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Surviving Edged Weapons (1988)

A documentary issued to police in the 80's on how to survive edged-based attacks, primarily blades -- with often comical and novel examples.


Dennis Anderson


John W. Randle (script)


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Credited cast:
Mickey Dawes Mickey Dawes
Leo T. Gaje Jr. Leo T. Gaje Jr.
Dean Gilmore Dean Gilmore
Kathleen A. Handal Kathleen A. Handal
Robert Henke Robert Henke
Dan Inosanto Dan Inosanto
Gary Klugiewicz Gary Klugiewicz
Jan Lewis Jan Lewis
Richard Menzel Richard Menzel
Kevin Parsons Kevin Parsons
James Phillips James Phillips
Ronald Rolland Ronald Rolland ... Narrator
Jack M. Roper Jack M. Roper
John Semrow John Semrow
James G. Smith James G. Smith


A documentary issued to police in the 80's on how to survive edged-based attacks, primarily blades -- with often comical and novel examples.

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1988 (Canada) See more »

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Calibre Press See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Surviving Edged Weapons was featured on youtube channel Red Letter Media's series Best of the Worst, being regarded as the best video they have watched on the show See more »


James Phillips: In my mind, I'm never gonna die in no ghetto. Absolutely never. A man turns around and punches me in the head, the fight's on. If he cuts me, the fight's on. If I'm shot, the fight is on. I'm not losing no fight to no scumbag out there in no ghetto, period. That's it. No son of a bitch out there is gonna get me. The only way he gets me is cut my head off, and I mean that. I'll fight you til I got a breath left in me. I don't think any of those animals in that street can beat me. I've been going...
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Christmas or Cats (2018) See more »

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It's so dense...
10 December 2017 | by europengameclubSee all my reviews

,,This movie is the Citizen Kane of police training movies" Some Hack Fraud ,,It's like Lethal Weapon" Rich ,Diabeetus' Evans

How do i start reviewing this movie... Well, first by telling you it's not a movie, it's an EXPERIENCE. Every scene is so dense, it has so many things going on at the same time that sometime it's even hard to follow the roller-coaster of emotions, that feels familiar to a Tums festival, that is happening on the screen. The reenactments are the key to all of this, they are the funniest scene that we have ever had in the history of movie making.But at the same time you pay a heavy price for laughing, because right after you laugh you are shown a real- life picture of a dead cop and you feel guilty for ever taking pleasure in that scene. The best way to enjoy this movie is by gathering all your friends(chances are they are imaginary) and drinking as much Dan Aykroyd vodka™ as possible while enjoying Surviving Edged Weapons.

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