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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 May 1986 (USA)
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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J.W. Fails ...
Kathie Sileno ...
Kelly Reilly
Tae-jeong 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>

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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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2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Truth  »

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

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Trivia

McKinney did not want to do the "foot in a looped rope" stunt scene but director, Corey Yuen insisted and it was successful in the end. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight Ivan seems to lose all of his fighting skills as soon as Jason enters the ring. He just drops his defense and allows Jason to beat him at will. 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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Featured in Movie Nights: No Retreat, No Surrender (2012) See more »

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Stand on Your Own
Performed by Joe Torono
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21 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Before watching the movie I had in my mind that this was just going to be another dodgy movie but with a bit of van damme thrown in. How wrong. This movie truly is a classic, the cheesy music, (especially the end credits) brilliant montage scenes and especially the fighting itself. This isn't your traditionally badly choreographed Van Dammeesque movie but a very well done job. The fight scenes a lengthy and extremely enjoyable, and everyone in the movie can kick and punch very well. The main character Kurt McKinney (Jason) turns up the style later in the movie by pulling off some unbelievable training exercises, such as his two-finger one handed push ups! OK - so the acting is very ropey - but who cares! If you're looking for an enjoyable evening in and a self motivational movie - this is the one!


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