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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

PG  |   |  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:
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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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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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Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Retroceder nunca, rendirse jamás  »

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$4,662,137 (USA)
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| (DVD) | (1986 video release)

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Trivia

Writing the script was an ongoing process: Keith W. Strandberg claims to have spent hours each night editing and re-writing the script before the next day's shoot. See more »

Goofs

At the Karate championship at the end of the film, when Jean-Claude Van Damme's character Ivan is entering the building, some of the guys that are part of his entourage (especially the Hispanic looking man with white shirt and beige pants) are later used as extras in the crowd who are booing Ivan. 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 »

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A Bottle and a Song
Written by Frank Harris and Mary Reynolds
Performed by Mary Reynolds
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Karate Kid style martial arts extravaganza
5 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Quite possibly the funniest film of all time. Outrageous performances from all of the cast. J.W. Fails as RJ is one of the most unmissable performances of the 80's. In terms of films that are so bad that they are good, it doesn't get any better than this. This film also has some pretty damn good fight scenes, with some nice choreography from the ever reliable Jean Claude Van Damme. It spawned a series of excellent sequels. 2,3,and 4 are all stupendously awesome, however, in spite of being sequels they have no ongoing story lines or characters. Number 5 is pretty good, but with no story line of any kind, it fails to be as satisfying as the others.


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