The gimmick in The Perfect Weapon is that the kick-ass hero (newcomer Jeff Speakman) practices a form of karate known as kenpo, in which the traditional arm and leg thrusts are broken up into lots of tiny machine-gun movements. During the fight scenes, it sounds as if a hundred watermelons were being clobbered at once. Other than that, it’s business as usual, with the all-American Speakman proving the most generic vigilante this genre has spawned yet.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama; Starring: Jeff Speakman, Mariska Hargitay, John Dye, Mako; Director: Mark DiSalle; Author: David C. Wilson; Runtime (in minutes): 83; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Home Video
Posted March 29 1991 — 12:00 AM EST
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