The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: Riot

When: December 19, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

  • PRE-SHOW: 7:30 p.m.
  • FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

RIOT (1996)
Dir. Joseph Merhi
Cast: Gary Daniels, Sugar Ray Leonard, Charles Napier, Patrick Kilpatrick, Kenneth Tigar
Runtime: 94 min
Country: USA
Screening Format: VHS

Poster Artist: Andrew Barr

“For a CHRISTMAS-themed action-packed thrill ride, look no further than RIOT.” Comeuppance Reviews

“Probably PM Entertainment's best work!” - Flickering Myth

“Ho-ho-ho, motherfucka” - actual line of dialogue from RIOT.

Gary Daniels was hoping for a peaceful Christmas Eve of knocking back a few brewskies at the bar with his best friend & former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. But they forgot they were in an action movie (Riot) and so after clearing the bar of an entire baseball team's worth of racists (literally), Gary finds himself tasked with a one-man mission to infiltrate a gang stricken riot-zone and rescue the British Ambassador's daughter, who also happens to be Gary's former flame.

Good thing Gary is an ex-military martial arts badass and great thing that Joseph Merhi of PM Entertainment is in the director's chair, ensuring a steady supply of stupefying spectacle and outrageous action, including a vehicular full-body burn stunt so ridiculous you'll exclaim: “God bless ye Merhi gentleman!”

Join us, won't you, for this month's VHS presentation of RIOT, as we'll be complimenting this slice of seasonal 90s DTV shenanigans with a barrage of delirious Christmas adverts, holiday mash-ups, live LASER BLAST-approved caroling and perhaps a special appearance of a certain red-clad mofo that goes ho-ho-ho.

The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.