Low Blow (1986)

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Movie Info

This action tale stars Leo T. Fong as a detective, well-versed in the martial arts, who is hired to rescue an industrialist's daughter from a brainwashing cult.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Crown International Pictures

Cast

Cameron Mitchell
as Yarakunda
Troy Donahue
as John Templeton
Scott Hall
as Boxing Promoter
William Hunt
as Chauffeur
Elizabeth Wilkinson
as Camp Nurse
Doug Parker
as Guard
Mike York
as Card Player
Ray Lewis
as Guard
Ron Ackerman
as Police Chief
Leo T. Fong
as Joe Wong
Al Allen
as Shoe Shine Boy
Patti Bowling
as Karen Templeton
Ann Bridges
as Card Room Cashier
Anita Cerqui
as At Chinese Restaurant
Lisa Chun
as At Chinese Restaurant
Frank Dianette
as Camp Doctor
John Drebinger Jr.
as Boxing Manger
JOel Hinger
as Biker
Ella Marie Hunt
as Bag Lady
Doug Jukich
as Arm Wrestler
Gene Lee
as Cook
Larry Meredith
as College Professor
Tim Perez
as Deli Robbery
Tony Petrali
as Purse Snatcher
Harold Strome
as Police Detective
Steve Tognini
as Purse Snatcher
Randall Witt
as Arm Wrestler
Lynda Wong
as Waitress
Helen Yee
as At Chinese Restaurant
Karen Yee
as At Chinese Restaurant
Roger Gundert
as Card Player
Lyle Compo
as Card Player
Gary R. Stroupe
as Card Player
Nestor Gandia
as Card Player
Gerry Monti
as Card Player
Jack L. Farley
as Card Player
Jay Garber
as Guard
Ansel Chin
as Guard
Lim Sisson
as Guard
Doug Weeks
as Guard
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Critic Reviews for Low Blow

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Man's deadliest weapon is his fists? Maybe, but watching this 1984 actioner could put you in a coma.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Low Blow

Okay, so I got some laughs out of this film, but it's still a largely terrible experience, even if it does occasionally feel like they recast something like Die Hard with a little Asian man as the sarcastic lead. Rental, if you can get into the cheesy fun of it all.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

From the director and star of "Killpoint".... that statement proves I'm going to need alcohol going into this C-grade action suckfest. Either that or a loaded pistol and a roll of plastic covering our coach (the plastic is for my wife's sake.) Leo Fong returns playing a private detective. When he's not being in the right places at the wrong time killing criminals, he's beating the streets of a rural farming community trying to find some rich bastard's daughter who has joined some bizarre cult that only seem to hoe corn fields all day to the might voice of Cameron Mitchell. Well director Frank Harris actually did it, he made a shittier action film than "Killpoint". "Killpoint" at least had extreme violence throughout and a interesting urban setting unlike this pile of shit. The few action scenes are poorly staged and the overall look of the film looks even cheaper than "Killpoint". If you're looking for a visual stimulating film then you are about to be bored to death. The dialogue isn't any better and I can thank the poor sound production for the score thankfully drowns out the films dialogue. Leo Fong is as wooden as usual, looking far too old and frail to be starring in such drivel that demands physicality. As for the rest of the cast get ready for some dà (C)jà vu as nearly the entire cast of "Killpoint" returns. Cameron Mitchell again makes the film somewhat stomachable with his ridiculous portrayal of the cult leader who spends most of the time lounging in cornfields. Along with the boring plot there are far too many ridiculous elements to this film that just get my blood boiling. First of all Leo Fong kills tons of guys (even some robbers in a dinner in 'glorious' "Dirty Harry" fashion) yet he never gets questioned by the police. Also what the hell is up with this religious cult? All they do is spend all day hoeing corn fields... I'm not shitting you! The scene that takes the cake however is when Leo Fong crushes a guy's head and it literally crumbles like it's made of ceramic. Well "Low Blow" lives up to its title as it gives the audience a low blow that are looking for an entertaining time. Sure there a very few scenes that get some unintentional laughs but they are too few and far between to make it worth sitting through this entire inept mess. Do yourself a favor and rent or buy an action film by the Cannon Films production company in order to fill your B-action cravings.

Eric Reifschneider
Eric Reifschneider

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