Clay Roth and Family
Created by T.L. Lankford
"This is very embarrassing. You would think that modern man would have outgrown such archaic tactics by this time. Here we are once again, an evil yellow man torturing the valiant white hero."
(Crimelord Tanaka to Tommy, who's been captured)
In the 1986 actioner, Armed Response, Los Angeles private eye CLAY ROTH, a blonde pretty boy, and his sleazy partner Cory are hired by Akira Tanaka, the treacherous Japanese mobster who controls the local Yakuza, to retrieve a jade statue being presented as a peace offering by a Chinese Tong in an effort to avoid a gang war. Unfortunately, Cory gets greedy, and Clay gets murdered, which about wraps up the P.I. portion of the film.
Enter Clay's tightly knit and deadly family: Father Burt, a hard-ass ex-cop and his brothers, Jim and Tommy, two seasoned combat vets, who decide a little vengeance is in order. Leaving the cops out of it, Burt and the boys take on the local Yakusa themselves.
This is pure popcorn (and I mean that in a good way), starring B-flick pros David Carradine and Lee Van Cleef. There's the usual adult language, adult situations, some brief nudity and a few kick-ass stunts.
Fred Olen Ray is an old B-flick pro himself, a nototious one-man film industry, acting, writing, producing and helming such classics as Scream Queen Hot Tub Party and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.
Co-writer T.L. Lankford is actually Terrill Lee Lankford, author of such solid crime novels as Shooters, Angry Moon and Earthquake Weather, as well as a frequent accomplice of Ray.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.