Throw Down: Parole Violators (1994)

Throw Down: Parole Violators (1994)

This week on Throw Down, Jack and Vaughn open Pandora's box - the world of 90s SOV B-movie action, this time featuring Patrick G. Donahue's maniacal Parole Violators. The host of a vigilante public access television series is desperate to keep his program on air, putting himself in absurd danger for absolutely no reason to document himself apprehending recently released criminals violating their parole. It all goes south when two men he once put in prison are released, seeking vengeance by kidnapping his girlfriend's daughter. The ensuing rampage of roundhouse kicks and dialogue delivered entirely as if every character were trying to speak over the music at a club makes for a wild ride of schlock perfection, the greatest kind of microbudget action you could ask for.

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Next week we’ll be back with Wilson Yip's triad face melter SPL: Kill Zone. Until then, for more words, thoughts, and action adoration, find us all around the internet.

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