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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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Daniel Zirilli

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D. Glase Lomond (screenplay), Tom Sizemore (story) | 1 more credit »
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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 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Eventhough Michael Jai White appears on some of the posters he is only in the movie for one scene. 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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Everything you would expect and nothing more.
13 May 2016 | by dtwineSee all my reviews

I really thought that the inclusion of MJW would hopefully lift this slightly higher than expected. Sadly he is unseen but for a fleeting scene in which his role could have been played by any random crackhead.

The whole thing is so poorly acted and scripted not to mention directed that it really comes down to a D grade action flick built around Sensei Seagal playing patty cake in his pj's (yet again) and delivering even worst dialogue than usual. Even giving him the opportunity of playing a bad guy for a change seems too much like hard work for the Sensei who dials in one of the lamest performances from him yet. Maybe his lethargy is a result of being squeezed too tightly into his Spanx.

Perhaps the worst offender in this mess is Director (and I use that term very loosely) Daniel Zirilli. He continues his rise towards mediocrity with another typical example of his very obvious limitations.

Watch only if you absolutely must, but don't say you weren't warned.


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