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DangerousMenSynopsis: 

  • In 1979, Iranian filmmaker John S. Rad moved to the U.S. to shoot his dream project, a rampaging gutter epic of crime, revenge, cop sex and raw power. Just 26 years later, he completed an American action film masterpiece that the world is still barely ready for today: Dangerous Men.
  • After Mina witnesses her fiance’s brutal murder by beach thugs, she sets out on a venomous spree to eradicate all human trash from Los Angeles. Armed with a knife, a gun, and an undying rage, she murders her way through the masculine half of the city’s populace. A renegade cop is hot on her heels, a trail that also leads him to the subhuman criminal overlord known as Black Pepper.
  • It’s a pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, brain-devouring onslaught of ’80s thunder, ’90s lightning, and pure filmmaking daredevilry from another time and/or dimension. Blades flash, blood flows, bullets fly and synthesizers blare as the morgue overflows with the corpses of Dangerous Men.

What We Thought:

Dangerous Men is one of the most insanely awful yet highly entertaining films you’ll ever see. It’s the classic “So Bad It’s Good” type film.

This film took decades to complete and you can tell. Clothing styles change throughout the film. As do hairstyles and overall appearances. The film doesn’t ever look better somehow.

It’s extremely low budget and comical. There’s no muzzle flashes seen at any point coming from prop guns. Guns get fired a lot yet there’s no post-production work done to make it look real/authentic. Blood and gunshots never seem to match and there’s no make up or practical effects at all.

To call what the people do in this film acting would be a slap in the face to actors. Not one of them should ever be allowed on the big screen again. They are terrible. None of them seem to know how to move or pose while on camera. Line delivery is an abomination as well.

Then there’s the synthesizer score. The entire movie seems to have the same score throughout. It’s all 80’s synthesizer and I think it’s the same song over and over again. There’s scenes where the score doesn’t even fit the action or what’s happening at that point. It’s comically out of place.

I don’t know if it’s supposed to be an homage to exploitation films of the 1970s or an homage to the action films/TV shows of the 1980s or a crime film of the 1990s. The bad guys seem to be all over the map and the main bad guy isn’t shown till almost the end.

All that being said, Dangerous Men is still a movie that entertained the heck out of me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s terrible, monumentally terrible, but I had a blast with it. The pointless nudity, the horrific fight choreography, the out of place synth score, the abysmal acting, the lack of story and continuity, I don’t care. It’s so bad I literally laughed out loud and talked to other people about it. If you enjoy films like Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, Birdemic, Thankskilling or Manos: The Hands of Fate, go rush to see this, you’ll love it.

RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE ABSURD/AWFUL/ENTERTAINING MOVIES!

Bonus Features:

  • 16 Page Booklet Featuring Only Documented Full-Length Interview with John S. Rad
  • Audio Commentary Featuring Destroy All Movies Authors Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly
  • That’s “So John Rad”: An Original Documentary About The Film and Its Initial Theatrical Release
  • Interview with Peter Palian, Director of Photography
  • Rare Footage of John S. Rad Appearing on Local Television
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers
  • Digital Download

Cast & Crew:

  • John S. Rad
  • Kelay Miller
  • Melody Wiggins

Recommended If You Like:

  • Tommy Wiseau’s The Room
  • “So Bad They’re Good” Movies
  • MST3K/Rifftrax Material

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