Miami Connection

Y.K. Kim, Richard Park Wu-Sang · 1987 & 2012
86min · DCP

"Directed by 9th-degree black belt/philosopher/author/inspirational speaker Grandmaster Y.K. Kim, the one-of-a-kind MIAMI CONNECTION is one of the most entertaining martial arts films you will see made on American soil. Ever. The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, 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 in the streets of Orlando. 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." American Genre Film Archive.

“Hilarious yet oddly touching, goofy, yet totally sincere, this is one of the most entertainingly bizarre movies I’ve ever seen.” Matt Singer, Screencrush

“’So bad it’s good.’ That’s how people are describing Miami Connection, an unreleased 35-mm action film from 1987 that I recently purchased on eBay for $50, and which is now getting critical raves and a bona fide theatrical release. The first half of that quote is wrong, and the proof will be when we’re still discussing Miami Connection years after we’ve forgotten “good” movies like The King’s Speech or The Hurt Locker or whatever movie is vying for Oscar gold next year.” Zack Carlson in 2012, Wired