Miami Connection is one of the Alamo Drafthouse's greatest cinematic discoveries. After much persistance, programmer Zack Carlson blind bought a 35mm print of the film on eBay for $50 from a very cautionary, reluctant seller. The first unveiling of this film yielded an unforgettable response that Carlson said "destroyed our audience in a more powerful way than anything else in the 15 years of our theater’s existence."
The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (kung-fu master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!
Directed by 9th degree black belt philosopher/author/inspirational speaker Grandmaster Y.K. Kim, the film tells the story of fearless synth rock band Dragon Sound as they embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice in the streets of Orlando.Here's the trailer:
And the full performance of Against the Ninjas if you haven't had your fill:
You can preorder the movie and various other goods including your own Dragon Sound sleeveless tee, and the excellent poster by François Simard. (You can buy the movie and poster for around $20.)