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An Asian cop returns to Chicago to revenge his brother's death, only to come up against a psycho threesome on a killing spree.

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Peter Allen

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Peter Allen (story), Ho-Sung Pak (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ho-Sung Pak ... Lang
Liesl Lombardo ... Beth Howard (as Leisel Guinto)
Richard Divizio Richard Divizio ... Taz
Taimak ... Lucky
Shaun Gayle Shaun Gayle ... Apollo
Kevin Ula Christie ... X-Man
Hoyoung Pak Hoyoung Pak ... Kyu
Bert Matias ... Master Monk
Hans K. Schaal Hans K. Schaal ... Professor Manning
Gideon Chung Gideon Chung ... Charles
Roberto Diaz Roberto Diaz ... Commander Castillo
Dino Spencer Dino Spencer ... Bluto
Robert Jordan Robert Jordan ... News Anchor
Alexander Angeles Alexander Angeles ... Communications Officer (as Alex Angeles)
A.D. Detrick A.D. Detrick ... Bartender
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An Asian cop returns to Chicago to revenge his brother's death, only to come up against a psycho threesome on a killing spree.

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Country:

USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1996 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Book of swords - La spada e la vendetta See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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$450,000 (estimated)
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X Man: Power is a piece of cake that has to be eaten; the big question is, how much do you take?
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Great Action... Unbelievable Martial Arts!!!
2 July 2004 | by dmkou1See all my reviews

Saw an early screener copy of this film. It has great action and unbelievable martial arts. HoSung Pak is great in the starring role, he is the next breakout martial arts star bar none. Try and get a copy of the DVD or see it soon in the theaters, but don't miss this one!!! The cinematography is great too... by the same guy who did project greenlight (the 1st one). HoSung Pak has a great screen presence, you've also seen him in Jackie Chan's film "The Legend of Drunken Master" and he was in the Video Game's Mortal Kombat I & II. The urban setting's in this film lend a great background to the dark and mystical storyline of the "Book of Swords" legend, the obstacles that HoSung's character has to encounter make a worthy counterpart to his high level of the arts.


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