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

Gross:

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

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Trivia

Korean actor, Tai Chung Kim who starred as Sensei Lee had been a double/stand-in for the real Bruce Lee in films such as The Game of Death (1978) and Game of Death II (1981). See more »

Goofs

At the Karate championship at the end of the film, when Jean-Claude Van Damme's character Ivan is entering the building, some of the guys that are part of his entourage (especially the Hispanic looking man with white shirt and beige pants) are later used as extras in the crowd who are booing Ivan. See more »

Quotes

Scott: Hey, who peed in the pool?
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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 »

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Ask Me to Stay
Written by Frank Harris and Jo Mortensen
Performed by Kelli Stiles
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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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