|Better Off Dead 1985 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Cast: John Cusack, Kim Darby, Diane Franklin, David Ogden Stiers, Amanda Wyss, Curtis Armstrong, Vincent Schiavelli, Taylor Negron, Demian Slade, Scooter Stevens, Laura Waterbury, Dan Schneider, Yuji Okumoto, Brian Imada, Chuck Mitchell
When teenager Lane Meyer (John Cusack) gets dumped by his girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) after she falls for the ski team captain, he tries, without success, to kill himself. Hoping to win Beth back, Lane challenges the new boyfriend to a ski race. In the meantime, Lane meets French exchange student Monique (Diane Franklin) and begins to fall for her. And through it all, Lane endures his mother's (Kim Darby) imaginative, but terrible, cooking. Followed by "One Crazy Summer."
|Bloodfist V: Human Target 1993 R, 85 min.|
aka: Human Target
Director: Jeff Yonis
Cast: Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Denice Duff, Yuji Okumoto, Don Stark, Danny Lopez, Steve(2) James, Michael Yama, Kelly Jones, Neil Levin, Art Camacho, Dennis Keiffer, Sharon Lawrence, Dee McCafferty, Wesley Leong, David Loo
FBI agent Jimmy (Don "The Dragon" Wilson) is on the trail of Asian illegal gun dealers when two thugs do a number on him, leaving our hero in the hospital with amnesia. Now, not only are the baddies after him, but so is the FBI, and Jimmy is not sure whose side he's on.
|Brain Smasher: A Love Story 1993 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Albert Pyun
Cast: Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Yuji Okumoto, Brion James, Tim Thomerson, Charles Rocket, Nicholas Guest, Dorothy Dells, Wrick Jones, Galen Schrick, Steve Tancora, Peter Kwong
Supermodel Samantha Crain (Teri Hatcher) attempts to deliver a smuggled package containing a red lotus flower to her sister Cammy (Deborah Van Valkenburgh). On making the delivery, she learns that Cammy has been captured by Chinese Shaolin Monks who want the lotus flower because they believe it holds the key to ultimate power. The sisters manage to flee the Monks, and Samantha hires Ed "Brain Smasher" Molloy (Andrew Dice Clay) as her bodyguard. The couple fights off the monks a number of times–until Molloy is captured. The monks demand the lotus flower in return for Molloy, and the sisters must decide whether or not to make a deal.
|The Crow: Wicked Prayer 2005 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror
Director: Lance Mungia
Cast: Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Tara Reid, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Danny Trejo, Dennis Hopper, Yuji Okumoto, Marcus Chong, Tito Ortiz, Rosemberg Salgado
In this fourth film in the "Crow" series, the leader of a satanic cult, Luc Crash (David Boreanaz), kills Jimmy (Edward Furlong) and Jimmy's girlfriend, Lilly (Emmanuelle Chriqui), in order to use their body parts in a ceremony to make him an immortal demon. But Jimmy comes back as "The Crow" to exact revenge on Luc.
|Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board 2007 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Eric Bross
Cast: Brandon Baker, Jake T. Austin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Robyn Lively, Mary Page Keller, Yuji Okumoto, Lil J, Andrew James Allen, Rose McIver, Akoni Kama, Phil Brown, Thomas Newman, Fasitua Amosa, William Wallace
In this sequel to "Johnny Tsunami," Brandon Baker is back in his role of a Vermont snowboarding champion. This time, Johnny returns to Hawaii to attend his grandfather's wedding. When he meets his new family, Johnny encounters problems with obnoxious 12-year-old Chris who is his new uncle and whose life is devoted to dirt boarding. Chris causes problems at the wedding, which prove only to be a hint of more troubles to come. Will Johnny be able to step in and make peace in the new family?
|Johnny Tsunami 1999 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Steve Boyum
Cast: Brandon Baker, Yuji Okumoto, Mary Page Keller, Lee Thompson Young, Kirsten Storms, Zachary Bostrom, Gregory Itzin, Cylk Cozart, Steve Van Wormer, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Gabriel Luque, Taylor Moore, Anne Sward
13-year-old Johnny Kapahala (Brandon Baker) loves and lives in Hawaii. Surfing is his life, and nothing can tear him away from it–aside from the fact that his parents have just dropped the news on him that the family's moving! Of all places, cold, snowy Vermont is where they are heading. Now the coolest guy of the place he came from is falling fast to the bottom in Vermont, where the kids are snobby and disrespectful. As Johnny tries skiing, he comes up with something better, almost like a surfboard! Johnny soon learns how the skiers and snowboarders don't get along, and he'll have to choose his real friends from the rival school, or at his new school where his dad works. (Review by EW)
|The Karate Kid, Part II 1986 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Action / Romance
aka: Karate Kid II
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Nobu McCarthy, Martin Kove, Danny Kamekona, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Bruce Malmuth, Pat E. Johnson, Will Hunt, Evan Malmuth, Joey Miyashima, Raymond Ma, Charlie Tanimoto, Marc Hayashi
In this sequel, Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (Pat Morita) is summoned to Okinawa where his father (Charlie Tanimoto) is dying, and he takes his student Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) with him. Upon arrival, Miyagi reunites with his childhood sweetheart Yukie (Nobu McCarthy) who Miyagi believes married his rival Sato (Danny Kamekona). Now, Sato wants to resume fighting with Miyagi, and Danny is challenged to a fight with Sato's nephew Chozen (Yuji Okumoto). The test of wills is on in an action-packed climax. The soundtrack includes "Glory of Love," which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song.
|Mean Guns 1997 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Albert Pyun
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Michael Halsey, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Kimberly Warren, Tina Cote, Yuji Okumoto, Thom Mathews, Hoke Howell, James Mathers, Jahi J.J. Zuri, Jerry Rector, Milan Nicksic, Hunter Doughty, James Wellington
Action abounds in this film involving assassins, weapons, and $10,000,000. Three Syndicate traitors, Marcus (Michael Halsey), Lou (Christopher Lambert), and D (Kimberly Warren) are forced into a survival-of-the fittest contest–the devious plot of Syndicate boss Vincent Moon (Ice-T) to punish those who have screwed up his operations.
|True Believer 1989 R, 103 min.|
Director: Joseph Ruben
Cast: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Kurtwood Smith, Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto, Tom Bower, Charles Hallahan, Luis Guzman, Miguel Fernandes, Graham Beckel
This story will hold your attention from beginning to end as a lawyer (James Woods) runs into official roadblocks after he agrees to look into the case of a convicted murderer.
|1. Better Off Dead (1985)|
2. Bloodfist V: Human Target (1993)
aka: Human Target
3. Brain Smasher: A Love Story (1993)
4. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
5. Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007)
6. Johnny Tsunami (1999)
7. The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
aka: Karate Kid II
8. Mean Guns (1997)
9. True Believer (1989)
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