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Bloodsport (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Biography, Drama  |  26 February 1988 (USA)
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Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Dux (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
Donald Gibb ...
Leah Ayres ...
Norman Burton ...
Helmer
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Rawlins
Roy Chiao ...
Senzo Tanaka
Philip Chan ...
Captain Chen
Pierre Rafini ...
Young Frank
Bolo Yeung ...
Ken Siu ...
Victor Lin (as Kenneth Siu)
Kimo Lai Kwok Ki ...
Hiro
Bernard Mariano ...
Sadiq Hossein
Bill Yuen Ping Kuen ...
Oshima
Lily Leung ...
Mrs. Tanaka
Joshua Schroder ...
Chuck / Older Boy
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Storyline

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The true story of an American ninja. See more »


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Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto sangriento  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,806,119 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Even after it was filmed, the movie was almost never released, but Jean-Claude Van Damme helped edit the film so that it could be. See more »

Goofs

Right after Chong Li kills the opponent, he walks over to Frank and points at him. In the next shot his arm is down, he raises it and points again and says: "You are next." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boxer: Jackson, you going to go to Hong Kong?
Jackson: I love anything full contact. I need a few more scars on my face.
Boxer: But I heard you can get killed at that Kumite.
Jackson: Only if you fuck up.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits the following can be found: This motion picture is based upon true events in the life of Frank W. Dux. From 1975 to 1980 Frank W. Dux fought 329 matches. He retired undefeated as the World Heavy Weight Full Contact Kumite Champion. Mr. Dux still holds four world records: Fastest Knockout - 3.2 seconds Fastest Punch with a Knockout - .42 seconds Fastest Kick with a Knockout - 72 mph Most Consecutive Knockouts in a Single Tournament - 56 Subsequently Mr. Dux founded the first American Ninjitsu System. Dux-Ryu. See more »

Connections

Referenced in JCVD (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Kumite (Title Theme)
(uncredited)
(Instrumental)
Music by Paul Hertzog
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User Reviews

 
bloodsport cured my mother's cancer
4 October 2006 | by (New orleans) – See all my reviews

My mother was on the verge of death a few years ago( boob cancer). In her hospital room there was TV and VCR, so i thought to bring her some movies. Well, I accidentally brought my copy of BloodSport-along with Fried Green Tomatoes. I left the videos with her, and when I returned the next day I was surprised to see her cheering along with Van Damme as he was beating the large Asian Man.

A few days later, she was walking around and trying to perform some of the stunts she saw in her new favorite movie. I even saw the copy of Fried Green Tomatoes in the trash bin.

The next week the Doctor came to me and said he witnessed a miracle. It seems my mother's cancer had disappeared.

She checked out of the hospital and told me she had to meet the man who cured her of her wicked disease: Van Damme.

So me and my mom set out in a beat up VW Bug and headed towards Hollywood. But that's a different story all together.


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