The Perfect Weapon (1991) 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… R PT83M Action/Adventure Drama Jeff Speakman Mariska Hargitay John Dye Mako Paramount Home Video
Movie Review

The Perfect Weapon (1991)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D

Details Rated: R; Length: 83 minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Jeff Speakman; Distributor: Paramount Home Video

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.

Originally posted Mar 29, 1991 Published in issue #59 Mar 29, 1991 Order article reprints