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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

 -  Action | 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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Scott
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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When life is on the line there can be ... See more »

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No Retreat, No Surrender  »

Box Office

Gross:

$4,662,137 (USA)
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Trivia

The scenes with Bruce Lee's spirit were actually filmed with Tai Chung Kim and Kurt McKinney both speaking different languages. Kim's voice was later dubbed into English and, apparently, both actors did not know what they were saying to each other throughout these scenes - they spoke from cues behind the cameras. See more »

Goofs

The karate championships at the end are obviously in some kind of small Highschool gym (with few seats). Yet shots of large crowds/announcers/TV crews are used. (Note: spectators are being admitted by a small side-door which obviously is not for a big stadium.) See more »

Quotes

RJ Madison: Hey, ain't no shelves built to stop THIS dancin' machine.
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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 »


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Close to You
Written by Frank Harris and M.J. Lallo
Performed by M.J. Lallo
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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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