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Writers:
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Release Date:
29 April 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The secret contest where the world's greatest warriors fight in a battle to the death. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
bloodsport cured my mother's cancer See more (211 total) »

Cast

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Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Frank Dux (as Jean Claude Van Damme)

Donald Gibb ... Ray Jackson
Leah Ayres ... Janice Kent

Norman Burton ... Helmer

Forest Whitaker ... Rawlins

Roy Chiao ... Senzo Tanaka
Philip Chan ... Captain Chen
Pierre Rafini ... Young Frank

Bolo Yeung ... Chong Li
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
Keith Davey ... Eddie / Older Boy
Sean Ward ... Shingo Tanaka
Johnny Lai ... Desk Clerk
Henry Ho ... Official
Henry Kot ... Official
Thomas Lam ... Official
Simon Lai ... Official
A.P. George ... Referee / Judge
Charles Wang ... Chinese Doctor
Cihangir Gaffari ... Gustafson (as John Foster)
John Cheung ... Toon
Dennis Chiu ... Chuan

Michel Qissi ... Suan Parades (as Michelle Qissi)
Nathan Chukueke ... Parades' Opponent (as Nathan Chkueke)
Geoffrey Brown ... Parades' Friend (as Geoff Brown)
David Ho ... Pumola
Eric Neff ... Morra
Michael Chan ... Yasuda
Rick Erikson ... Cotard
John Law ... Luu
Samson Li ... Budimam Prang

Paulo Tocha ... Paco
Greg Richardson ... Aussie
Saheed Sahabuddin ... Syrian Fighter
Rocky Jasminder Singh ... Syrian Fighter
Wilson Lee ... Chong Li's Trainer
Mark DiSalle ... Boxer
Edward E. Ketterer ... Aide
Ken Boyle ... Col. Cooke
Mark Wheelhouse ... Older Boy

Adam Morris ... Older Boy (as Wayne Morris)
Darren Humphrey ... Older Boy
Tom Tam ... Young Tough
Claude Heme ... Mr. Dux
Susan Sheers ... Mrs. Dux
Mandy Chan ... Janitor
Tak Ming Wong ... Flagman (as Wong Tak Ming)
Tsui Siu Hung ... Policeman
Chung Sung Tak ... Policeman (as Chung Shun Tak)
Kung Sung Wan ... Policeman (as Wan Kung Sung)
Ley Christopher Ian ... Butler (as Christopher Lay)
Andrew Rule ... Guard
Lois Gochnauer ... Special Lady
Patricia McDonald ... Special Lady
Mic Rieusset ... Special Lady
Gloria Wu ... Special Lady
Peggy Tam ... Special Lady
Jacqueline Choy ... Special Lady
Bernie Cilia ... Special Lady
Rani Gill ... Special Lady
Christine Redman ... Special Lady (as Christine Redmen)
Johnny Wong Tin Tok ... Big Spender
Mak Shu Sun ... Big Spender
Nip Kwok Chiu ... Big Spender
David Tetter ... Fighter
Benjamin Ling ... Fighter
Joao Gamez ... Fighter
Kin Hung Tse ... Fighter (as Tse Kin Hung)
Steve Daw ... Fighter
Yu-Shu Wu ... Fighter (as Ng Yuk Shu)
Henrik Wesslen ... Fighter
Paul Findley ... Fighter
Wayne Archer ... Fighter
Attilio Reale ... Fighter
Mark Sharrock ... Fighter
Paul Treadwell ... Fighter
Colin Bucknor ... Fighter
Roger Walker ... Fighter
Chi-Shing Hung ... Fighter
Victor Wong ... Fighter
Chu Wah ... Fighter
Eric Ng ... Fighter
Max Clsekedi ... Fighter
Ronnie Li ... Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tin-Dok Wong

Directed by
Newt Arnold 
 
Writing credits
Sheldon Lettich (story)

Sheldon Lettich (screenplay) and
Christopher Cosby (screenplay) &
Mel Friedman (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark DiSalle .... producer
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Hertzog 
 
Cinematography by
David Worth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Kress 
Michael J. Duthie (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Madalena Chan 
Michael Olton 
 
Production Design by
David Searl 
 
Production Management
Burt Bluestein .... production manager
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production supervisor
Roni Ya'ackov .... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Siu .... second assistant director
O.J. Tan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jonathan Cheung .... assistant art director
Chan Ching Kan .... assistant property master
Chi-Keung Lee .... art assistant (as Lee Chi Keung)
Lam Ching Tau .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Thomas Paul Croce .... foley artist
Gibson Fung .... boom operator
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... re-recording mixer (as Jeffrey Haboush)
Mike Le Mare .... supervising sound editor
Doug Madick .... foley artist
Anthony Palk .... sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... first assistant sound editor
Gary Shepherd .... sound editor
Karola Storr .... sound editor (as Carola Storr)
George Weis .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Chan .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Frank Dux .... fight coordinator
Ka Ting Lee .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Lee Ka Ding)
Tsui Siu Hung .... assistant stunt coordinator
Shelley Cook .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yiu Ming Chan .... crane operator (as Chan Yiu Ming)
David Choi .... camera operator
Lam Chow .... electrician (as Chow Lam)
Siu-tung Chow .... grip (as Chow Siu Tung)
Tsang Chun Fai .... best boy electrician
Paul Fan .... camera operator
Gary Fung .... dolly grip
Stanley Hung .... key grip
Arthur Kan .... still photographer
Kenny Lam .... first assistant camera
Wicky Leung .... second assistant camera
John McCallum .... camera operator
Johnny Tsang .... electrician
Jimmy Wong .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Kress .... assistant editor
Michael Philip .... assistant editor
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Jackson Ip .... location manager
 
Music Department
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Ricky Liu .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Frank Dux .... special trainer: Mr. Van Damme
Kathryn Loraine Hibbs .... production accountant
Rick Nathanson .... production executive
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title designer
Nonette Tsang .... script supervisor
Charles Wang .... production consultant: Hong Kong
 
Thanks
Frank Dux .... inspiration
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Roy Chiao and Bolo Yeung were in Enter the Dragon (1973) playing similar roles of mentor and secret martial arts tournament opponent respectively.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lin is escorting Frank and Ray to the "Narrow Corridors" before entering the Kumite for the first time, he greets the older Asian man who famously says "OK USA!" At that time, Lin has a scruffy beard. When they get to the Kumite to meet the judges, he is clean shaven. Later on in that scene, his beard returns.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Steal the NightSee more »

FAQ

No sex before a fight?
What martial art did Frank Dux use?
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71 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
bloodsport cured my mother's cancer, 4 October 2006
Author: postbvd from New orleans

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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