Rapid Fire (1992) from Tuna

Rapid Fire (1992) is a Brandon Lee martial arts film with lots of crooked cops, feds, and nasty Asians dealing drugs and killing the Mafia. Lee teams with two good cops to solve everything.

The film is pretty much all action, with decent full-speed fighting, a few crashes, and lots of gunfire. If you choose to watch this. get caught up in the action, and don't try to analyze the plot, and you might be able to enjoy it.


Brigitta Stenberg is seen nude modeling for an art class Lee is taking, and the female good cop, Kate Hodge, shows a breast in a very dark sex scene with Lee.

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Brandon Lee Profile

  • Featurette

  • Widescreen anamorphic format, 1.85:1

Roger Ebert said (click here for full review):

"The filmmakers consider the plot only a clothesline on which to hang five major martial arts sequences, all of which illustrate three ancient standbys from my Glossary of Movie Terms: The Talking Killer Syndrome (in which the bad guys talk when they should be shooting), the Principle of Evil Marksmanship (no bad guy can hit anything with a gun, while no good guy ever misses), and the One-at-aTime Attack Rule (in martial arts movies, the enemies obligingly approach the hero one by one)."

The Critics Vote

  • General consensus: two stars. Ebert 1.5/4, BBC 3/5

The People Vote ...

  • with their dollars: $14.6 millon in the USA


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. It's no better or worse than others of its ilk, and actually has some nudity

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