Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Awesome Asian Bad Guys
dir. Patrick Epino, Stephen Dypiangco 2014 | Narrative Feature Film | 50 min.
Bad guys are awesome, especially Asian ones! American movies in the 80s and 90s always had hard-hitting Asian bad guys in flicks like Die Hard, Bloodsport, and Karate Kid 2. These badasses were often cooler than the heroes they fought, but they usually had a 2-minute lifespan before they were mortally wounded or beat to a pulp. In a celebration of Asian bad guys (and girls) this one-of-a-kind web series tells the story of two struggling screenwriters who bring together all of our favorite Asian Action stars to save Tamilyn Tomita’s (The Joy Luck Club, Picture Bride, 24) sister from the clutches of Aaron Takahashi (Yes Man, Better Luck Tomorrow) and his evil henchman Dante Basco (Hook). Starring George Cheung (Rush Hour, Rambo: First Blood), Al Leong (Die Hard, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Lethal Weapon), Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid 2, Inception, Pearl Harbor), Randall Park (Veep, Larry Crowne), and others.
Accompanied by short comedy “A Day of Havoc”
Director: Clarence Ma | 16 mins
A wannabe villain named Havoc gets the chance to follow his dreams and prove himself a worthy legacy to his supervillain father Doom.