Saturday, March 28, 2009

Johnny Yong Bosch, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Danny Wayne Stallcup & Ed Neil in "Wicked Game" (2002)

The 2002 action film "Wicked Game" brought together several PR alums under the direction of Power Rangers veteran director/producer/stunt coordinator Koichi Sakamoto. Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam, MMPR-Turbo) stars in the film as Billy Ray Leung, a career criminal who uses his advanced martial arts ability and fearless personality to pull off dangerous stunts to get the job done. The brains behind his crimes is his best friend Guile Lydon, played by Jason Narvy (Skull, MMPR-Lost Galaxy). Guile hacks into a computer and discovers access codes for stolen money. He & Billy Ray steal the codes, placing them right in the middle of a case between the FBI and a deadly cartel. Paul Schrier (Bulk, MMPR-Lost Galaxy) plays a small role as "Mom," the proprietor of a local bar where the two stars end up. Narvy & Schrier share a heated conversation about the quality of food being served in the place, which tastes nothing like mom's home cooking. Schrier appears in only one scene. Playing a supporting role in the film is veteran PR actor & stuntman Danny Wayne Stallcup (Jindrax, Wild Force) who plays Santiago, the man responsible for keeping the bank codes for the film's bad guys. He's killed in retaliation for losing the codes to Billy Ray & Guile. Rounding out the PR cast is another veteran, Ed Neil (Lord Zedd, MMPR-Space). Neil appears in one brief scene playing one half of a couple who are taken hostage by Billy Ray & Guile so they can use their home to rest from their adventures. Koichi Sakamoto's wife (and PR stuntwoman) Motoko Nagino plays the film's leading lady.

Johnny Yong Bosch

Jason Narvy

Paul Schrier

Danny Wayne Stallcup

Ed Neil

"Wicked Game" is available on DVD under the title "Extreme Heist"

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