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Bloodfist (1989)

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake Raye (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Joe Mari Avellana ...
Kwong
Rob Kaman ...
Raton
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Black Rose
Cris Aguilar ...
Chin Woo (as kris Aguilar and Chris Aguilar)
Michael Shaner ...
Baby Davies
Riley Bowman ...
Nancy
Marilyn Bautista ...
Angela
Kenneth Peerless ...
Hal
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Detective
Ned Hourani ...
Michael Raye
Félix Pascual ...
Beggar Lee
Edgardo Castañeda ...
Tung Pin
Archie Ramos ...
Scavenger
Ronald Asinas ...
Kwong's Brother
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Storyline

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the competition himself to flush out his brother's killer. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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22 September 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,770,082 (USA)
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Trivia

Out of all 9 Bloodfist films, Bloodfist II (1990) is the only sequel that has any connection to this first film as Don Wilson plays the same character Jake Raye. All the other sequels (except for the Wilson-less Bloodfist 2050) have Don 'The Dragon' Wilson playing different characters. See more »

Quotes

Michael Raye: God damn it! Save it for the ring!
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Crazy Credits

The first four credits that appear on the screen are world championship kickboxers, and under their names are the honors/awards they received. See more »

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Followed by Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (1995) See more »

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Not quite a thrilla in Mannila, but enjoyable in its own way
28 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After his brother, Mike, is murdered in Manila, Jake (Don Wilson) travels down there to claim the body and must use his kick-boxing expertise to deal with the local highly-trained hooligans that had to do with his brother's untimely demise. He meets and stays with Baby and his sister Nancy (Riley Bowman)

If there's one fatal flaw with the film, I mean aside from the mediocre fight scenes, is the character of Baby, he's awful and brings the otherwise enjoyable , if not particularly good in the conventional sense of the word, don whenever he's on-screen. The writer of this is currently having fairly good fortune with hit TV show "The Good Wife", so the dues he paid were worth it, I kind of doubt he keeps this one on his resume though. Furthermore, 'The Dragon' would thankfully grow as an actor later in his career. I still hold a (unexplainable) soft spot for this film though.

Eye Candy: Riley Bowman and an extra get topless


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