Speedy (Death Promise)

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Speedy Leacock is a resident of New York City. He had a brother who died of a drug overdose at the age of 12 from drugs sold to him by Jr. Jackson.

During the events of Death Promise (1977) played by Speedy Leacock

Charley Roman Speedy are jogging through New York City. Later, Charley and Speedy work out at the dojo. Charley and Speedy see Thugs harassing Uncle John and beat them up and the Thug in the car drives off. Louis Roman walks up and tells the Tenants that have gathered outside that the Thugs don't know who they are working for and the entire block is owned by the Iguana Realty Company. He then tries to convince them to stick together and not move. Speedy goes to the dojo and is told by Shibata that he has to wait until the advanced class is over. Charley walks to the dojo and Speedy tells him that Shibata is training Shibata's Sons. While at the bar, Charley notices Louis is carrying a gun. Charley and Speedy leave the bar and Charley finds Louis dead. Charley says goodbye to Speedy and then takes a plane flight out of the country. Speedy goes back to his apartment and sees Joey shoveling up trash, which Joey tells him someone dumped the night before.

Speedy starts to track Alden and who he meets with. Alden has a meeting in a limousine with Mursky, Jr. Jackson, Judge Engstrom, and Albano. They park and Mike sees Speedy watching them and Alden sends two of Alden's Thugs to beat him up. They run to the roof and Speedy beats up Alden's Thugs. Charley returns and Speedy tells him the names of the other men involved in Louis' death. Charley and Speedy beat up Albano's Thugs and then ambush him and he is eventually killed. They next ambush Mursky's Thugs and Mursky runs to his car. Charley and Speedy sneak onto Engstrom's property. They knock out Judge Engstrom's Thugs at the property entrance and Speedy distracts some more Thugs while Charley gets onto the roof of Engstrom's house. Speedy dresses up like a postal worker and goes to Jr. Jackson's home. He drops off a letter to Jackson's Guard which reads that Jackson is dead. Jr. Jackson sends Jackson's Guard and another Jackson's Guard after Speedy and they chase after Charley. They attack Charley and he beats them up. Speedy walks into Jr. Jackson's home and breaks his wrists as Baby watches and screams and then puts a bag of rats over his head. The rats chew on Jr. Jackson's face, killing him.

The next day, while Charley and Speedy are walking, Sup Kim runs up to them and Charley introduces him to Speedy. Charley splits off from Speedy and Kim and they sneak into the building. Speedy and Kim find a Thug guarding the elevator dead and another Thug on the stairway dead. They break into the conference room and a fight breaks out between them, Mike and Alan and the other Thugs. Alden grabs a gun and points it at Speedy and Kim and Charley walks in and throws a throwing star at Alden's hand. Alden runs away and Charley goes after him while Speedy and Kim finish beating up Mike and the others. Charley, Speedy and Kim go to the roof and Charley realizes Shibata was the true mastermind. Shibata's Sons fight Speedy and Kim. Speedy and Kim kill Shibata's Sons and Charley and Shibata fight one on one. Shibata pulls out his samurai sword and Charley uses a pair of sai to defend himself. Shibata eventually lunges onto his own samurai sword and Charley lifts him up and throws him on the rooftop of a nearby building. Afterwards, Charley, Speedy and Kim visit Louis' grave.

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