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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Dux (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
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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 secret contest where the world's greatest warriors fight in a battle to the death. See more »


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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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Trivia

The movie is based on a book by Frank Dux and was touted as a true story. However, since then much doubt has arisen about the veracity of Dux's story and now the majority of martial-arts enthusiasts view his accounts of competing in secret tournaments as complete fiction, as well as his claims of military service and being an undercover CIA operative. Some have pointed out that he is the only source that these secret tournaments exist, and that nobody else has come forward to confirm his story or ell their own version. See more »

Goofs

When Dux and Jackson are playing Karate Champ together, a closer look at the screen reveals that it is in single-player mode. 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

Featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Van Dammes VS Bolo Yeung for the first time.
21 January 2002 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie all about fighting,and the fact that it is based on a true story just makes it better. This is the first time Van Damme fights Bolo Yeung and it is a spectacular fight he also fights him in Double impact. Bolo is the perfect evil guy and his fighting style is one of a kind.

They dont make movies like this anymore. Bad acting and story,but you gotto love it anyway.


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