The Perfect Weapon is a 1991 action film starring Jeff Speakman from producer and director Mark DiSalle who worked on classic action movies such as Bloodsport, Kickboxer and Death Warrant with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Set in Los Angeles, the film relates the story of a young man, Jeff, who is trained in the martial art of Kenpo, and his fight against the Korean Mafia families.
The film’s taglines included “No gun. No knife. No equal.” and “Just try him.” and is the only well-known Hollywood depiction of Kenpo techniques on-screen.
The hit 1990s song The Power by rap group Snap! is featured extensively in the movie’s soundtrack.
The Perfect Weapon debuted at the box office at number six with a three-day box-office take of $3.9 million and had a total domestic box office gross of $14,061,361.
Storyline: Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff’s mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old friend, but is too late to prevent Kim’s death at the hands of an unknown hitman. Vowing revenge, Jeff takes on all of the families, using his martial arts skills to find the man who killed his friend.
Directed by Mark DiSalle
Produced by Pierre David
Executive Producer Ralph Winter
Written by David C. Wilson
Music by Gary Chang
Editing by Andrew Cohen
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Stunt fight coordinator Rick Avery
Starring: Jeff Speakman, James Hong, John Dye, Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Professor Toru Tanaka, James Lew
Release date in US – March 15, 1991
Release date in Australia – 25 April 1991
Movie was released on February 14, 2012 on DVD and Blu-ray.
Also Known As:
Argentina – El arma perfecta
Germany – Eine perfekte Waffe
Spain – Arma perfecta
Finland – Täydellinen ase
France – L’arme parfaite
Greece – To teleio oplo
Hungary – Tigristánc
Italy – Arma perfetta
Peru – El arma perfecta
Portugal – A Arma Perfeita
Turkey – Kusursuz silah