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18 Fingers of Death! (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | Video 11 April 2006
A Martial Arts Movie Star "Mock-umentary" in the loose tradition of Spinal Tap.

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James Lew

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James Lew
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Aaron ... Quincy Tarantula
Koji Abe Koji Abe ... Music Video Dancer
Michael Andersen Michael Andersen ... Plumber in Park
John Arrington John Arrington ... Bank Executive
Lisa Arturo ... Sushi Cue
Jenna Bailey Jenna Bailey ... Starlet #1
Paige Baxter Paige Baxter ... Ms. Turlow
Ross Bernard Ross Bernard ... Student
Erik Betts ... Tyrone
Aaron Bolden Aaron Bolden ... Maurice Griffin
Donovan Brandt Donovan Brandt ... Movie Director
Charlie George Brown Charlie George Brown ... Chuck Snorris
George Cheung ... Dr. Fook Yu (as George Kee Cheung)
Arnold Chon ... Deadly Thug #2
Nancy P. Corbo Nancy P. Corbo ... Student
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The "buzz" in Hollywood is that, "18 FINGERS OF DEATH!" will kick the butt out of the low budget martial arts movies genre and knocks us down to the ground laughing! This funny "sockumentart" of the world of Chop sockey, kung fooey, ninja poo poo, karate kidding croutching tiger stuff takes you on the journey of making martial arts movies at it's lowest. The best kept secret in Hollywood is legendary martial arts star, Buford Lee. He has starred in eight hundred and three "B" minus minus martial arts movies. But nobody knows who he is! Nobody, that is, except Ronald Mck, fresh out of inner city high school, full of unstoppable energy and determined to shoot a documentary on his favorite martial arts hero, Buford Lee. Through interviews, personal footage, private behind the scenes clips and selected action scenes from Buford's classic movies like "I KILL YOU UNTIL YOU DIE", "17 FINGERS OF DEATH!", and "THE LEGEND OF THE DRUNKEN BASTARD", you'll really experience what it is like to be ... Written by James Lew

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Rated PG-13 for some crude and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

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English

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11 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$195,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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18 Fingers of Death
Imani Walker and Eddie Griffin Jr.
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18 Fingers packs a slight punch, but an enjoyable one
16 September 2005 | by FilmFlaneurSee all my reviews

An amiable and amusing mockumentary, 18 FINGERS OF DEATH stands roughly in the same relation to Kung Fu movies as SPINAL TAP does to rock music. Low rent action star Buford Lee (James Lew, familiar from supporting roles BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS and TRAFFIC), sporting a certifiable Bruce Lee accent, is trying to get his new martial arts film 18 FINGERS.. off the ground. His travails are recorded by first time documentary maker, ever enthusiastic fan Ronald Mack (Maurice Patten). Along the way there are gentle parodies of martial arts heroes 'Stephen Seafood' 'Chuck Snorris' and most memorably, 'Antonio Bandana' etc, extracts from Buford's previous releases and scenes of the rehearsal and shooting of his latest one. Much of the acting on offer here is fine and the cinematography is excellent too (my DVD box claims the ratio is 4:3 but it is actually 1.85:1). The relationship between Lee and Mack is what gives the film its gravity – one especially relishes the scene when the star proudly shows him his collection of treasured Kung Fu memorabilia, including 'the actual socks worn by Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon' (sadly unwashed) - and the obvious affection shown the genre by the principals shines through constantly. It's a shame that the film somewhat runs out of steam at the end, especially once Mack has left the story. Occasionally too, jokes could have been sharper, a fact especially true of the late, extended fight scene between Bandana and Lee which plays out the old farting routine for too long, its introduction a sure sign that invention is flagging. One misses the insane surreality which appeared in KUNG POW its absence due, perhaps wisely, to 18 FINGERS' recognition that such elements would appear somewhat jarring in the context of a supposed factual format. But the buoyant Patten is a real find, one of the best things in the picture in fact, clearly a talent to watch, Lew's more restrained performance allowing his co star his head. On my copy some of the action scenes seemed a bit dark, but this is not too much of a distraction. All in all, this is worth watching, with no real slow patches, although as one might expect martial arts fans – and lovers of straight-to-video chock socky - will laugh the most.


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