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Dark Assassin (2005)

After four years Derek Wu is released from prison. Hunting for a regular job he tries to redeem his life by living clean. Then, Derek's old gang buddies turn up murdered and the police make... See full summary »

Director:

Jason Yee

Writer:

Jason Yee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Yee ... Derek Wu
Thomas Braxton Jr. Thomas Braxton Jr. ... Ray
Cung Le ... The Assassin
Tony Todd ... Ghost
Doug Marsden Doug Marsden ... Det. Harris
Yuisa Perez Yuisa Perez ... Gina
Yao Li Yao Li ... Buddha's Man
Jimmy Sing Yee Jimmy Sing Yee ... Old Tiger
Jennifer L. Yen ... Kate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Henoch Gary Henoch ... Mob Guy
Myquan Jackson Myquan Jackson ... Arms Dealer
Michael Winter ... SWAT Captain

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Storyline

After four years Derek Wu is released from prison. Hunting for a regular job he tries to redeem his life by living clean. Then, Derek's old gang buddies turn up murdered and the police make him the prime suspect. When his former crime boss finds out he's back in town, Derek becomes a marked man. Derek finds himself on the run as he is confronted by a dark past he cannot escape! In this homage to the legendary Bruce Lee and films of the 70's, martial arts champion Jason Yee serves up Kung-Fu action with attitude. Written by Jason Yee

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Taglines:

The El Mariachi school of filmmaking goes kung fu.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Was shot with 16mm negative film cameras on a shoe-string budget in 2001. See more »

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More of a character drama with a 70's vibe, good for a low budget.
29 December 2006 | by livingspace1See all my reviews

I rented this movie last night expecting a typical kung-fu film. I was happy to find it was much more of a character drama. The kung-fu action I was expecting was short but, straight to point, it left you wanting more, you could tell Jason Yee knew what he was doing as I found out later in the DVD extras he is a real kung-fu champion. The film has this cool 70's style vibe which made me feel like I was watching an old school classic. In one fight scene there is an excellent homage to the legendary Bruce Lee. Jason Yee really captured the dragon's fire in that scene. In the DVD extras is the making of 'Dark Assassin' which was cool to find out this film was made for $80,000. Wow! It made me respect the film much more as I expect all action films to cost millions of dollars. Jason Yee could be the next action star he really has what it takes. I can't wait to see his next film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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