Capital Punishment (1991)





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The plot of David Hue's action film Capital Punishment begins when the DEA hires a martial-arts fighter to stage the death of a person who is set to testify against a powerful drug lord. The drug lord taught the fighter how to fight, making it difficult for the fighter to go through with his plan. However he will soon have to face off against the drug lord in order to survive.
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Scott Shaw
as Mr. Cool
Ava Fabian
as Anna Thayer
Gary Daniels
as James Thayer
Mark Russo
as Bar Fighter
Tadashi Yamashita
as Kenji Nakata
Ian Jacklin
as David Lozano
Linda Lightfoot
as Nikki Holt
David Carradine
as Michael Maltin
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[center][img][/img][/center] [center] [/center] [left]See Gary Daniels run. See Gary Daniels fight. And fight. And fight. And fight. And fight -- you get the idea. In fact, I'd say 90% of David Hue's silly action opus Capital Punishment is, well, [b]ACTION[/b]. And while non-stop martial arts mayhem is a wonderful idea, the execution needs to be spot-on for this concept to be remotely effective. I mean, what good is wall-to-wall action if the fight choreography has all the style and grace of a one-armed homeless veteran battling a feral dog for scraps out of a McDonalds dumpster? Even David Carradine looks bored, though this might be due to the fact that the poor guy sits behind a desk until the film's third act, and even then he's confined to a truck. For shame, Mr. Carradine. [b]FOR SHAME[/b]. Anyway, unless you have a hard-on for all things Gary Daniels, I can't think of a single reason to waste your time with this one. It also comes as no surprise that this entry shows up [b]VERY[/b] early on Daniels' resume. Even though he's never risen beyond the direct-to-video market, the man is clearly capable of better. Much better. If you're in desperate need of a Gary Daniels fix, spend your hard-earned dollar on Rage, Spoiler, or Fist of the North Star, instead.[/left]

T. Rigney
T. Rigney

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