5 Questions: Bounty Hunters
January is rapidly coming to a close and I realized that I have yet to write a Dudikoff movie related post this month, which is not only a sign of disrespect to the great Michael Dudikoff, I think it also violates my Bulletproof Action contract.
So without further ado, I present to you my latest 5 Questions….
I recently checked out the 1996 film, Bounty Hunters starring Michael Dudikoff and London, Ontario’s own, Lisa Howard. Dudikoff plays Jersey Bellini (which is a pretty awesome character name) and Howard plays B.B. This got me to thinking…
1. Where does Jersey Bellini fall on my list of favorite bounty hunters?
Full disclosure, I never took the time to rank my favorite bounty hunters prior to this question popping up in my head, but I’d have to rank Jersey somewhere behind Boba Fett, but way ahead of Dog.
In the movie, Jersey is friends with the kid next door. He goes by Word, although I don’t believe that is the name his mother gave him at birth. Speaking of Word’s mother, she has a real problem with Jersey, even before he was the reason her son got kidnapped by the mob. While I’d like to ask what her problem is, my real question is…
2. Do people still say “word”?
I know “Stone Cold” Steve Austin tried to bring back the phrase. I know I’ve used it on an occasion or 2,000. But are the kids today saying “word” like Snow (the Canadian Reggae Rapper) did in his 1993 smash hit, “Informer”?
3. Does Jersey deactivate his booby traps when he goes on vacation?
Aside from being a bounty hunter, Jersey is something of an amateur inventor. He takes everyday household items and booby traps them for security purposes. Jersey Bellini doesn’t need ADT! But let’s say Jersey goes on vacation and he has a friend check his mail and water his plants, does he deactivate his security measures or do his friends risk being injured if they turn on a lamp.
4. Who wore it better?
While Jersey and B.B. are in pursuit of Izzy, they end helping out a prostitute named Starr. At one point, B.B. poses as Starr as bait. B.B even manages to find the EXACT same outfit in a store window that the mob last saw Starr wearing. What store was it, Whores R Us?
5. How is Bounty Hunters the only other Michael Dudikoff movie (aside from American Ninja of course) to have a sequel made?
Don’t get me wrong, Bounty Hunters was far from the worst Michael Dudikoff movie. I certainly enjoyed it more than Freedom Strike, but when it was done I wasn’t exactly craving a sequel. If somebody wanted to make a Dudikoff sequel how about Soldier Boyz 2? And before anyone corrects my facts, let me go on record by saying I do not recognize Counter Measures as the sequel to Crash Dive.