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Low Blow (1986)

Low Blow





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This is a dull, by-the-book actioner whose only merit is a good performance by actress Akosua Busia, later nominated for an Academy Award for her work in The Color Purple. When Karen, the daughter of a well-heeled businessman (Troy Donahue) has been swallowed up by a religious cult, her father hires ex-cop Joe Wong (Leo Fong) to bring her back safe and sound. Before tackling this assignment, Wong spends a lot of time in a Darwinian process of natural selection, weeding out the tough guys who will go in with him to rescue Karen. Their chief nemesis is blind cult leader Yarakunda (Cameron Mitchell) and his sharp assistant Karma (Akosua Busia).more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Leo T. Fong
In Theaters:
Crown International Pictures


Leo T. Fong
as Joe Wong
Troy Donahue
as John Templeton
Patti Bowling
as Karen Templeton
Ron Ackerman
as Police Chief
Al Allen
as Shoe Shine Boy
Ann Bridges
as Card Room Cashier
Roger Gundert
as Card Player
Anita Cerqui
as At Chinese Restauran...
Mike York
as Card Player
Lisa Chun
as At Chinese Restauran...
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
Larry Meredith
as College Professor
Steve Tognini
as Purse Snatcher
Tony Petrali
as Purse Snatcher
John Drebinger Jr.
as Boxing Manger
Tim Perez
as Deli Robbery
Scott Hall
as Boxing Promoter
Lynda Wong
as Waitress
William Hunt
as Chauffeur
Harold Strome
as Police Detective
Doug Jukich
as Arm Wrestler
Randall Witt
as Arm Wrestler
Helen Yee
as At Chinese Restauran...
Karen Yee
as At Chinese Restauran...
Frank Dianette
as Camp Doctor
Ray Lewis
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.

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