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Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)

Not Rated | | Action | 15 November 2004 (USA)
Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane ... See full summary »

Directors:

Albert Pyun, Isaac Florentine (co-director)

Writer:

Irina Mishina (screenplay) (as Irina Diether)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Hardt ... Max Havoc
Nikki Ziering ... Girl Biker
Scott L. Schwartz ... Biker Bar Tough
Diego Wallraff ... Joe
Richard Roundtree ... Tahsi
David Carradine ... Grand Master
J.J. Perry ... Boxing Referee
Danielle Burgio ... Thief
Johnny Nguyen ... Quicksilver
Marie Matiko ... Aya
Joanna Krupa ... Jane Goody
Tawney Sablan Tawney Sablan ... Christy Goody
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Moko
Jamie Marie Spears Jamie Marie Spears ... L.J. (as Jamie Spears)
Paul Martinez Paul Martinez ... Curator
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Storyline

Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, which belongs to the ruthless Japanese Yakuza who will stop at nothing to get it back. It's up to Max to stop the Yakuza, save the sisters and restore order to the peaceful island. Written by Joseph Ruggieri

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Action/Adventure has a new name.

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I katara tou drakou See more »

Filming Locations:

Guam

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lighting technician Elvin Ralph Coon III was very critical of the film in a Los Angeles Times article from 2007, claiming that "The whole thing was just bad all the way around . . . This thing was really destined to wind up in the cutout bin of some truck stop on the way to Barstow." See more »

Goofs

In the scenes supposedly taking place in Japan, the cars have the steering wheel on the left. In Japan, as in all right hand drive countries, they are on the right. See more »

Quotes

Debbie: When you come to "GLUAM", be sure and visit all the villages of the island, like I have!
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References Mork & Mindy (1978) See more »

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This movie sets a new standard for filmic incompetence and viewer boredom/apathy
5 July 2006 | by biographstreetSee all my reviews

We've all seen them: bad movies. However, MAX HAVOC: CURSE OF THE DRAGON sinks to uncharted lows of stupidity and boredom. I guess this mess seemed like a good idea to some mentally bankrupt "Hollywood Never-Beens," but even an Elementary school film-maker wouldn't be proud of this celluloid atrocity.

A sports photographer goes to the Island of Guam to shoot pictures of something, I don't know what and the screenwriters (There were two!!!) doesn't seem to know either. His name, Max Havoc, is straight out of a bad 80's action film (except it's a bad 2004 action film). While in Guam he runs into some girls who can't act and they involve him in some mind numbing plot points and there's lots of remedial kung-fu "action."

Carmen Electra is in the film for all of 10 seconds but she's got the top-billing. (Yeah, it's one of those rip-off films. The DVD case says: STARRING CARMEN ELECTRA and she's barely in the film. Not only are you, the viewer, ripped off by this film it looks like the Islanders on Guam were ripped off too as the producers got the Locals to sign a loan deal that went bad ((of course - they make bad movies and default on production loans!!)) or some such sh*t.)

There's all the clichéd scenes you expect in a Grade-F "action film." Lots of slow-motion, yelling and running around. No car chases but there is an "action" scene with a boat that's going about 2mph! The girls don't take any clothes off, so you don't even got that. The film reminded me of one of those bad "skin-a-max" films you see in Hotel rooms, except there was no porn in this film just bad story, bad sets, bad acting, bad lighting and bad direction. At least the film-makers were consistently bad: Not one single good thing appears anywhere in this film!

The film ends (thank you, God!): Max Havoc chases away the bad kung-fu guys and gets the girl, Guam gets pinched for the film's budget and you, for having made the mistake of picking this turd up, gets ripped off for whatever Blockbuster charged you.


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