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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  2 May 1986 (USA)
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Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt McKinney ...
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J.W. Fails ...
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Kelly Reilly
Tai Chung Kim ...
Sensei Lee (as Kim Tai Chong)
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Ron Pohnel ...
Dale Jacoby ...
Dean Ramsay
Peter Cunningham ...
Frank Peters (as Pete Cunningham)
Timothy D. Baker ...
Tom Stillwell
Gloria Marziano ...
Mrs. Stillwell
Joe Verroca ...
New York Agent (as Joe Vance)
Farid Panahi ...
New York Assistant #1
Tom Harris ...
New York Assistant #2
John Andes ...
New York Boss
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Storyline

Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top martial artist is the deadly Ivan. Written by Albert Valentin <albval@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Tonight, He either fights for his life or he'll be running for the rest of it. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Retroceder nunca, rendirse jamás  »

Box Office

Gross:

$4,662,137 (USA)
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Trivia

Korean actor, Tai Chung Kim who starred as Sensei Lee had been a double/stand-in for the real Bruce Lee in films such as The Game of Death (1978) and Game of Death II (1981). See more »

Goofs

When Ian "Whirlwind" Reily is fighting at the MGM Grand hotel Reno, there are several shots with a large audience as well as several shots of fighting in what appears to be an empty high school gym. There are also many empty folding chairs visible throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

RJ Madison: Alright. No retreat, no surrender!
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Crazy Credits

Jean-Claude Van Damme's character is Ivan, but in the ending credits, next to his name reads, "Karl Brezdin". See more »

Connections

Followed by The King of the Kickboxers (1990) See more »

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Stand on Your Own
Performed by Joe Torono
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This is an outstanding film
3 April 2000 | by (Larvik, Norway) – See all my reviews

No Retreat, No Surrender was a fantastic film which is one my absolute favorites. It reminds of the equally great The Karate Kid and Rocky 4 starring Sylvester Stallone. These three films came out during the mid 80`s and as we know most of the finest film was made from 84 to 90, No Retreat, No Surrender was no dissapointment.

When i rented it the first time when i was 12 me and my brother watched it 7 times in one day. The film is full of comedy and moving moments and the subject of martial arts is right down my alley, all around this is an outstanding picture that has all the right elements. The fact that most of the players are unknown doesn`t make a difference, they fit right in this film.

Kurt Mckinney is very fine in the lead role.


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