Last To Surrender

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Crime, Martial Arts

On stakeout in Chinatown, Detective Ford (Roddy Piper) crashes a high-level druglord confab at a restaurant, precipitating a bloody shoot-out. In retaliation, the phantom-like Tiger (Andy Yim) takes Ford's partner hostage and executes him. When Ford confronts Tiger after a car chase, a lowly busboy unexpectedly saves Ford's life. He later learns that the...read more

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On stakeout in Chinatown, Detective Ford (Roddy Piper) crashes a high-level druglord confab at a restaurant, precipitating a bloody shoot-out. In retaliation, the phantom-like Tiger (Andy Yim) takes Ford's partner hostage and executes him. When Ford confronts Tiger after a car chase, a lowly busboy unexpectedly saves Ford's life. He later learns that the heroic busboy is Commander Wu Yin (Han Soo Ong), a Chinese undercover cop, and the two reluctantly team up. Initially, Ford's aggressive tactics impede their mission to nab Tiger, but he does capture a low-level drug-dealer who reveals Tiger's hideout in the Burmese jungle. Unfortunately, a rogue DEA agent sabotages their plane, which crashes in the jungle. A native woman rescues Ford, but Tiger's brigade captures and tortures Wu Yin. Ford infiltrates Tiger's heavily guarded compound, leading to the bone-crunching climax. That seminal action flick, LETHAL WEAPON, popularized multi-ethnic teamwork, jokey camaraderie, and renegade lawmen who resort to bad guy violence to conquer crime. Unfortunately, never have these clichés had less resonance than they do here. After all, it's one thing when you've got Mel Gibson and a big Hollywood budget; it's another matter altogether when you're stuck with limited funds and the increasingly paunchy Piper. Saddled with a by-the-numbers script that highlights his character's incompetence, paranoia, short-sightedness, and bad manners, Piper can't persuade us to sanction his hit-and-miss heroism.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: On stakeout in Chinatown, Detective Ford (Roddy Piper) crashes a high-level druglord confab at a restaurant, precipitating a bloody shoot-out. In retaliation, the phantom-like Tiger (Andy Yim) takes Ford's partner hostage and executes him. When Ford confro… (more)

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