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

Box Office

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$4,662,137 (USA)
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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 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 »

Connections

References The Fearless Hyena (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold on to the Vision
(Main Theme)
Written by Frank Harris and Jo Mortensen
Performed by Kevin Chalfant
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Classic
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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