An expert in "kenpo" karate avenges his Koreatown friend, slain by a mobster in Los Angeles.An expert in "kenpo" karate avenges his Koreatown friend, slain by a mobster in Los Angeles.An expert in "kenpo" karate avenges his Koreatown friend, slain by a mobster in Los Angeles.
The movie was directed by Mark DiSalle who also directed Kickboxer (1989) Jean-Claude Van Damme film and the music score and composer is Gary Chang who made music scores for other action movies and that really good such as: Dead Bang, Death Warrant (another Jean-Claude Van Damme movie), Under Siege, Sniper, Double Team and other movies.
"Full contact. No protection. No problem."
So the story tell about a young 11 year old boy Jeff (Micah Roberts) who loses his mom and he becomes a troublemaker. His father a police officer Capt. Carl Sanders (Beau Starr) want's to sent him to military school, so that Jeff will learn a hard discipline. Kim (Mako) friend of the family sends Jeff in to Kempo Karate school instead so that Jeff will learn the discipline on the hard way and control his anger and energy with a hard work. 6 years later a teen Jeff (Tom Hermann) becomes one of the best students and a martial arts expert in six degree black belt. But in the school in the football field Jeff get's in to an argument with one of the football players but when the football player punches his younger brother Adam (Justin Webb), Jeff uses his martial arts skills on the football player and kicks the living sh** out of him. Which he lands in the hospital. After that incident his father kick's him out of the house and throw's him out off his and his younger brother life away forever. Jeff goes on his own way but stay's in touch with Kim (Mako) as his father figure. Many years later Jeff is a now young man (Jeff Speakman) who practices his karate moves every day. When he hears his best friend Kim is in trouble he rushes back home to safe his friend from Korean mafia but he is too late, his best friend is killed. Now he goes on his own brand of justice for the killer with his martial arts skills without any back up or weapons he's "The Perfect Weapon."
This movie has everything it has a heart it has martial arts likable one man army martial arts expert Jeff Speakman. You mourn with the hero when he is kicked out of his home from his dad. It has full contact it has memorial bad guys James Hong and Professor Tanaka great fighting skills, great soundtrack and you can easily root for the good guy hero. The movie has a great action, great dialogues, great cast of actors, the acting from everyone is excellent. I love the setting of this movie, I love the final fights in the factory and it is filled with great action.
All tough to movie tagline say's: "No gun. No knife. No equal." Jeff uses a different kind of weapons by the end of the movie two oak stickers (Bo) and he does uses two knives on the end of the movie.
Great performance from Jeff Speakman I heard he had a throat cancer but he recover it. Wonderful performance from Mako and excellent performance from James Hong and Professor Tanaka. There is no wire, no fake, all real actions. The fight scenes are unbelievable, the story is good as well. In here they are real fights real practical effect no shaky cam no CGI everything is made for real. Watch the final fight with Jeff and Professor Tanaka on the end of the movie one of the best fighting scenes in the intier movie ever!!!
This movie is one of the reasons that I have signed in the Karate school training karate for 2 years and I have earn orange belt In the Shotokan karate. The only problem I have is with the director to actress Mariska Hargitay who play's Jeniffer (Jeff's childhood friend) she has nothing to do in this movie she doesn't have even any lines. She keeps appearing and disappearing I don't know why director put her in the screen and he didn't gave her nothing to do she is a great actress.
R.I.P. Mako, John Dye,Seth Sakai, Professor Toru Tanaka and my mom Jelka Jamar when she died in 2007 thank you my mom for paying all the karate lessons for me I love you and I miss you. This review is dedicated to my mom.
The Perfect Weapon get's by me a score B 7/10 a good underrated martial arts action movie.
The Perfect Weapon is a 1991 martial arts action film directed by Mark DiSalle and starring Jeff Speakman, Mako Iwamatsu, James Hong, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
7/10 Grade: B Studio: Paramount Pictures Starring: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hargitay, Dante Basco, Professor Tanaka Director: Mark DiSalle Producers: Pierre David, Mark DiSalle Writter: David C. Wilson Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr. 23 Mins. Budget: $10.000.000 Box Office: $14,061,361
- Sep 4, 2017