Wasabi Tuna

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"It's like an old gangster movie... with drag queens."
  • R
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 3.1  (360)

Wasabi Tuna is a 2003 comedy film directed by Lee Friedlander and written by Tim O'Leary. The movie stars Antonio Sabato Jr., Jason London, and Barney Cheng, and follows the lives of two aspiring actors, Alex and Bryan, who decide to put an ad in the newspaper offering their services as hitmen for hire. The film is set in West Hollywood and revolves around the quirky, charming, and often hilarious lives of Alex and Bryan. When Alex discovers that his sister has run off to Mexico with her boyfriend and taken his godson with her, he becomes determined to rescue the child and bring him back to the United States. Bryan, meanwhile, is struggling to land any acting jobs and is forced to endure endless auditions and rejection.

In a desperate attempt to raise money for their trip to Mexico, Alex and Bryan decide to put an ad in the newspaper advertising their services as hitmen for hire. Despite their lack of experience and qualifications, the ad quickly attracts the attention of a wealthy businessman named Mr. Green.

Mr. Green offers Alex and Bryan a job to take out his business rival, but things quickly spiral out of control when they realize that they've been set up and are being pursued by both the police and a group of dangerous criminals.

As they try to outrun their enemies and avoid getting caught, Alex and Bryan must rely on their wit, charm, and improvisation skills to stay alive. Along the way, they encounter a cast of eccentric characters, including a surly cab driver, a flamboyant hairdresser, and a quirky receptionist.

The film is a hilarious and lighthearted romp that delivers plenty of laughs and thrills. Sabato Jr. and London deliver solid performances as the two leads, showcasing their comedic timing and chemistry on-screen. Cheng is also a standout as the over-the-top, fashion-obsessed hairdresser who provides the film with some of its biggest laughs.

The film's cinematography captures the vibrancy and energy of West Hollywood, and the soundtrack features an eclectic mix of songs that complement the film's tone and style. The script is clever and witty, with plenty of funny one-liners and memorable moments that will keep viewers entertained from start to finish.

Overall, Wasabi Tuna is a fun and entertaining film that delivers on its promise of non-stop laughs and quirky characters. Fans of slapstick comedy and action-packed movies are sure to enjoy this cult classic.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    3.1  (360)