MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 72,348 this week

The Fighter (1989)

 |  Action, Drama  |  2 June 1989 (Jamaica)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

Ryan Travers (Richard Norton) has just been released from a prison in Bangkok, Thailand, after serving a five-year sentence for murder. His parents, running an antique shop in the area ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 101 titles
created 22 Jul 2011
 
a list of 756 titles
created 17 May 2012
 
a list of 1067 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 143 titles
created 02 Jun 2013
 
a list of 20 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Fighter" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fighter (1989)

The Fighter (1989) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fighter.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Fighter (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Vietnam war veteran Merle is working as concierge. His small salary and the one of his wife Rindy are just enough to survive. Thus when Merle hears that there will be an amateur boxing ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Gregory Harrison, Glynnis O'Connor, Pat Hingle
Magic Crystal (1986)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Andy Lau, Cynthia Rothrock, Pak-Cheung Chan
The Fighter (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In Mexico, a young boxer uses his winnings to buy guns to avenge his family's murder.

Director: Herbert Kline
Stars: Richard Conte, Vanessa Brown, Lee J. Cobb
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Richard Norton plays a Bushido-trained ex-Navy SEAL named Connors (he was in 'Nam) who ends up in the far east after investigating the whereabouts of an ancient Japanese ceremonial sword. ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Carr
Stars: Richard Norton, Rochelle Ashana, Toshishiro Obata
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Story about an inner-city high school teacher who musters the martial arts to thwart the lure of street gangs and their seductive plague of drugs.

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Terri Treas
Under the Gun (1995)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A debt-ridden night club owner has to take on Italian and Asian mobsters, corrupt police, and an angry pimp that he threw out of the club to try to keep his club in business.

Director: Matthew George
Stars: Richard Norton, Kathy Long, Jane Badler
China O'Brien II (Video 1990)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

This time China O'Brien has trouble with a dealer who puts a prize on her head because she had spoiled an important drug deal of his. But all the world's criminals will not be enough to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Keith Cooke
Force: Five (1981)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A martial-arts expert leads a team of fellow martial artists to rescue a senator's daughter from an island ruled by the evil leader of a fanatical religious cult.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Joe Lewis, Bong Soo Han, Sonny Barnes
Adventure | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

2025 A.D. A lone adventurer searches the post-nuclear wasteland for the most devastating, godless artifact in history. When he touches it, he is transported back in time to 1989 Los Angeles... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Robert Patrick, Linda Carol, Ed Crick
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Bloodthirsty factions rule the barren earth. It's the 21st Century and a biological disaster has ruined the planet. Here, in a world where gunpowder is more valuable than gold, a few ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Richard Norton, William Steis, Henry Strzalkowski
Fist Fighter (1989)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An ex-boxer comes back to a town called Rosario in South America taking revenge for the death of a friend.

Director: Frank Zuniga
Stars: Jorge Rivero, Edward Albert, Brenda Bakke
Tiger Claws (1991)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for ... See full summary »

Director: Kelly Makin
Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Nick Dibley, Fern Figueiredo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Franco Guerrero ...
Chai Wat
...
Ryan Travers
Steve Rackman
Glenn Ruehland ...
Zach (as Glen Ruehland)
...
Jet - Undefeated World Kickboxing Champion
Erica Van Wagener ...
Katie Travers
Edit

Storyline

Ryan Travers (Richard Norton) has just been released from a prison in Bangkok, Thailand, after serving a five-year sentence for murder. His parents, running an antique shop in the area while waiting for their son to be released, are killed in an explosion perpetrated by the local mob after refusing to pay protection money. Ryan's news go from bad to worse when he learns his sister Katie (Erica Van Wagener) is seriously ill and will need an operation. With only a dead end job at a construction site after his release, Ryan learns about a local underground fight ring and decides to enter to raise the money for his sister's medical fees and search vengeance. Written by IvanWong

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (Jamaica)  »

Also Known As:

A Honra do CampeĆ£o  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Just die with dignity...
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Norton stars as Ryan Travis, a street punk who becomes a street fighter to pay for the operation that will save his sister, however the mobsters want him to lose so they decide to try and kidnap her while he trains in whatever it is they call martial arts in this movie. Kick Fighter stars Richard Norton, who I know is a great martial artist but in this movie he isn't so great, in fact his action sequences are laboring and slow. Norton doesn't have enough charisma to make the role work and basically the movie is a yawner as we watch lackluster martial arts rain down on the screen with no skill or purpose. It can also be that we are indifferent to who wins being that we know so little about the characters but mainly it is because the movie is so boring. It's not so bad it's good, it doesn't have good fight sequences, it's just awful and you're best off avoiding it like the plague.

1/2* out of 4-(Awful)


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Fighter (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?