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      The Perfect Weapon

      R 1991 1h 25m Drama Action List
      36% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 63% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings An expert (Jeff Speakman) in "kenpo" karate avenges his Chinatown friend, slain by a mobster in Los Angeles. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Jun 1, 1991 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...the picture's downfall is a result of its unusually sluggish execution and absence of a wholeheartedly compelling protagonist... Rated: 2/4 Feb 5, 2021 Full Review Ed Travis Cinapse I adore this movie, and my joy is only fettered by the fact that Speakman did not go on to become a household name. Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Isn't the most explosive of film debuts but it's still a strong and entertaining martial arts action entry. Aug 8, 2014 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 8, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Not the best movie you’ll see but it entertained me as a teenager. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/20/23 Full Review David W One of my favourite post Norris golden era martial arts dramas. I use the word drama in the context that the story both demands and receives an actual actor. Speakman was the star who never truly was. As a Kenpo master he had all the martial arts skills you wanted in a lead star, he looked the part and was an accomplished actor. That's right, unlike contemporaries such as Seagal he could actually act. This was a superior star in a very good movie for its ilk, the supporting cast including Hong, Prof Tanaka and the legendary Mako are also excellent yet it never got the credit it deserved. Life's a lottery and luck obviously plays a major part but sometimes such an obvious oversight (and Street Knight in fairness) seems very strange. Anyway, I very much enjoyed this and have rewatched it many times since its release. A great beer and pizza, lads night movie. Even my wife who hates martial arts movies greatly enjoyed this. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/05/23 Full Review carlos t Minha opinião: Um filme de 1991. Assisti para relembrar filmes dessa década de 80 e 90 que havia vários filmes de #ninja #kickbox #americaninja filmes de #vandaime #brandonlee Este filme tras 2 atores que sempre fizeram papeis de lideres de crimonosos; James Hong e Hiroyuki Tagawa. E ve-los juntos em um mesmo filme é raro. E temos também Mako para quem lembra de #Conan #Nostagial pura. O filme fala de um filho rebelde que sai de casa. E volta depois de anos, vendo que seu velho amigo e mentor Mako esta passando por dificuldades com a #mafia coreana. E quando retorna Mako é assassinado ele vai embusca de vingança. Uma estória #cliche dos filmes da época. As cenas de lutas são ao estilo da época. Para quem assistia nas madrugadas de sábado os filmes da "Faixa Preta" vai gostar. Roteiro: Simples Vale apena assistir? Para quem curte sim. Nota: como nostagial 6 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Jeff Speakman is a student of the late Ed Parker. He is a serious martial artist. He also looks a lot like the late Elvis Presley. These factors should have aligned to make a dynamic American martial arts classic. Unfortunately, the film is not all that well paced. Aside from one choreographed music video-like sequence the fights and fight choreography are a little flat. This is the best of Speakman's projects but it was not enough to propel him from martial artist to movie star. Worth seeing but not terrific. Any Chuck Norris movie is better in my opinion. Summary: Speakman is Great-the movie is OK Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Starts out interesting and promising but quickly turning into political propaganda. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An expert (Jeff Speakman) in "kenpo" karate avenges his Chinatown friend, slain by a mobster in Los Angeles.
      Director
      Mark DiSalle
      Producer
      Pierre David, Mark DiSalle
      Screenwriter
      David C. Wilson
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.8M
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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