Forget all of the arthouse fare with big name actors and directors like Brad Pitt or Paul Thomas Anderson. The one name you should remember when filling out your awards ballots is Maurice Smith for his heartwrenching role in the 80’s martial arts dramatic violence extravaganza “Miami Connection.”
Or that’s the pitch from Drafthouse Films, who’ve created a series of mock awards season ads for the notoriously bad indie which has only recently resurfaced and is now making its way around the country in limited release. Plus, you can check out their awards season trailer!
From the official synopsis:
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 (Tae Kwon Do 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!!!
Select cities can catch “Miami Connection” starting this Friday. For everyone else, you can request a screening in your town or hold out for the Blu-ray release on December 11th from Drafthouse Films.