A martial-arts also-ran that merely flirts with distinction, the direct-to-video BALLISTIC offered rising supporting actress Marjean Holden (THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT 2) a showcase as hard-kicking action star. It's no great leap for the cause of African-American women in cinema, however;
the credits aren't even over before our shapely heroine has done a shower scene and donned a tight hooker outfit to patrol the mean streets of LA as undercover police detective Jesse Galvin.
Jesse's determined to nail high-profile druglord Nick Braden (a smirking Sam Jones) and prove that her cop daddy (Richard Roundtree) was framed for corruption. But all remaining LAPD males...