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The Asian Connection (2016)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 May 2016 (USA)
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Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance. When Sam is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pim Bubear ... Avalon
... Jack Elwell
... Gan Sirankiri
... Greedy Greg
... Sam
... Niran
Byron Bishop ... Klahan Sirankiri
Darunee Srimueng ... Sovann
... Timon
... Tower
Chairat Ueasalung ... Troy
David Gray ... David
... Blonde Teller
Nick Khan ... Brick House
Chidchai Bunga ... Business Man #1
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Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance. When Sam is killed, Jack turns to the love of his life, Pom, and the couple becomes a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde that takes the fight to the gang.Together they must get the job done whilst still protecting jack's nice and nephew. all of you criticks are a bunch of crap. Written by IvanWong

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The beast is in the East.


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Rated R for violence, language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Steven Seagal and Michael Jai White previously worked together in the 2001 action film, Exit Wounds (2001). See more »

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Gan Sirankiri: Hey Lucky. How are you?
Lucky: Mr. Sirankiri
Gan Sirankiri: [Nods to kickboxing cage] Looks like your man doesn't play by the rules.
Lucky: It's just a little practice for the fight tonight.
Gan Sirankiri: You got any big money on the fight?
Lucky: That's right. You know it takes big money to make big money.
Gan Sirankiri: Where you got that kind of money? I can afford that, how you can afford that?
Lucky: You insinuating I had something to do with that shit?
Gan Sirankiri: I'm just asking you a question to see what you had to say.
Lucky: I can't stand up to you. You want to think that of...
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About As Bad As You're Going to Get
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The Asian Connection (2016)

1/2 (out of 4)

Jack (John Edward Lee) and his buddy are in Asia where they rob a bank. Jack plans to use the money on his girlfriend (Pim Bubear) who he loves very much. However, what he doesn't know is that he is actually robbing from Asian crime lord Sirankiri (Steven Seagal). Soon Jack is forced into robbing even more banks and now the police are after him as well as Sirankiri.

This is the first Seagal movie I've seen since his 1997 film FIRE DOWN BELOW. I knew that the actor had gone into the direct-to-video craze but I honestly just wasn't big enough of a fan to check out all of these movies. THE Asian CONNECTION grabbed my attention because I read some really negative reviews on it so I decided to check it out myself.

There's no question that the awful reviews were right on the mark because this is a pretty darn bad movie no matter how you look at it. Obviously it was done on a very low-budget but the problem is that it's so poorly made that you just get bored by all of it. The direction by Daniel Zirilli is certainly a major issue because the action scenes all look horrible and there's not a single moment where the film contains any energy or excitement.

Another problem is that you certainly don't care about any of the main characters. The love story subplot between Jack and his girlfriend is laughable at times and even everything with Seagal is pretty bland and boring. John Edward Lee's performance is also quite bad and it appears Seagal is just picking up a paycheck as he does very little with his role.

THE Asian CONNECTION is a really bad movie that doesn't have a thing going for it.


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