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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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J.W. Fails ...
Kathie Sileno ...
Tae-jeong Kim ...
Sensei Lee (as Kim Tai Chong)
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Ron Pohnel ...
Ian Reilly
Dale Jacoby ...
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Frank Peters (as Pete Cunningham)
Timothy D. Baker ...
Tom Stillwell (as Tim Baker)
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 | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Truth  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$793,723, 4 May 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme knocked out Peter Cunningham twice with a spin kick while filming their fight scene. The first time, Van Damme broke character and asked Cunningham if he was alright, causing director Corey Yuen to shout at him. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is training with his foot in the rope for the second time, the red choker is up , then down, then up again, without assistance from anyone. See more »

Quotes

Scott: It's that slimeball RJ!
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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 Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Close to You
Written by Frank Harris and MJ Lallo (as M.J. Lallo)
Sung by MJ Lallo (as M.J. Lallo)
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This is an outstanding film
3 April 2000 | by 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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