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The Perfect Weapon

Still of Jeff Speakman in The Perfect Weapon


Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline…

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 5.4/10 (1,484 voted)

Mark DiSalle

Stars: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old friend, but is too late to prevent Kim's death at the hands of an unknown hitman. Vowing revenge, Jeff takes on all of the families, using his martial arts skills to find the man who killed his friend.


Jeff Speakman

Jeff Sanders

John Dye

Det. Adam Sanders



James Hong


Mariska Hargitay


Dante Basco

Jimmy Ho

Beau Starr

Capt. Carl Sanders

Seth Sakai

Master Lo

Professor Toru Tanaka


Clyde Kusatsu

Detective Wong

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


Tom Hermann

Jeff – Age 17

Micah Roberts

Jeff – Age 11

Ryan Bohannon

Adam – Age 6

Justin Webb

Adam – Age 12

No gun. No knife. No equal.

Release Date: 15 March 1991

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $14,061,361

Technical Specs


(edited version)

Did You Know?


Four of the actors from this movie – 'Mako', Dante Basco, James Hong and Clyde Kusatsu – would work together again in
The Storm, in which all four voiced characters.


when Jeff's fighting in the warehouse, he beats up about six people. One of them has a red bandanna on, which gets knocked off. In the next frame, the bandanna is back on the guy's head.


Everybody knows Yung killed Kim, dick…
[Jeff cuts him off with a harsh glare]

… Tracy.

User Review

Probably the best Kenpo movie ever made.

Rating: 7/10

..But that's not to say the movie is all-around great. It's a very
typical low-budget action flick. The story is pretty cookie-cutter as
far as action movies go. It isn't Shakespeare believe me. And the
acting is substandard at best. But Jeff Speakman to his enormous credit
is a very accomplished martial artist. And having studied Kenpo for
many years I can safely say that it's one of the most faithful films to
capture the art. And what is even more impressive is the way the film
portrays how Kenpo works when compared to different styles (like Tae
Kwon Do).

So despite some minor inadequacies it's pretty awesome in many other
respects. So for that I give it major credit. And to be honest it's a
fun, feel good flick. I would recommend it to any martial arts fan.
It's a good time.