A classically-trained martial artist goes to work as a mob debt collector. The job seems easy enough, until a client drags him into a situation deeper than could ever be anticipated.
The Debt Collector
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After being intimidated to sell his martial arts business, a struggling sensei becomes a mob debt collector. Working alongside a seasoned veteran, he learns the ropes and each encounter turns into an opportunity to showcase his fighting skills. The interplay between the fresh-faced novice and the experienced but dishevelled pro is interesting.
The fight scenes have a sense of fun and stay fresh throughout. However, the final gun shootout feels out of place in the predominately hand-to-hand combat movie. The cinematography is good enough and, although poor in places, the acting is serviceable. This is a decent gritty all-around martial arts-based buddy movie, with good chemistry between the two leads.
Released the same year as Accident Man, both directed by Jesse V. Johnson and featuring b-movie action star Scott Adkins in the lead, this is another low-budget yet adequate action movie.