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Fist Fighter (1989)

R | | Action, Drama, Sport | 12 May 1989 (USA)
An ex-boxer comes back to a town called Rosario in South America taking revenge for the death of a friend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
C.J. Thunderbird (as George Rivero)
Harry 'Punchy' Moses
Billy Vance
Emiliano Redondo ...
Eleazar Garcia Jr. ...
Tony Isbert ...
Gus Rethwisch ...
The Beast
Jimmy Nickerson ...
King Bellinakov
José Chávez ...
Police sergeant
Jorge Reynoso ...
Lobo I
Manuel Benítez ...
Lobo II
Sergio Acosta ...
Lobo III


C.J. Thunderbird, a down-on-his-luck professional fighter is informed that his old friend has been killed in an illegal fight. He finds out that the killer is a goon named Rhino and, with vengeance on his mind, tracks him down in Bolivia. The trouble is that the guy works for a local drug lord and the only way for C.J. to get to Rhino is to prove himself with his fists. However, the druglord doesn't want his best goon hurt, so he arranges for the corrupt local authorities to bust C.J. and send him to prison. The only way out is fighting the prison's monstrous colossal cage-fighting champ known as the Beast, who's never left an opponent breathing. Druglord's hot blond Caucasian girlfriend, Ellen, tired of being at the criminal's mercy, decides to help C.J. anyway she can. Even with all the odds against him, C.J. is no pushover and Rhino slowly becomes worried.

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Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A puño limpio  »

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$221,163 (USA)

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Matthias Hues remembers his experience working on the movie as quite rough: Jimmy Nickerson split his lip twice while training for the fight scenes and Jorge Rivero legitimately knocked him out during filming. See more »

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"Superstar" Billy Graham!!

Fist Fighter is just another bad action movie filled with wanna be chop socky kung-fu "heroes". A really terrible movie that has nothing going for it except the legendary W.W.W.F. heavyweight champion Billy Graham. Yes the "Superstar" guest stars as the arm wrestler who challenges the "star" of this straight-to-video flick to a friendly game of arm wrestling. If you ever wanted to see the man in a movie, well this is your best bet. But the novelty wears off when his screen time is up because all you're left with is a waste of half inch tape.

Not recommended, unless you're a "Superstar" Billy Graham fan.



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