Set in Portland, Ore, pic concerns the adventures of two sisters involved in the smuggling and possession of ‘the Red Lotus,’ a rare flower from China supposed to hold the secret to world domination. Constructed as cliches, the sisters’ characters could not be more different: the elder (Deborah Van Valkenburgh) is a botanist, the younger (Teri Hatcher) is a model.
Enter Ed Malloy (Andrew Dice Clay), nicknamed Brain Smasher, a macho disco bouncer. Younger sister gives him an expensive watch (from an old b.f) in exchange for protecting her. As it happens, the gorgeous model only seems to be a bimbo. After one brief lesson from Brain Smasher, she is almost as skillful a fighter as her mentor.
The witless script uses the same joke over and over: the black masked villains are continously referred to as Ninjas, despite their protests that they are Chinese, not Japanese. And in the midst of the chases and shootings, the guilt-stricken Ed stops to visit his mother.
Helmer Albert Pyun does his best to move the story fast, but not fast enough. Proficient technical credits can’t overcome pic’s deficiencies.