The Late Show

Miami Connection

Directed by
Richard Park & Y.K. Kim

An instant cult classic upon its rediscovery in 2012, Miami Connection is an infectiously silly and open-hearted cinematic treat featuring twin anthems to friendship and anti-ninja camaraderie. If you know someone who doesn’t understand the fun of “bad” movies, this may be the one that brings them around.

“Hits the sweet spot between stunning ineptitude, hilariously dated period touchstones, and a touching naïveté that gives it an odd distinction.” – The AV Club

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (taekwondo master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”… and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!

“Director Richard Park and his game and guileless cast have the highest of spirits, and the nonsense bubbles like a bottle uncorked.” – Village Voice

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Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamand