• B-MOVIE BINGO: KARATE COP

    KARATE COP (1991)
    Showing Tuesday 7/3/2018 at The Hollywood Theatre

    In the future, there is no law or order. Only John Travis; the last cop on Earth. Across a desolate land littered with ghost towns and haunted by desperate criminals, Travis and Rachel, a beautiful scientist he saves from marauding scavengers, search for a hidden crystal, a stone which will enable them to activate a dormant transporting device.

    In their frantic quest, they must defeat a gladiator killing machine in a martial arts blood match — a fight to the death. Directed by Alan Roberts.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: MARTIAL LAW

    MARTIAL LAW (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 8/4/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Keeping in line with our tradition of bringing you movies starring relatives, friends and employees of big movie stars, we present MARTIAL LAW. It stars Chad McQueen (DEATH RING, NEW YORK COP), whose father was screen legend and racing enthusiast Steve McQueen. The younger McQueen was in the first two KARATE KID movies, and was trained by Chuck Norris. His pedigree is unimpeachable.

    Also starring is Cynthia Rothrock (CHINA O’BRIEN, UNDEFEATABLE), one of our all-time favorite martial arts ladies. McQueen and Rothrock are teamed up as cops Sean Thompson and Billie Blake, who together fight back the rising tide of crime in Los Angeles. They’re also lovers and martial arts champions. When Thompson’s estranged younger brother shows up and starts getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, it’s up to him to bail him out. Enter Dalton Rhodes, played by a scenery-chewing David Carradine (FUTURE FORCE, FUTURE ZONE), who takes him under his wing as a henchman in training. Rhodes is not only the biggest crime boss in Los Angeles, but also a Martial Arts Grand Master. You know where this is going… not even big brother can save him now!

    Directed by Steve Cohen (TOUGH AND DEADLY, LAW & ORDER).

    Cool fight scene:

     

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: LONE WOLF MCQUADE

    lonewolfposter_webLONE WOLF MCQUADE (1983)
    Showing Tuesday 8/6/2013 at The Hollywood Theatre

    In the 1983 film LONE WOLF MCQUADE Chuck Norris stars as J.J. McQuade a Texas Ranger who loves beer, hates food, and lives in the desert with his pet wolf (which kind of undermines the “lone wolf” thing). He faces off against Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine), who is the world karate champion and a nefarious arms dealer (because karate doesn’t pay the bills). He also has to face a really immature disabled dwarf, who also happens to be an arms dealer. We’re not sure why. This film was directed by Steve Carver (1975’s CAPONE) and later inspired “Walker, Texas Ranger”, which was unfortunately directed by Chuck Norris’ brother. This film is reminiscent of a great Sergio Leone spaghetti western and represents the possibilities of what could have been, rather than the harsh reality of watching eight seasons of “Walker”.  This is one of the archetypal films that B-movie Bingo is based on, and features several movie cliches that we decided were way too offensive to include in the final version of the game – see if you can spot them! (Hint: look for the disabled dwarf villain that doesn’t fit into the plot.)