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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

 -  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:
Kurt McKinney ...
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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>

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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  »

Box Office

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$4,662,137 (USA)
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Trivia

Six years after the film's release, two members of the cast appeared as character witnesses in the court case brought against Jean-Claude Van Damme by Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney, testifying based on their experiences working with Van Damme on the movie: Timothy D. Baker claimed that Van Damme was dangerous to work with and possessed inadequate control of his movements for a martial artist, whereas Ron Pohnel claimed that Van Damme did in fact possess adequate control and could perform a fight scene without complaint. See more »

Goofs

When a shot zooms out on Jason performing a two-finger push-up, a thin wire can be seen above the trees in the background. See more »

Quotes

Ivan: I'm the best!
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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

Followed by No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) 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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This is an outstanding film
3 April 2000 | by (Larvik, Norway) – See all my reviews

No Retreat, No Surrender was a fantastic film which is one my absolute favorites. It reminds of the equally great The Karate Kid and Rocky 4 starring Sylvester Stallone. These three films came out during the mid 80`s and as we know most of the finest film was made from 84 to 90, No Retreat, No Surrender was no dissapointment.

When i rented it the first time when i was 12 me and my brother watched it 7 times in one day. The film is full of comedy and moving moments and the subject of martial arts is right down my alley, all around this is an outstanding picture that has all the right elements. The fact that most of the players are unknown doesn`t make a difference, they fit right in this film.

Kurt Mckinney is very fine in the lead role.


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