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Old 08-07-07, 06:45 PM
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MARK DACASCOS: Which movies show him at his most bad-ass potential?

We all know that Mark Dacascos ain't an Oscar winner and he isn't in the best movies, but he certainly is entertaining to watch. I'm curious to see what all of you think: in what movies are his best ass-kicking roles?

Here's my list starting with his best:

1. Brotherhood of the Wolf
2. Crying Freeman
3. Drive
4. Nomad (role was too short though)
5. China Strike Force
6. Cradle to the Grave



I haven't seen any of his countless tv/direct-to-video movies.
Old 08-07-07, 06:56 PM
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you left off his best and only movie (imho) ONLY THE STRONG

okay i do like Brotherhood fo the Wolf, but nothing touches this early 90's gem
Old 08-07-07, 07:16 PM
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I'd really like to get my hands on the Crying Freeman 2 Disc SE.. but that DVD is damn rare. Plus Mark's lovely wife Julie Condra is in it.
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He's pretty bad ass in Iron Chef: America
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Crying Freeman did nothing for me; I never finished it. In fact, I don't think I ever made it past the first twenty minutes. I think he displays his martial arts talent best in Drive, but his best bad-ass character is still the one from Brotherhood of the Wolf.
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Out of that list, I would say Cradle to the Grave. He had a pretty badass fight scene with Jet Li at the end of the flick.

I thought it was hysterical that they casted him as a Taiwanese drug dealer even though he doesn't look one bit Taiwanese let alone Chinese.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Out of that list, I would say Cradle to the Grave. He had a pretty badass fight scene with Jet Li at the end of the flick.

I thought it was hysterical that they casted him as a Taiwanese drug dealer even though he doesn't look one bit Taiwanese let alone Chinese.
Well, he does have some Chinese ancestry.. but by Hawaiian terms, he's a mixed plate.
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Damn he was awesome in Drive, Only the Strong, and China Strike Force.

But don't forget The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. Ive been watching the recent DVD release, and he was great in it. Too bad Universal canned it.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I'd really like to get my hands on the Crying Freeman 2 Disc SE.. but that DVD is damn rare. Plus Mark's lovely wife Julie Condra is in it.

Is it OOP now? I remember getting it from Amazon.fr a few years ago and it also came with a CD soundtrack and a CD ROM that had trailers and other extras.

As for my favorite film of his; it has to be Drive. I have the uncut UK release.
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Originally Posted by IMRICKJAMES
He's pretty bad ass in Iron Chef: America

I agree!
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No love for Double Dragon?
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Without a doubt, I'd have to say the movie "Drive" with Kadeem Hardison. Entertaining but brainless "late night" style flick. The fight scenes in that, especially at the end, are easily better than his Brotherhood of the Wolf stuff.
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What? No votes for Kickboxer 5? I'm shocked!

Only the Strong for me.
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Only the Strong by a god damm mile !
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Drive wasn't bad either
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Another vote for the magnificent Only the Strong.
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Double Dragon Foo!
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
but by Hawaiian terms, he's a mixed plate.
He's pork lau lau with poi on the side?
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Originally Posted by The Bus
He's pork lau lau with poi on the side?
A mixed plate has at least 3 different ethnic dishes as sides.

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double dragon and Iron Chef
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Originally Posted by sauce07
you left off his best and only movie (imho) ONLY THE STRONG

okay i do like Brotherhood fo the Wolf, but nothing touches this early 90's gem
Agreed. Only the Strong is #1 by far. I actually have it on DVD (should I be proud or ashamed?) How can you not think of this movie when a Mazda commercial comes on...
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Drive, definitely.
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Completely agree with Brotherhood of the Wolf at number 1. Although his character must have the lowest dialogue-to-screentime ratio I've seen, the fight scenes make it clear why he's there.

Spoiler:
It'd be great to see another Mani and Fronsac movie, though for obvious reasons it'd need to be a prequel ... unfortunately also meaning no Emilie Dequenne or Monica Bellucci. Oh well.
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Another vote for Only the Strong.
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Well you already know that Dacascos isn't exactly the best actor and really isn't in any position to be picky about his movies (Kickboxer 5, anyone?), but now he's going to be starring in the latest ripoff from The Asylum, creators of such recent box offices smash hits as The DaVinci Treasure, Transmorphers and Invasion of the Pod People. What's this film? Why, I Am Omega, of course.

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