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Torgo
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« on: August 14, 2013, 04:34:37 PM »

A friend of mine stumbled across the 1987 film "Miami Connection" on Netflix the other night and after seeing the hilarious plot summary proceeded to watch the entire film. It quickly jumped into my top 10 list of so-bad-they're-great movies. From what I've read, a programming director at the Alamo Drafthouse bought a print of the film off of E-bay for only 50 bucks and then started showing it to unsuspecting audiences who loved it and it brought down the house everytime. They eventually put out recently a chock full of extras blu-ray of the film but weren't able to use the original camera negative as it was lost/damaged in a hurrican back in 2004. They did find the best elements that they could find and did a pretty good 2K transfer for the film.

I truly don't know where to begin in trying to describe the hilarious insanity that is Miami Connection which features among other things: 1) Ninjas riding motorcycles 2) a band full of Tae Kwon Do experts who are also our main characters called Dragon Sound that perform to entire songs in the film 3) one of the best opening credit songs ever 4) fight sequences that alternate between being competently performed and amateurishly butchered....

Anyway, definitely check out this film. Thanks to Drafthouse Films from literally saving this film from obscurity. Here's a video of some choice scenes from the film to whet  your bad movie appetite!

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 05:12:33 PM »

There was a big article about this movie in Entertainment Weekly some time ago and it's been on my list to check out ever since, I just haven't gotten round to it yet. Looks like a total hoot.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 08:00:07 PM »

I bought the Blu-Ray of this and it is beyond your wildest imagination. I lost track of how many times I was left with my mouth hanging open at the dead-serious insanity I was watching. Even telling you what is in the movie cannot prepare you.

This is a definite must-own for many members of the forum. I have watched it twice and I've only had it for 10 days.

If you get the movie on disc, you are treated to an alternate ending that is as overblown and cheesy as the ending they released it with.

Movies like this make me glad to be alive.  Drink
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 06:48:01 PM »

Stupid Cocaine...



This is one not to miss. I mean...this one is bad. Really really bad. The plot (if you could call it that), the acting, the fight scenes...all of it is bad movie gold. I was out of town when a local theater in my town had a viewing...I was so p**sed. And I heard that many of the actors came to the screening and talked about it afterwards.  Hatred

You can find out more about it here http://drafthousefilms.com/film/miami-connection Even buy a VHS version!
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 03:17:47 PM »

I bought the Blu-Ray of this and it is beyond your wildest imagination. I lost track of how many times I was left with my mouth hanging open at the dead-serious insanity I was watching. Even telling you what is in the movie cannot prepare you.

This is a definite must-own for many members of the forum. I have watched it twice and I've only had it for 10 days.

If you get the movie on disc, you are treated to an alternate ending that is as overblown and cheesy as the ending they released it with.

Movies like this make me glad to be alive.  Drink


It makes a great double feature with Samurai Cop too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 12:09:31 AM »

Oh, Torgo. I don't know whether to thank you or curse you.

Miami Connection has NOTHING on Samurai Cop. Oh, good gravy, is it ever a freaking mess!

I've actually watched it twice since getting it yesterday. The second time was with Amy, my lovely lady. She laughed so much that it was worth the purchase price. Horrible editing, setting inconsistencies within the same scene, frightful dialogue, and the constant fun of guessing when the main character's hair is a wig or the real thing.

Incredible doesn't even begin to describe this film, and I've seen some whoppers in my time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 12:03:03 AM »

Samurai Cop is in a league of its own.

I downloaded Miami Connection, but I've yet to watch it. I guess I'll have to get on that.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 12:29:15 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 12:20:03 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 06:50:55 AM »

This is pretty great!

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 07:22:16 AM »



HAHAHAHAHAHA I love it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013, 01:02:18 AM »

I know this is a several month delayed reaction, but - AH!  I just watched this on Netflix!!  If anyone hasn’t seen it yet, you have to stop what you’re doing and see it now!

Even telling you what is in the movie cannot prepare you.

I think it can!  Prepare yourself for:
•   An abundance of brotherly love
•   Crying
•   Serious shirtlessness (including, but not limited to, physically unfit men and women)
•   Very awkward dialogue
•   Friendship
•   Unexpected gore
•   Dibs on being the first to shower
•   Ambitious ideas

I wish I saw this before Christmas so I could have asked Santa for it!!! 

Was anyone else reminded of Michael Jackson's Beat It video while watching this?  I swear some of the clothes are the same.

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2014, 08:47:39 AM »

I finally got around to watching this on Netflix last night... and fifteen minutes in I was already saying to myself, "Hallelujah, I do believe that I have reached the TOP of Bad Movie Mountain!"  TeddyR

Seriously, "Miami Connection" was abso-frickin-lutely hilarious. I'm still not sure which was worse, Y.K. Kim's mush mouthed attempts at "acting" in English, or his facial expressions during fight scenes.

Other highlights: the guy with daddy issues ("my mother was Korean and my father was a Black American!") the suspiciously fake looking beard on "Jeff," the guitar player who rocked the John Oates mullet and mustache combo, and the music...oh, Lord, the music. I've had "Against the Ninja" going through my head all day.

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(Side note: the gal singing lead vocals on this one is cute. If that's really her singing, she's got a decent voice too. She reminds me of Pat Benatar.)

Did they release a soundtrack album to this movie? Cuz if they did... I want one. TeddyR
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2014, 12:09:28 PM »

Did they release a soundtrack album to this movie? Cuz if they did... I want one. TeddyR


Welcome to the Miami Connection lovers club. LOL

Yes, you can get a digital download of the Soundtrack here: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/miami-connection

They pressed some 7" vinyl singles but it looks like they sold out of those.

"Stupid Cocaine..."
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014, 08:08:33 AM »

It truly is one of those stand-out bad movies. It's one you can watch with someone who isn't into the bad movie thing and they'll still enjoy it.
I really want to get some of the action figures at some point.



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