TaeKwonDo Rockers vs. Cocaine-Dealing Ninjas: The True Story of ‘Miami Connection’

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Forty years ago, a homeless Korean immigrant built an Orlando martial arts empire. In 1987, he recruited his devoted students to act as amateur cast and crew for his ill-fated action movie, Miami Connection, which follows a TaeKwondo themed synth rock band in their battle against drug-dealing motorcycle ninjas.

In the inaugural episode of OUTSIDER, a show that uncovers the singular minds behind the world’s strangest movies, VICE investigates the fall and rise of this misfired…

Readers Comments (22)

  1. They've definitely been to rehab

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  2. Zack, you are the god damn man.

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  3. @ 09:42 did he just say he worked 25 hours a day?

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  4. Fantastic….great insight into the film, I love this film with all my heart!

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  5. 373 people did't find their fathers

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  6. I found the song, Friends song in miami connections. BEST SONG EVER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVtyOwcQo-w

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  7. Thanks to Riftrax im here…very good movie and go UCF knights

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  8. A truly visionary out of his time!

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  9. I met him in real life. He's CRAZY. But in a good way.

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  10. Thank you Y K Kim and thank God the right guy found it on ebay

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  11. 13:24 "I had a bitchin mullet" Love it. He checked out in the 1980s and just stayed there.

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  12. Okay, I watched the movie so you wouldn't have to. It is The. Worst. Movie. Ever. Made.

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  13. Taekwondo ROCKERS VS COCAINE NINJA'S.

    Who will win?

    Vote now.

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  14. I like to think "Miami Connection" and "The Last Dragon" exist in the same shared universe. 🤔

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  15. 5:55 LMAO typical American idiot

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  16. "pardon my cold hand"
    You might as well say "pardon my existence"
    Grow a pair

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  17. A yo his toes were literally on his nose……this dude is serious🙊🙈🙊🙈🙊🙈

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