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Adventures of Johnny Tao (2007)

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Johnny discovers half of a magic spear - it's part of his dad's guitar. When the other half lands in the hands of an evil spirit bent on world domination, the stage is set for bone-crunching martial arts action!,

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Kenn Scott

Writer:

Kenn Scott
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ilram Choi ... Body guard
Stirling Everly Stirling Everly ... Young Johnny
Angel Frost Angel Frost ... Demon
Michael Goetz ... Dan Friedman
Michael Gregory ... Vito
Daniel Hernandez ... Pablo (as Danny Hernandez)
James Hong ... Sifu
Alex Huynh ... Hiro
Dennis Keiffer ... Patch
Ralf Koch ... Bucky
Cici Lau ... Mama Ling
Scott Levy ... Warlock
Jason London ... Jimmy
Marianne Muellerleile ... Kate
Matt Mullins ... Eddie
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Storyline

Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it the guitar was carved in the shape of a dragon's head and made in part from an ancient spear his father found in the crater of a shooting star. When Johnny's friend Eddie stumbles upon the other half of the spear he releases an ancient demon hungry for power and destruction. Mika a beautiful Chinese warrior who holds the secret to fighting Eddie and his army of kung fu, sugar-craving warriors reveals to Johnny that the only way to stop the evil spirit is to use the first half of the spear - the dragon on Johnny's guitar! Together Johnny and Mika set out to fight Eddie and his army, reunite the two halves of the spear, restore peace to the town and - of course - save the world! Written by Anonymous

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spear | guitar | warrior | dragon | ancient | See All (22) »

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Rock-a-billy music and martial arts meets "Night of the Living Dead." See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Johnny Tao: Rock Around the Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Director Kenn Scott originally planned to star in the movie, before deciding what it would be too much work in addition to writing and directing. See more »

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I really liked this movie!
6 August 2007 | by kelly-668See all my reviews

I liked the simplicity and clarity of the story, the story-telling, and the fight sequences. In an age where it seems like every film is computer generated and you're never sure if your watching the actors or a computer geek in Silicone Valley's work, it was refreshing to see a film that went back to the basics. I liked the characters and cared about their plight, the story kept moving and had a number of surprises, and I wasn't bombarded with images my children couldn't watch. There needs to be more films like this. I simply enjoyed watching this film and hope more film-makers go back to the basics. This is a perfect example of the fact that it is the "steak" we want, not the "sizzle". Johnny Tao is a really nice piece of steak.


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