In the future, biotechnology has invaded all forms of human experience. The rich have long since retreated to the secure confines of Lunar Centers on the moon, leaving behind a seething Earth so ecologically destroyed and technoiogically determined that powerless individuals can do little morel than survive. A black market exists for everything – including parts of the human body. A major science fiction writer living on the moon is killed while on a trip to Los Angeles – his heart and liver “ripped” from his body. His beautiful but spoiled wife, NANCY – fed up with regurgitated police explanations – visits Earth to uncover the truth. After receiving the same police runaround on Earth and feeling desperate, she turns to a “Freelance Controller” named WALKER. He is a cool and savage bounty hunter, expert in every form of martial arts and weapons defense.
Together they discover that Nancy’s husband’s organs were ripped by a psychopath named HYNES and1 his sadistic, muscular sidekick, BANG. Hynes is a villainous upplier of black market organs to “New Body”, a corporation specializing in expensive organ replacement. Such replacement is a new form of cosmetic surgery used by the wealthy to delay aging. When Nancy and Walker notify the authorities of the horrible “New Body” scheme, the police do nothing! Instead, a trap is set for them and they are brutally attacked by Hynes and Bang. Unarmed, Walker kicks away Hynes’ laser-blade and disables him with a powerful, thrusting kick. Walker then a1ttacks Bang and a furious fight ensues. Neither dominates the brutal match until Nancy accidentally gets in the way, allowing Hynes and Bang to slip away – but just barely. Walker and Nancy now realize that Hynes is well connected in the Police Department. In short, their enemy is untouchable. Nancy is shocked to learn that Hynes’ bodyguard, Bang is not even human, but a biomech — part human, part machine. Even more traumatizing is Walker’s confession that tie too is a biomech, and, even worse, created by Hynes. This revelation shatters the bond and trust that had grown between the two, and Nancy tries to leave. Walker grabs Nancy and in a heated encounter convinces her of his loyalty. In the end, the truth brings them even closer together and their confrontation climaxes as they make love atop a skyscraper amidst the rising steam of the city.
Soon back on the hunt, Walker and Nancy have no difficulty closing in on Hynes and Bang. Under pressure, Hynes has slipped over the edge of sanity into madness. He pummels every living thing he encounters, and leaves a trail o1 organless bodies in his wake. Feeling his foes uncomfortably clo~1e, Hynes futuristically transforms himself into an electrical flash and jumps into the city’s main computer system to evade Walker and Nancy. This is no trick for Walker, however, and he quickly tracks Hynes via computer to his computer-generated lair, where theY find his “form” resting in a data pool. Walker also enters the computer circuits and tracks Hynes to the data pool where their images, like ghostly Ninjas, clash in a surrealistic battleground with burst of static electricity and bolts of brightly-hued lightning. The two become deadlocked. Flustered at his lack of success, Hynes returns to his body and flees with Bang to the sewers of Los A geles. Nancy and Walker track them down. In a desperate, hand-to-hand confrontation, Walker and Bang fight violently in the da,k underworld. While on the verge of destroying the biomech, Walker is distracted when Hynes jumps out of nowhere and attacks Nancy. Having no choice, Walker abandons Bang and saves Nancy, but pearly at the expense of his own life. Recuperating quickly, Walktr finishes off Bang and together Nancy and Walker destroy Hynes, in a final, spectacular battle.
Starring: DON WILSON, MEG FOSTER, CHRISTOPHER PENN, EB LOTTIMER
Music By: SCOTT SINGER
Editor: RICH GENTNER
Director of Photography: KEN ARLIDGE I
Production Designer: JOHAN LE TENOUX
Co-produced By: MIKE ELLIOTT, CATHERINE CYRAN
Produced By: ROGER CORMAN
Writen and Directed By: DAMIAN KLAUS
DON “THE DRAGON” WILSON, a genuine lethal weapon in the form oaf a handsome young actor, jump-kicks onto the screen as the star of Roger Corman’s Concorde Pictures’ n1jew martial arts; science fiction actioner “FUTUREKICK”. Once again, WILSON blends commanding screen presence with super* physical prowess and consummate skills in the martial arts, while broadening his talents as a very capable actor.
Prior to “FUTUREKICK”, the light-heavy weight world champion – already the highest paid kickboxer in i history — starred in “BLOODFIST II,” having made his starring debut in the 1989 Concorde Pictures release “BLOODFIST.” The film subsequently became the highest grossing picture in the histor of Concorde Pictures, selling over 80,0000 video cassettes for MGM/UI. A, which lead to another starring role in Concorde’s action-packed “FORCED TO FIGHT.” In addition, WILSON appeared with John Cusack in Twentieth Century Fox’s “SAY ANYTHING” and was a regular throughout an entire story of ABC-TV’s “GENERAL HOSPITAL”.
Pound for pound the greatest champion on kickboxing today, DON WILSON is the only kickboxer to have won ten world titles in three weight divisions and for five sanctioning bodies (WKA, KICK, ISKA, PKO, STAR). He is also the only champion to have disposed of 11 other world champions, 12 number-one contenders and 15 national champions on four continents in a career which included national television appearances on NBC and ESPN-cable TV in the US, CBC and TSN-cable TV in Canada. In 1983, 1984 ]and 1988, he was chosen “Fighter of the Year” by Official Karate Magazine, Black Belt Magazine and the S.T.A.R. System indepedent ratings. Later, he was inducted into the prestigious “Black Belt Hall of Fame” (along with Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis and Mike Stone) and he was awarded the S.T.A.R. Ratings Career Championship as the highest rated kickboxer of all time. WILSON became interested in the martial arts when, as a 205-pound captain of his high school football team, he agreed to do boxing gloves in a friendly bout against his 155-pound brother, Jim. At that time Jim had studied kung-fu for two years and after Don had been bounced around the family’s backyard for several frustrating minutes from Jim’s kicks alone, WILSON decided that the martial arts would be in his future.
He studied Gojo-ryu karate under Olympic judo coach Chuck Merriman for a year at the Coast Guard academy. Later, when he transferred to Brevard Community College to earn an AA degree in electrical engineering, he studied Pai Lum kung-fu from his brother, eventually being awarded with a lack belt in 1974. The name of the kung-fu style WILSON learned from his brother translates into “Dragon Style” and is an acrobatic Northern Chinese art which traces its origins directly back to the Shaolin Temple. the one portrayed on ABC-TV’s 1973 ” Kung-Fu” series. Thus,
WILSON’s nickname of “THE DRAGON” would deem appropriate, especially since he is the first kung-fu stylist to hold a world title in kickboxing and since he is the longest reigning champion of Asian descent (half Japanese). When DON WILSON first entered the professional world of kickboxing as a “average 18-year old going to college and working at night,” he predicted becoming the sports’ champion. Now, fifteen year later, the reigning phenomenon of the sport is making new predictions as he begins work with Meg Foster, on his third starring role in Concorde Pictures’ “FUTURE KICK”. “I’m approaching acting the same way as I did kickboxing,” says WILSON. “You have to have a positive attitude. If I began the fight game thinking I couldn’t be a champion, then there was no way to reach the top. I have to have the same positive attitude towards acting. I want to be the first action star to win an Oscar!” And since WILSON has the oriental good looks of Bruce Lee, speaks English as well as Chuck Norris and carries the discipline of a professional martial artist into his acting roles, who’s to say he won’t succeed?
Meg Foster is currently starring in Concorde Pictures’ “FUTURE KICK”, an action-packed, martial arts adventure set in the outlandish near future. Her character, Nancy, displays a determination and will to succeed against the odds that is not unlike the actress herself. Foster’s many credits in film include roles in Fox Aurofilm’s”LEVIATHAN”, Tri-star’ s “BLIND FURY”, Cannon Films’ “EMERALD FOREST”, Panzer-Davis’ “THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND”, and Lorimar’s “RELENTLESS”, as well as “STEPFATHER II”, “TRIPWIRE”, “MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE”, and John Carpenter’s “THEY LIVE.” These films have garnered Foster recognition as one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses, and have made her a highly recognizable face with movie audiences.
Television is another medium in which Foster shines. Her recent television appearances include guest shots on ABC’s “YOUNG RIDERS”, NBC’s “MIDNIGHT CALLER”, Canadian Cable’s “CARDINAL SINS”, CBS’ “MURDER SHE WROTE”, and NBC’s “MIAMI VICE”. Ms. Foster was also a series regular on CBS’ highly acclaimed police drama “CAGNEY & LACEY”. In addition, she also starred in episodes of CBS’ “TWILIGHT ZONE” series and in a made-for-TV movie entitled “THE SCARLET LETTER”, based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne classic. A truly talented and well-rounded actress, Foster also remains active in theatre productions. Her recent forays onto the stage include LATC’s production of KING LEAR and the LA Public Theatre’s production of EXTREMITIES. With such a multi-faceted and dynamic approach to acting, there can be no doubt that Meg Foster will
illuminate the screen again in “FUTUREKICK.”
Christopher Penn stars in Concorde Picture’s “FUTUREKICK,” a stylized, action packed, martial arts adventure set in the dark future of tomorrow.
Christopher’s versatility and range are demonstrated by the body of work this young actor has created in the motion picture industry. These films include: Francis Ford Coppola’s critically acclaimed, “RUMBLE FISH,” “ALL THE RIGHT MOVES” with Tom Cruise, the box office hit, “FOOTLOOSE” with Kevin Bacon, “THE WILD LIFE” with Eric Stoltz and Lea Thompson, Clint Eastwood’s “PALE RIDER,” “AT CLOSE RANGE” with Christopher Walken and Christopher’s brother Sean Penn, and “BEST OF THE BEST,” with Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland. His performances are consistently noted for their intensity — his characters possessing both strength and a subtle vulnerability. In addition to his talents as an actor, Christopher also has an imposing physical stature. He has trained for five years with Don Wilson, World Champion Light-Heavy Weight Kick Boxer and Christopher’s co-star in “FUTUREKICK.” His strength as a performer combined with this physical prowess make Christopher Penn truly one of Hollywood’s brightest young talents.
Eb Lottimer co-stars in Concorde Picture’s “FUTUREKICK,” a science fiction, martial arts film, portraying a dark and stylized vision of the future. Eb’s work as an actor is diverse, having starred in numerous film and television projects. His film work includes: Concorde’s “STREETS” and “STRIPPED TO KILL II,” Universal’s “THE LONELY GUY,” with Steve Martin and Charles Grodin, “RETREAD,” “FIELD OF FIRE,” and “DESERT SHIELD,” with Rob Lowe, currently in production. In addition to features, Eb has many television credits to his name. These include: ABC Movies of the Week, “North and South II,” and “Baby Sister” as well as CBS Movies of the Week, “The Johnny Gibson story,” Forbidden Love, ” and Night Partners.” Eb has had a recurring starring role in “The Colbys” as well as major rolls in “The Fall Guy,” “T.J. Hooker,” and “Cover Up.” Eb has trained with Milton Katselas and enjoys tennis, boxing, and riding. He lives in Los Angeles.
Producer Mike Elliott began working at Concorde Pictures in 1989 as a Production Assistant after graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1987 from Cornell University in New York. He moved quickly through the ranks at Concorde and in early 1990 became the Vice President in charge of production. He has proven his talents as a Producer or Executive Producer on many films. His first film was the science fiction horror sequel to “THE TERROR WITHIN.” He followed that with another sci-fi chiller, “DEADSPACE.” His other producing credits include “ANGEL IN RED,” “DANCE WITH DEATH,” “THE UNBORN,” the critically well received Latin American thriller “KISS ME A KILLER,” “FORCED TO FIGHT,” a film dealing with race relations in prison, the gripping “FINAL EMBRACE, ” and his most recent endeavor, “FUTUREKICK.” Mike Elliott is an extremely talented and eccentric individual, whose qualities add to the creativity of his work. He is currently working on three new films for Concorde, which will be released in the spring of 1992, including the family comedy “MUNCHIES II” and the action-packed kickboxing film 11 BLACKBELT.” ROGER CORMAN The saga of independent filmmaker Roger Corman ranks with the more amazing movie success stories. Having produced more than 175 films and directed fifty others, Corman’s discoveries include Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorcese, Peter Bogdanovich, Ron Howard, Jonathon Kaplan, Joe Dante, Jonathon Demme, and Jimmy Murakami.
Among today’s top-rated actors and actresses, Corman can lay claim to Jack Nicholson, Ellen Burstyn, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Talia Shire, Peter Fonda, and Charles Bronson. Corman’s modus operandi has been to spot the artists and their potential, put up the money, and order them to work. He is one of few to consistently offer responsible jobs in film to women. Born in Detroit in 1926, Corman graduated from Beverly Hills High School. In 1947, he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University. He took a job at 20th Century Fox and by 1949 was a story analyst at the studio. Disenchanted with studio protocol, however, he left Fox for England where he did post-graduate work in modern English literature at Oxford University’s Balliol College. Upon returning to Hollywood, Corman worked briefly as a literary agent.
In 1953, Roger Corman sold his first screenplay which he associate produced for Allied Artists. The following year he made “MONSTER FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR”, his first film as an independent producer, on the unprecedented budget of $18,000. The picture earned a bundle. Corman’s films became a graphic testament to the notion that a movie need not cost a fortune to be good. He began cranking out low-budgeters, all of them extremely successful, each having something to say, yet couched in entertainment values accessible to audiences in every walk of life. His cycle of eight Vincent Price – Edgar Allan Poe horror classics gained international attention in the 1960’s. When the French Film Institute honored him with a retrospective in 1964, Roger Corman became the youngest producer/director ever to receive such acclaim. Corman’s long line of box office hits literally built American International Pictures into a major force. Yet, despite his success, Corman opted for an escape from major studio supervision. Somewhat appalled by the intrinsic waste and constrictions of studio overheads and executive interference, he founded New World Pictures in 1970, his own production and distribution company. New World’s first year in operation astonished even Corman as all eleven pictures distributed showed profits.
New World rapidly grew into the largest independent motion picture distribution company in the United States. In addition to providing the public with such fast-paced entertainments as “BIG BAD MAMA” and “EAT MY DUST”, or cult films such as “ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL”, New World soon became the leader in presenting high quality foreign films to the American public; these included movies by Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, Frederico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Werner Herzog, Volker Schlondorff, and Fracesco Rosi, among others.
In January of 1983, Roger Corman made the decision to sell New World Pictures in order to continue producing without the distraction of managing a huge distribution business and because he wanted to make pictures on larger budgets (and could utilize funds from the sale to finance them). The day after selling New World Pictures, Corman announced the formation of his new production company, Concorde-New Horizons. In the year that followed, he released five new films: the teen comedy “SCREWBALLS”; the sci-fi adventure “SPACE RAIDERS”, the sword and sorcery epic “DEATHSTALKER”; “SUBURBIA”, a punk drama directed by Penelope Spheeris; and “LOVE LETTERS”, a tender love story starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Concorde’s more recent releases include: Isaac Asimov’s classic “NIGHTFALL”; a sci-fi horror film “THE TERROR WITHIN II”; “STREETS”, a love story starring Christina Applegate; the sequel to Concorde’s successful kickboxing movie, “BLOODFIST II”; the sexy “BODY CHEMISTRY”; and steamy thriller “OVEREXPOSED”.