Rage and Honor
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"Rage and Honor", such as Samo Hung's "Millionaire's Express",
but "Rage" established the charismatic pair as the Bogie and Bacall of martial arts movies. The chemistry of the two leads is
undeniable in this swiftly entertaining actioner about an Australian (Norton) set up falsely for a murder charge in L.A.
Norton's pursuit for exoneration pairs him with Rothrock in a battle against their criminal couterparts, played by Catherine Bach and Brian Thompson. Eccentric characters from the L.A. underground assist the leads in their mission, and the movie shrewdly punctuates the action-charged pace with light moments.
An actor of integrity, Norton delivers a performance with integrity as the unfairly accused Aussie. Thanks to the appeal
of both stars, "Rage and Honor" remains a rarely equaled martial
arts movie, even ten years after its initial release.
The story: when an Australian police officer (Richard Norton, Mr. Nice Guy) becomes witness to a crime of corruption, he teams up with a martial arts-practicing schoolteacher (Rothrock, Above the Law) to secure a tape of the crime from coldhearted underworld entity who orchestrated it (Brian Thompson, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation).
The above-average B-movie cast also includes Terri Treas (Alien Nation) as Thompson's cohort, Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard) as the American police captain, Toshihiro Obata (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as the former's enforcer, and Alex Datcher (Passenger 57) as the eccentric leader of a feminist girl gang.Read more ›
But that being said, there is no discounting Rothrock and Norton for trying to make a go of a bad situation. Their acting, fighting and chemistry were all wonderful. Brian Thompson has never been one of my favorite actors ( can we talk about Mortal Combat? LOL) and his performance here is no exception. Dry, and monotone as usual. Alex Datcher was awesome as the very, um, "eclectic" leader of LA's underground. A not to miss as bad/good characters go.
All in all worth the money to add to your collection. But I would have loved to see this one get the funding it should have to make it an amazing movie.
Perhaps the best thing about Rage & Honor is the story, which is not saying a whole lot. Richard Norton plays a cop named Preston, who is wanted for a drug deal shooting that went sour, involving other cops and the girlfriend of the movie's villain - Conrad Drago played by Brian Thompson (Lionheart, The Order, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation) A boy catches the whole act on tape, proving Preston's innocence, but the bad guys are desperate to get the tape into their hands. Kris Fairfield (Rothrock) comes to the aid of Preston, and eventually revealing her relation to Drago - which was a nice touch of originality. Unfortunately, pacing is very slow at times, and after an hour I was begging to see a good final fight already to save the movie.
There is an average amount of fight action in the film, but everything is just an average bang-em-up fight without a whoe lot of style. Brian Thomson makes a formiddable villain, but in the end I thought he was just average too. The final fight of the film begins with Rothrock against Thomson in what is a highly unenjoyable fight due to the camera zooming way in on some shots, then way out on others.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Rage and Revenge that I wanted was where Richard Norton was the drug dealer boss and Cynthia Rothrock in the process of nailing him got raped but she eventually got help of a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by 'Yinka Ogundaisi
Movie is great for its action. As always...like the scene of Cynthia kicking ass. Though the film is often consider as low budget but its action scene are great.Published 21 months ago by Leo C Nadura
Typical Rothrock movie. She is presently making another movie in Florida.Published 22 months ago by Frank T.
This movie is one of Cynthia Rothrock best one let it is the whole shebang showing all her moves in the movie.Published on March 11, 2014 by retrokid289
I see negative reviews of this movie people have to remember its from the 90s if you are one of the people who used to watch these movies every weekend you will enjoy it againPublished on February 8, 2014 by The Dragon/Wind Ninja
purchased this as a Bday present, to say the giftee is a Cynthia Rothrock fan- this movie has what you'd expect from a karate movie from the 80s-90s, cheezy plot, not so great... Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Ashley Huston