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Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Robert Radler ... (as Bob Radler)

Writing Credits  

Phillip Rhee ... (story) and
Paul Levine ... (story)
 
Paul Levine ... (written by)
 
Max Strom ... (additional dialogue)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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Frank Couzo
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Catherine Wade
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Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
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Virgil Keller
David Agresta ...
Sonny Grasso
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Don Peterson
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Mrs. Grady
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Jennings
Edan Gross ...
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Dae Han Park
Master Hee Il Cho ...
Korean Coach
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Ken Nagayama ...
Yung Kim
Master Ho Sik Pak ...
Han Cho (as Ho Sik Pak)
Dae Kyu Chang ...
Tung Sung Moon
Diane Mizrahi ...
Nurse
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Dr. Weisman
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Himself
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Stan
Helen Funai ...
Tommy's Mother
Eugene Choe ...
Little Tommy
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Referee #1 (as R. Lee Telford)
Ricky Barnard ...
Referee #2
Danny Gibson ...
Referee #3
Greg Williams ...
Refere #4
David Rody ...
Announcer (Try Out)
Samantha Scully ...
Carol Ann
Adrianne Sachs ...
Kelly
Melanie Kinnaman ...
The Woman
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Burt
Steve Hulin ...
Buzz Cut
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Townie #1
William H. Burton Jr. ...
Townie #2 (as William H. Burton)
Steve Santosusso ...
Townie #3
Orion Masters ...
Gate Attendant
Miriam Ezra ...
Tommy's Secretary
Jonathan Strauss ...
Boy #1
Jeffery Jagger ...
Boy #2
David Park ...
Tommy's Older Brother
Chang Park Kim ...
Korean Referee
Kwang Jae Lee ...
Korean Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Tournament Fighter (uncredited)
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Tournament Fighter (uncredited)
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Tournament Fighter (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Frank Giustra ... executive producer
Michael Holzman ... executive producer
Phillip Rhee ... producer
Deborah Scott ... associate producer
Marlon Staggs ... line producer
Peter E. Strauss ... producer

Music by 

Paul Gilman

Cinematography by 

Douglas Ryan ... director of photography (as Doug Ryan)

Film Editing by 

William Hoy

Casting By 

James F. Tarzia ... (as Jim Tarzia)

Production Design by 

Kim Rees

Art Direction by 

Maxine Shepard

Costume Design by 

Cynthia Bergstrom

Makeup Department 

Patty Beigel ... makeup assistant (as Patty Biegil)
Kim Messina ... hair stylist: Sally Kirkland (as Kimi Messina)
Lynn Small ... makeup assistant
Peggy Teague ... hair effects supervisor / makeup effects supervisor
Paul Thompson ... makeup effects assistant

Production Management 

Joel DeLoach ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Chuck Conner ... first assistant director
Jake Jacobs ... first assistant director: second unit, US
Chuck Kim ... first assistant director: Korean
Robert Levine ... second assistant director
Molly M. Mayeux ... second second assistant director (as Molly Mayeaux)

Art Department 

Mark Anderson ... lead man
Tom Cortese ... on-set dresser
Shannon Gale ... assistant to production designer
Steve Guerino ... property assistant
Chet Hilgers ... property master
Deborah Krikun ... graphic designer
Greg Lawrence ... storyboard artist
Jon Marsala ... construction foreman (as John Marsala)
Darrell McCully ... construction coordinator

Sound Department 

John Adams ... cable person
Joe Barnett ... sound assistant
Bill Daly ... sound mixer
Brian Geer ... sound assistant
Paul Gilman ... sound designer
Lewis Goldstein ... supervising digital sound editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Erin Hoien ... foley recordist
Kristen Janusis ... mixing assistant
Sherry Klein ... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Luna ... dialogue editor
Terry O'Bright ... foley recordist
Tom Rota ... sound assistant
Catherine Rowe ... foley artist
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Katie Rowe ... foley artist
R. Russell Smith ... sound re-recording mixer (as Rusty Smith)
Christopher M. Taylor ... boom operator (as Chris Taylor)
Ken Teaney ... sound re-recording mixer
Dyan Traynor ... post-production sound supervisor

Visual Effects by 

Luc G. Nicknair ... visual effects first assistant camera (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bobby Burns ... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunts (as Gil Combs)
John Juhász ... stunts: assistant to Mr. Rhee
Clay M. Lilley ... stunts (as Clay Lilley)
Don Charles McGovern ... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... stunts
Steve Picerni ... stunts
Simon Rhee ... stunt coordinator
Jack Verbois ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department 

Kenneth C. Barrows ... first assistant camera (as Ken Barrows)
David R. Casey ... electrician (as David Casey)
Danny Cosica ... grip
E. Chip Foody ... rigging gaffer
Rusty Geller ... Steadicam operator
Cranston Gobbo ... best boy grip
Bill Hodge ... swingman
Paige Jeffers ... still photographer
Jay Anthony Jones ... first assistant camera
Larry Kaster ... gaffer
Dong-sam Lee ... first assistant camera: Korean crew
Mark Lemon ... camera loader
Lee Song Lim ... second assistant camera: Korea
Ed Malone ... electrician
Ed Maloney ... electrician
Lloyd Moriarity ... key grip (as Lloyd Moriarty)
David Parks ... second assistant camera
Richard Ruskuski ... swing man (as Ricc Ruskuski)
Huh Song Ryong ... third assistant camera: Korea
Lynn Smith ... first assistant camera
Craig Wallace ... grip
Jerry Watson ... director of photography: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Kim Gunther ... costumer
Emily Payne ... costumer

Editorial Department 

Julie Dole ... assistant editor
James Garrett ... assistant editor (as Jim Garrett)
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Dan Perrett ... apprentice editor

Music Department 

Ron Gell ... music supervisor
Marcie Jo Gilman ... music score production assistant
Paul Gilman ... musician
Lewis Goldstein ... music editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Jay Kuys-Nicholls ... music supervisor

Transportation Department 

John 'Hoover' Lee ... driver: honeywagon
Tom Waisanen ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Jessica Allen ... production assistant
Jeanette Bellwood ... accountant
Thomas Betz ... second prelay engineer (as Tom Betz)
David Chong ... production executive: Korea
Myles Connolly ... assistant coordinator (as Myles Connally III)
Daniel Dvorsky ... customs expeditor
Daniel A. Haro ... set paramedic
Greg Hodge ... first prelay engineer
Jerry Jaffe ... location manager
Pat Johnston ... facility coordinator: EFX Systems
Kevin King ... production assistant
Dino Kovas ... production assistant
Jeanette Kremer ... production assistant
Debora McClune ... production coordinator (as Debby McClune)
Jim McDermott ... head swingman
Jennifer Miller ... production assistant
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine ... production assistant (as Joel Nishimine)
Perry Patterson ... production assistant
Janine Paver ... production assistant
Debra Piazzie ... production assistant
Nancy Pyne-Hapke ... studio teacher
Patricia Pérez ... craft service
Min Hi Rhee ... executive advisor: Korean crew
Paul Rodriguez ... facility manager: EFX Systems
Ditta Smolka ... massage therapist
Susan Strauss ... production executive
Judi Townsend ... script supervisor
Truman Van Dyke ... insurance broker
Lonn Wade ... production assistant
Sean Wade ... production assistant
Brad Watson ... production assistant
Myke Zykoff ... production assistant
Crew verified as complete

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