Running time: 81 mins
Director: Eddie Nicart
Starring: Weng Weng, Romy Diaz, Nina Sara
Genre: Action, Exploitation
For Y’ur Height Only followed by Agent 00. Made the year after Weng Weng exploded on to the World (with For Y’ur Height Only) The Impossible Kid sees our hero now working for Interpol and involved in a mystery that threats to destroy the entire financial structure of the Philippines.
The PCI are being blackmailed by an evil and deadly organisation called Cobra which is led by a masked maniac. Their objective is simple, one million peso or they will kill a member of the PCI for each day the demand is not met. When the PCI reach out to Interpol they send their best man, a man who’s been marked for death by just about every criminal and gang in
Asia…Agent Weng, Codename 00. Foiling the plot Weng is targeted by Cobra
only for him to suspect that there’s a greater, darker menace at work here.
Nicart's direction deserves to be highlighted. His films, like those of Bobby Suarez (They Called Her Cleopatra Wong, The One Armed Executioner) are small in budget but Nicart's use of lighting, camera positioning and the intuitive understanding of how far you can push what you show when you don't have the pesos to back it up are all remarkable. His use of editing is another credit to an extremely talented and creative director.
The Impossible Kid is an another shining example of how the Filipino film makers have been paying attention to their American guests over the previous two decades. As an examination of the action genre the film passes with flying colours as it does and says all the right things but in ramping up the amount of elaborate set pieces they’ve detracted from some of the charm of it’s predecessor and though still wonderful in it’s enthusiasm and aspirations flirts dangerously with being less than the sum of it’s parts.
For those of you who want it the DVD is available [here] and available to stream free of charge directly below. Don't forget to check out the Movie Bar On Demand to see this months free Exploitation double bill.