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:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The plot concerns a unit of US marines operating in the Vietnam war during 1970, with the movie opening on a raid in a village. After massacring the villagers, the marines steal the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Maharaj
Stars: Richard Norton, Rex Cutter, Jun Garcia
Bloodmatch (1991)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Thom Mathews, Hope Marie Carlton, Marianne Taylor
Force: Five (1981)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 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
The Fighter (2009)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Javier Barbera
Stars: Rafael Amaya, Ana Layevska, Tony Munoz
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Chuck Norris, Mary Louise Weller, Camila Griggs
Rage (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jack Dameron, the adopted son of a great Asian trading family, lives the perfect life and his star is quickly rising in the family business until he's framed for his wife's murder. He must find the real killer before the cops get him.

Director: Anthony Maharaj
Stars: Richard Norton, Karen Moncrieff, Chuck Jeffreys
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Under the Gun (1995)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 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
Ironheart (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

An L.A. cop goes after a gang of murderous drug dealers.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Britton K. Lee, Bolo Yeung, Richard Norton
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen
The Fighter (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 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 | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 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
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bebeng Amora ...
Shipyard Fighter
Eddie Bakal ...
Shipyard Fighter
Jess Bonzo ...
Shipyard Fighter
Angel Confiado ...
Quan
Ramon D'Salva ...
Pinai
Bebot Davao ...
Bar Thug
Tony Ferrer
Franco Guerrero ...
Chai Wat
Karim Kiram ...
Syndicate
Ashley Laurence
Dardo Lungsod ...
Bar Thug
Ursula Marquez ...
Doctor
Gerald McCoy ...
Mr. Travers
Helen McNeely ...
Mrs. Travers
Graham Monro ...
Shipyard Manager
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 Campeão  »

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

 
Wasted Gwai lo's
27 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I came across this movie in a small Birmingham newsagent for a mere £4.99 I thought it was my lucky day! Richard Norton and Benny the Jet Urquidez are arguably two of the best "Gwailo" villains to have ever graced the Jade screen, so to have the two go against each other seemed like the makings for quality entertainment - I was clearly wrong! The basic premise of the story sees Richard go into raw, back street brawling matches to earn extra cash in order to look after his ill sister. Ultimately, and after some terrible fight scenes, his sister is kidnapped and Richard is forced into a contest against the "World Undefeated Kickboxing Champion" (Benny) to save her. Why? I'm not too sure! As mentioned, the fight sequences that occur for the first hour of the film are not even close to the standard of any HK action film. There is little evident choreography, and it seems as though they really did pick brawlers off the street and got Richard to grapple with them. The finale against Benny is also a disappointment, as having seen both of them battle people like Jackie Chan and Sammo so impressively, they really should have put more effort in. Richard pulls a few nice kicks, but Benny looks a bit fat and even older than his far more impressive outing 7 years later in 'Enter the Eagles'. Richard himself has been a fight choreographer numerous times, especially for Cynthia Rothrock or Chuck Norris's 'Walker' TV series and they all show his talents far better than here. I can only assume it wasn't his choreography, but can't see the point of bringing someone else in, especially on the apparent shoestring budget! There is nothing to recommend this film to anyone accustomed to the HK styling of people like Sammo Hung or Yuen Woo Ping unless you must own every film featuring these two guys. If you want an added fix of Richard Norton go for something better like ALL his HK films or even his US efforts with Cynthia Rothrock. As for Benny: Well, keep re-running 'Wheels on Meals', 'Dragons Forever' or 'Enter the Eagles' to remind you he is actually a fantastic fighter!


3 of 3 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:
?