Bad Movie Police Case #2: Chickboxer
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I really shouldn't admit this, but I thought Chickboxer was actually a pretty good movie. I'm probably the only person on Earth who would even think of saying this, as even the cast and crew have nothing good to say about the whole experience, but there it is. I agree that the movie looks like it was filmed on a cheap video camcorder (because it was), had nothing that could properly be termed a budget, boasted some pretty bad acting, suffered from audio problems that made some of the dialogue a little hard to make out, and was just pretty stupid an idea in the first place. That's probably why I like it, and everyone else hates it. And, hey, it throws you a bone in the form of a short soft porn scene with Michelle Bauer at the very end, so you can't say J. R. Bookwalter and crew never gave you anything.Read more ›
This is the worst made movie I have ever seen. Shot with a low quality video camera in 1991 on a budget of $5,000, 'Chickboxer' is the story of a frumpy twentysomething girl (who is allegedly seventeen) inspired to fight crime by her favorite television show, 'Chickboxer'. Along the way she takes a karate class (which must be seen to be believed), and gets a date with the limpest football player I have ever seen. There are a couple of plot cul-de-sacs which involve kidnapping and the murder of a waitress which have NOTHING to do with the rest of the movie, and there is a cameo by Michelle Bauer as the real 'Chickboxer', as well as a tacked on bit of bad quality adult film of her that is also completely unrelated to the film at the very end. Another thing to watch out for is the unbearably long 'shoe lacing' title sequence, the most painful in cinema history.
This has been packaged as part of the "Bad Movie Police" series, with several excellent extras, all of which are worth watching. I sincerely hope that the series continues with other movies from the same production team such as 'Maximum Impact', 'Robot Ninja', and 'Zombie Cop', all long out of print. In his commentary, J.R. Bookwalter (the alter ego of editor 'Darryl Squatmpump' [sic]) alleges that 'Zombie Cop' is even worse than 'Chickboxer', but I refuse to believe him until I have seen it myself.
Extras on the DVD are wonderful. In addition to the moderately amusing "Bad Movie Police" introduction, there are two brief documentaries on the making of 'Chickboxer'.Read more ›
The acting was very bad, by design. The dialogue was cheesy and at times the movie was really funny. A worthy installment for Bad Cop Movie. In spite of what the Bad Movie Police say, I liked the heavy metal soundtrack with bad lyrics.
Bad Language (no f-bombs) and a sex/nude scene at the end aka Michelle Bauer, possibly during the days when she used the name Pia Snow. 5 stars on the bad movie scale (Not a serious film for serious viewers.)
The phrase "Chickboxer" refers to a TV series which stars hard/soft core star Michelle Bauer. A small town in Ohio has a crime wave. Julie Suscinski plays Kathy, a big fan of Chickboxer. She is one of the unconvincing group of high school kids who look in their 30's with multiple chins and beginning crow's feet. Inspired by the mock TV series, Kathy enrolls in a karate class where she has trouble kicking her foot above her knee. The movie also boosts perennial bad actor Tom Hoover.
The acting was very bad, by design. The dialouge was cheesy and at times the movie was really funny. A worthy installment for Bad Cop Movie. In spite of what the Bad Movie Police say, I liked the heavy metal soundtrack with bad lyrics.
Bad Language (no f-bombs) and a sex/nude scene at the end aka Michelle Bauer, possibly during the days when she used the name Pia Snow.
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Horrible, low budget flick made in OH. I only bought it because I used to work with James Black. Michelle only appears in one scene that was shot after the fact so they could... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Francis Boring
So bad there is sort of a grandeur to it. So bad it is good. I found it like a train wreck you had to stare at. What were they thinking when they made this. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Robert B