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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
Tae-jeong 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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PG | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

The first combat sequence of the film with Jason's father (Timothy D. Baker) and Ivan the Russian (Jean-Claude Van Damme) in the dojo had Van Damme jumping off the shoulder of another villain to perform a flying kick. This kick was supposed to hit Baker's upper chest region but Van Damme's first several attempts hit his face/lip area instead. Baker later appeared as a character witness against Van Damme in the lawsuit filed by Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney, claiming that the poorly-performed kicks were largely due to carelessness on Van Damme's part and that they continued even after director Corey Yuen told Van Damme to be more careful. See more »

Goofs

When Jason sees Kelly for the first time in Seattle he is supposedly unaware that his long lost girlfriend's brother owns a karate dojo and is a national champion, even though his life long passion is karate. See more »

Quotes

Jason Stillwell: This is a nice dojo, I'll probably join.
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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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Stand on Your Own
Performed by Joe Torono
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Cheesey 80's action brilliance!!!!!!!!!
10 May 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

From the stilted dialogue, through the ridiculous storyline, the amazing disco sequence and a rousing finale the sheer spirit of this FUN FUN FUN movie shines through. Forget all the computer generated fights of today, this how it was and should be. Over the top, funny, satisfying and possible. They don't make 'em like this anymore, and more's the shame.


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