Fatal Deviation (1998)

dir. Shay Casserley, Simon Linscheid

Young Jimmy finds himself in a mysterious world of martial arts tournaments and drug lords. In short, it’s an Irish kung fu movie. And it’s exactly as good as that sounds. The entire film feels like one giant blooper reel, with terrible acting and shoddy fight choreography. There’s even a car crash that was allegedly completely unintentional, but kept in the movie anyway. It’s an obvious passion project, with the creator James Bennett also starring in the main role, and it was apparently an attempt to convince Hong Kong film producers that he was a real martial arts film maker. It is highly likely the attempt failed.

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