Bad guys are awesome. Especially Asian ones.
An irreverent homage to the unsung villains of ’80s & ’90s action flicks, this nonstop romp plunges a motley crew of washed up Asian bad guy actors into a deadly mission to take down Los Angeles’ most nefarious mob boss.
Hell-bent on vengeance, irresistible actress TAMLYN TOMITA (The Karate Kid, Part II) desperately turns to the offbeat filmmaking duo NATIONAL FILM SOCIETY (Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco) for help. Their mission: assemble an awesome Asian bad guy crew to take down actor-turned-mob boss AARON TAKAHASHI (The Wedding Ringer), the nefarious crime lord responsible for her sister’s brutal murder. Patrick and Stephen scour Los Angeles, enlisting support from a who’s who of Asian bad guy actors including AL LEONG (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon), YUJI OKUMOTO (The Karate Kid, Part II), GEORGE CHEUNG (Rambo: First Blood Part II), and RANDALL PARK (The Interview). But when tension and infighting suddenly erupt within the group, their entire plan crumbles to pieces. With Aaron and his main henchman DANTE BASCO (Hook) poised to claim more innocent lives, the Asian bad guys must put their differences aside and kick major ass before it’s too late.
Set in present day Los Angeles but packed with homages to classic ‘80s and ‘90s action movies, AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS is an ode to the tough as nails character actors who built their careers getting pulverized, impaled, and literally blown to bits. By becoming the heroes of their own story, these often overlooked icons fight for and earn the recognition, respect, and redemption they’ve long deserved.
Dante Basco as Dante
George Cheung as George
Jasmin Currey as Jet
Stephen Dypiangco as Stephen
Patrick Epino as Patrick
Al Leong as Al
Yuji Okumoto as Yuji
Randall Park as Randall
Aaron Takahashi as Aaron
Tamlyn Tomita as Tamlyn & Pamlyn
When we were growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, we’d always see hard-hitting Asian bad guys in flicks like Die Hard, Bloodsport, and Karate Kid 2. These badasses were often cooler than the heroes they fought, but they’d usually have a 2-minute lifespan before they were mortally wounded or beat to a pulp. It really sucked that you barely saw them on screen and rarely got to know them.
We want to celebrate Asian bad guys (and girls) and their continuing inspiration and kick-ass contributions to pop culture history. Everything we do is devoted to our staunch commitment to give these guys their due.
Being an Awesome Asian Bad Guy is a lifestyle – how you walk, how you talk, how you stroke your mustache. We believe everyone, Asian and non-Asian, should embrace the diabolical mastermind/henchman/crime boss/magical wizard/assassin who lives inside us all!