Lethal Force, his low-budget action movie, takes the genre and stands it on its head with 70 quick minutes of rock-'em, sock-'em violence, kung fu style. As best I can make out, the plot involves a gangster who is forced to betray his fellow gangster /friend in order to rescue his kidnapped son from yet another gangster. Many, many fights ensue, with fists, guns, knives, or all three.
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