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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 ...
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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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When life is on the line there can be ... See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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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

The scenes with Bruce Lee's spirit were actually filmed with Tae-jeong 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

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

Dean Ramsay: L.A. karate... I'm impressed.
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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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Referenced in Californication: Levon (2014) See more »

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Hold on to the Vision
(Main Theme)
Written by Frank Harris and Jo Mortensen
Performed by Kevin Chalfant
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fantastic martial art flick from the eighties'
6 May 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Just finished viewing no retreat,no surrender whom i borrowed from by good friend "Thorstein" today.The last time i watched it was approximately ten years ago on a lousy video tape,and seeing it on DVD gave me a hell of a ride.We all know that these movies lack about everything a movie lover craves,but the intensity and the choreography of the fighting is just plain awesome! I too see the similarities ti Rocky 4 with the Russian fighter etc,but remember that Ivan grabbed Jasons girl by the hair,wouldn't you step into the ring to defend your girl? Simultanously i have to say that our belgium phenomen has delivered the film-histories best side-kicks.Worth the whole movie by itself! Beside "American warrior" this is the greatest martial art movie of all time!Sorry Jet Li!And once again thanks to my dear friend Thorstein(who simply adores van damme)for lending me this one!


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