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Bloodsport (1988)

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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ray Jackson (Donald Gibb) does not use any recognized martial art at any point in the film. See more »

Goofs

Right after the shot of Pumola (the sumo fighter) falling to the mat after being defeated by Dux, there is a cut to Ray and Lin cheering him on. However, Pumola is seen still sitting behind the two of them in the upper right corner. 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 A Tale of Two Titans (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Probably the best Martial Arts movie, ever !!
29 September 1999 | by (Sarpsborg, Norway) – See all my reviews

Bloodsport is an excellent movie, which includes everything a martial arts fan can possibly dream off... Great fight-choreography, excellent filming, fine music and a good story. The movie takes you to a world of fighting where "only the strongest wins". Jean Claude van Damme as Frank Dux, a young, talented martial artist. This was THE movie for van Damme, beside Kickboxer, he has never preformed so well.

Watch & Enjoy !!


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