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The Asian Connection (2016)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pim Bubear Pim Bubear ... Avalon
John Edward Lee John Edward Lee ... Jack Elwell
Steven Seagal ... Gan Sirankiri
Michael Jai White ... Greedy Greg
Byron Gibson ... Sam
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Niran
Byron Bishop Byron Bishop ... Klahan Sirankiri
Darunee Srimueng Darunee Srimueng ... Sovann
Dean Alexandrou ... Timon
Ron Smoorenburg ... Tower
Chairat Ueasalung Chairat Ueasalung ... Troy
David Gray David Gray ... David
Natalie Lorence ... Blonde Teller
Nick Khan Nick Khan ... Brick House
Chidchai Bunga Chidchai Bunga ... Business Man #1
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Thailand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mexican Connection See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Really well done movie, with a really good story!
16 May 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

If you want to see this because like me you saw Seagal on the poster larger than life, I got to tell you, Steven Seagal is not much of a fixture.

Seagal plays the antagonist, a crime lord that has taken over the Cambodian underground. A nobody named Jack robs a bank in order to give his hot girlfriend a fairy tale lifestyle, but discovers some of the money he stole belongs to the crime lord when his henchman comes to get it back, but the henchman has his own agenda when he blackmails Jack to rob banks that he selected. Than the story get complex.

It's a crime drama and a love story, similar to True Romance, filled with guns and crime.

If you've seen True Romance, Seagal's part in Asian Connection is similar too Christopher Walken's part in that, and it's an excellent place for the aging action hero.

Although from the look of the poster, I was expecting more action. Not just from Seagal but in general. Seagal does a few moves but nothing fancy, just enough to justify his pay check, The worse part however, is the spectacular Micheal Jai White makes an appearance in the movie that's nothing more than a glorified cameo, that makes people like me think it's gonna go down, but nothing that epic happens.

Don't let that discourage you from seeing the movie. Once I got over the disappointment of the b-action Star power being used to put this in limited release at my theater, I got an excellent crime filled love story that makes up for it.


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