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Silent Assassins (1988)

The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon. The only person who can possibly stop Kendrick and his gang ... See full summary »

Directors:

Doo-yong Lee (as Lee Doo Yong), Scott Thomas (co-director)

Writers:

Lin Ada, James Bruner (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam J. Jones ... Sam Kettle
Linda Blair ... Sara
Jun Chong Jun Chong ... Jun Kim
Phillip Rhee ... Bernard
Mako ... Oyama
Bill Erwin ... Dr. London
Gustav Vintas ... Kendrick
Rebecca Ferratti ... Miss Amy (as Rebecca Ferrati)
Peter Looney ... Dr. Thomas
Charles Young Charles Young ... Captain Cunningham
David Colette David Colette ... Hasbro
Joanna Chong Joanna Chong ... Joanna
Greg Joung Paik ... Jum Kim's Brother (as Greg Paik)
Alexis Rhee ... Joanna's Mother (as Susan Rhee)
Dan Beder Dan Beder ... Danny
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Storyline

The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon. The only person who can possibly stop Kendrick and his gang is L. A. cop Sam Kettle and martial arts master Jun Kim (uncle of a little girl also kidnapped by Kendrick). Together, they go to war against an army of ninjas to rescue the hostages and bring their kidnappers to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Ruthless, Invisible, Unstoppable Silent Assassins...the Ultimate Weapon. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1988 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinos Silenciosos See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA

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Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) When the leading characters enter the house to save the professor and the little girl, camera equipment is seen when they enter the room with the two guards. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1988 UK Medusa video release was cut by 1 min 18 secs by the BBFC to edit a stabbing scene and to remove all footage of nunchakus. The cuts were fully restored in the 2003 DVD release. See more »

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Flash Gordon vs ninja?!
1 April 2007 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

Sam J Jones stars in this fairly enjoyable action affair as a cop on the trail of some ruthless killers, including a demented ex CIA operative, who are attempting to procure the top secret formula to a potentially devastating biological weapon. Also drawn along for the ride are the excellent pairing of Jun Chong and Phillip Rhee (who gets to display some more of his awesome kicking skills!) who also appeared together in the similarly entertaining Los Angeles Street Fighter aka Ninja Turf (and in fact produced the film being reviewed here to).

Moving along at a cracking pace with some rather well handled action set pieces throughout and a pleasant splattering of gore (including a particularly nasty torture scene!) this is a reasonably satisfying flick and should certainly provide less discriminating action fans with a fairly solid ninety or so minutes of entertainment.

Look out to for the lovely Linda Blair in this as Jones' long suffering wife.

Overall, well worth a watch!


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