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Miami Connection (1987)

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A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.

Directors:

Woo-sang Park (as Richard Park), Y.K. Kim (uncredited)

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Woo-sang Park (story) (as Richard Park), Y.K. Kim (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Y.K. Kim Y.K. Kim ... Mark
Vincent Hirsch Vincent Hirsch ... John
Joseph Diamand Joseph Diamand ... Jack (as Joseph Diamond)
Maurice Smith Maurice Smith ... Jim
Angelo Janotti Angelo Janotti ... Tom
Kathy Collier Kathy Collier ... Jane
William Ergle William Ergle ... Jeff
Si Y Jo Si Y Jo ... Yashito
Woo-sang Park Woo-sang Park ... Uncle Song (as Richard Park)
William P. Young William P. Young ... Club Owner (as Willliam Young)
Joy Sharpe Joy Sharpe ... Club Owner's Girlfriend
William Whitacre William Whitacre ... Music Store Owner (scenes deleted)
John Leeson John Leeson ... Professor #1
Sue Jacotta Sue Jacotta ... Professor #2 (credit only)
William Hollingsed William Hollingsed ... Deputy Sheriff
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Storyline

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song "Against the Ninja," Mark (taekwondo master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world's smelliest underbelly. It'll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can't stop until they've completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the "stupid cocaine"...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!! Written by MiamiConnection

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Taglines:

Survival the ultimate test...

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Against the Ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

P.J.K. Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The man who plays Jane's professor was a real computer science professor at the University of Central Florida. A scene was filmed showing the men in their class but it was deleted. See more »

Goofs

When one of the gang members pours beer on the Dragon Sound members' heads, John obviously leans in so the guy can reach him. See more »

Quotes

John: So, Mark, how do you feel about putting some board breaking into the act?
Mark: Sure, why not?
John: We could write another taekwondo song, and after Tom does one of his guitar solos, we could all break boards. Jack could do a drum solo. How 'bout it, Jack?
Jack: Love to help you write that song, John, but there's no way I'm gonna break any boards in that club. I don't even want us to play there anymore.
John: Why? 'Cause that other band jumped us the other night?
Jack: Yeah... because of Jeff, too. He's in there every ...
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Soundtracks

Tae Kwon Do Family
Lyrics by William P. Young
Music by Lloyd C. Sharpe (as Lloyd Sharpe) & Rick Hartzog
Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar by Lloyd C. Sharpe (as Lloyd Sharpe)
Keyboards by Rick Hartzog
Drums and Percussion by Terry Lamb
Bass by Roxwell Smith
Produced by William P. Young
Performed by The Lloyds Richards Band
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A ridiculous collection of bad acting, action, editing and whatever else goes into a movie--and I enjoyed every ridiculous moment
21 November 2012 | by Agent10See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for 'Miami Connection," my mind was literally blown. I knew the 1980s was a wasteland of Troma garbage and horrible B films, but this film had something more than your run of the mill awfulness. It was epic. It was beautiful. It was bad 80s pop music, complete with bad feel good lyrics you might see in some TV show, the kind of song a writer comes up with on the spot because that's what they think the "youth" music sounds like. Never mind the bad acting, editing, and overall quality of the film transfer--that was something I was expecting. What I wasn't expecting was the bad after school special side- plots, the rampant homo eroticism, the most bizarre and random gang of thugs ever assembled and the sheer 80s-ness of the film. What I really loved was the over acting by the extras in the film. They must have known that they would never get another chance to be in a film, so they hammed it up for all to see.

Now I will remind you, if you aren't into watching films that are bad enough to make Mystery Science Theater 3000, then you surely will not get the sheer awesomeness of this awful movie. If you like straight comedy or action films, then I suggest you stay away and save your money. As for the rest of us, enjoy.


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