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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

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J.W. Fails ...
Kathie Sileno ...
Kelly Reilly
Tae-jeong Kim ...
Sensei Lee (as Kim Tai Chong)
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Scott
Ron Pohnel ...
Dale Jacoby ...
Dean Ramsay
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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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Tonight, He either fights for his life or he'll be running for the rest of it. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Truth  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$793,723 (USA) (4 May 1986)

Gross:

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

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Trivia

At the time of filming, Jean-Claude Van Damme drove a very poor, beat-up car. At the end of production days, Van Damme would frequently ask Kurt McKinney and other cast members to push the vehicle to help start the engine. 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

Tom Stillwell: Oh can't I? I think you're forgetting whose house this is!
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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 The King of the Kickboxers (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold on to the Vision
(Main Theme)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Harris and Jo Mortensen
Produced by Frank Harris
Sung by Kevin Chalfant
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After three or more beers, this movie is flawless.
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to start with this cinematic masterpiece. When I first saw it(a million years ago) I thought it was so laughably bad that I enjoyed watching it. Then recently I had a few drinks then got the great idea of watching it again. I couldn't pull myself off of the floor from laughing so hard. Geez, the sound, video quality, acting, editing, EVERYTHING about this movie is bad. There should be a warning on the cover suggesting that viewers prepare themselves for the possibility of laughing themselves into a stupor.

Anyway, this movie is freaking great. Check this movie out without hesitation. If you watch it sober, you'll laugh at it normally, but when you got a few in ya, the laughs don't stop. You hear that punk, she KNOWS whos the best!!!


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