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Unlucky Stars (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 19 September 2015 (USA)
When Peru's Biggest Action Film Star and Jordan's newest rising talent find themselves pursued by a notorious Bookie, a couple of private investigators are forced to choose between their job and their conscience.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Josh Whitman
Ken Quitugua ... Ken Champaco
... Sameer Yousef
... David Palatnikov
... Tomas De La Cruz
Steven Yu ... Stan
... Amera Flores
... Sam
... Rich
Roy Chen ... Vic
... Kyle
George Crayton ... Ray
Ed Kahana ... Jimmy
Troy Carbonel ... Moe Moe
Lucas Okuma ... Ivan
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When Peru's Biggest Action Film Star and Jordan's newest rising talent find themselves pursued by a notorious Bookie, a couple of private investigators are forced to choose between their job and their conscience.

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B List Action Stars Meet Big Trouble.


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martial arts Homage to 1980's Hong Kong action films
23 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

UNLUCKY STARS REVIEW

Now to start off, I love action films and martial arts movies, especially old 1980's Hong Kong action films. Imagine my joy when I came across the trailer for unlucky stars on YouTube. I have waited a very long time for them to release this, let me tell you!

It was well worth the wait as this is a perfect homage to the 1980's Hong Kong action films and will hit the mark with any fan. The martial arts are fantastic and full of fast-hitting pure martial arts action. The comedy is well timed and will have you regularly bursting into fits of laughter and the stunts look so good, you really feel for the actors that are performing them at breakneck speed. Most of all, it just blends so well that you would easily think you where watching a Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao film like "Meals on Wheels" or "Lucky Stars" and you would not be far wrong!

This film was heavily inspired by the "Lucky Stars" series featuring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. The action sequences will remind you of some of the scenes in the series and elements of the characters are directly influenced by the series. Ruel, Quitugua, and Rimburg's characters parallel that of Yuen, Jackie, Sammo perfectly.

So what's it all about I hear you cry?

Well, Josh Whitman is broke after quitting his job and desperately needs a new one, so a friend sends him to Ken Champaco to fill in as a private investigator. Ken takes him on as his new partner for his latest case-Tracking down Peruvian D-list action star Tomas De La Cruz, who owes $15,000 to a nasty local bookie and has gone on the lamb. La Cruz's obsessive fanboy, the talent less wannabe action star Sameer – who couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag also gets dragged into the story. Along with the talented but overweight martial artist David Palatkinov, who is relegated to being a unappreciated stuntman. In an explosive martial arts medley of kicks, punches, flips and at one point a little angry man with a big stick, Josh and Ken soon discover that this isn't going to be the easy payday that they thought it would be.

To be fair, this independent film was made just for the love of Hong Kong action films by some fantastic stuntmen but is is an absolute must watch for any true martial arts fan.

Now go buy or rent it now, you won't be disappointed!

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