer. En route, Stone's brother-disguised as the most unconvincing woman ever-springs the gang and gets gut-shot for his efforts. In search of medical help, the bad guys invade the home of all-American bad ass John Morgan (Harold Diamond). Morgan plays along with the criminals to save his family, but an all-American bad ass can only take so much before deciding to kill.Written by
KILLING American STYLE is a hilariously awful B-movie from Iranian born director Amir Shervan, who previously helmed SAMURAI COP which also starred the huge-jawed Robert Z'Dar (MANIAC COP). Shervan's filmography has recently been given a new lease of life thanks to some high definition releases around the globe, allowing a new legion of fans to appreciate some genuine so-bad-it's-good entertainment.
This film looks and feels just like other Shervan movies such as THE YOUNG REBELS, GYPSY, and of course SAMURAI COP. The stories are concerned with gangs of long-haired and hulking muscle guys who go around and abuse people. The heroes look just like the villains and these movies work via action narratives with plenty of shoot-outs and ineptly-staged fights to recommend them.
KILLING American STYLE adopts a home invasion template as a group of vicious robbers invade an everyday household and hold a family hostage. One of the hostages is an annoyingly bratty kid which adds some humour to the thing. There's plenty of gratuitous nudity and rape threats here, alongside some awful acting which takes wooden to whole new levels. The large-scale shoot-out at the climax has to be seen to be believed, and yet you know what? I enjoyed this. Classic so-bad-it's-good style entertainment.
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