The blind former alcoholic Larry (Larry Lewis jr) finds the balance he
was missing in life in jiu-jitsu, after he has stubmled upon a studio
rather by accident. It also doesn't take him long to become best friends
with his teacher Darren (Darren Branch), who eventually hooks him up with
hooker Candy (Jessica Cole), whom he really starts to like.
has problems of his own, he's n alcoholic just like Larry was, does drugs
occasionally and is involved in something illegal (it's never explained).
Eventually, Larry finds Darren shot dead, and he now tracks down Candy,
who has gone into hiding after Darren's death and forces her to lead him
to the guy (Kitao Sakurai) who had Darren shot, and Larry shoots him dead
Ok, in writing, this might sound like little more
than a far-fetched and slightly silly thriller with some martial arts
thrown into the mix, but the film tries to be anything but - which only
makes things worse: The film actually starts out as some sort of
semi-documentary, and before you know it, it already drags on for way too
long, and when the actual story finally kicks in with Darren's death,
every effort is made to bring it to the screen as tension- and
suspense-free as possible, as if a very spartan, almost clinical look at
things would add an extra dimension to the basic plot ... but
unfortunately it does not, it only derives the film of any and all
character it could have had was it treated as a regular genre movie and
replaced it by a vast emptiness. The fact that the script seems to be
rather rudimentary in its character motivations and the like doesn't help
either, nor the fact that the entire cast is average at best.
not worth your time and money.