It's 1987 and a gang of Motorcycle ninjas has tightened their grip over Florida's narcotics trade by viciously annihilating all rival gangs who impede on their turf. Everyone is scared except for a group of college kids who make up the rock band Dragon Sound. Rockers by night, the band members all happen to be "Tae Kwon Do black belts" who will stop at nothing to bring down these ninjas, thugs, and dealers who make up the Miami drug trade. Miami Connection is the latest film to be re-discovered and it's no surprise as to why it has become such a beloved cult classic. The film is incredibly bad, ignoring almost every basic tenet of filmmaking and yet because of this fact, Miami Connection is incredibly endearing and very entertaining. The filmmakers clearly cared far more about the action than anything else and it shows. Miami Connection has everything you would hope for in its action sequences - grossly exaggerated deaths, gratuitous violence, and cheesy slow-motion, yet they are surprisingly well choreographed. What really makes Miami Connection fascinating is the blur of western and eastern culture running throughout the film, with the drug trades most deadly weapon being the 'Miami Ninjas' and everyone seemingly knowing some form of martial arts. The script also seems to be written by someone whose first language certainly isn't English, leading to some laughably bad expositional dialogue which at times reaches the nonsensical. Miami Connection is a lot of fun and certainly a film that belongs very much in the celebrated category of "so bad, they are good" films.
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