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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
Vic Diaz ...
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Ned Hourani ...
Michael Raye
Félix Pascual ...
Beggar Lee
Edgardo Castañeda ...
Tung Pin
Archie Ramos ...
Scavenger
Ronald Asinas ...
Kwong's Brother
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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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According to director Terence H. Winkless, the original script had Don Wilson's character training by running up stairs of a temple. When he arrived in the Philippines to begin shooting no temple could be found. A live volcano was nearby so he changed the script to have the character training by running up a live volcano as it would make an interesting replacement for the temple. See more »

Quotes

Michael Raye: Lighten up little brother. It's a photo secession not a firing squad.
Jake Raye: Yeah, you come back from the Philippines then I smile.
Michael Raye: So come along.
Jake Raye: Somebody's got to stay and mind the store. It's all the future we got.
Michael Raye: You're still thinking about the money I owe ya.
Jake Raye: I'm thinkin' about the kidney you owe me. I mean what are you gonna do without me fighting the battles for ya.
Michael Raye: I don't know, win maybe.
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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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Not a bad movie, though the sequels (and remakes) are better
10 August 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Don "The Dragon" Wilson plays a kickboxer named Jake Raye. He receives news from Manila that his brother, Michael, was found murdered. So he goes to the Philippines, to try and find his brother's killer. He meets a man named Kwong (Joe Mari Avellana), who trains him to compete in a martial-arts tournament called "Ta Chang" -- because he suspects that one of the fighters there was Michael's killer.

Some of the actors (excepting Wilson and Joe Mari Avellana) are quite bad, and the fight scenes aren't choreographed very well (you can make out that the fighters aren't really hitting each other). Still, this is an entertaining movie.

"Bloodfist" was remade twice (at least as far as I know), as "Full Contact (1992)" and "Dragon Fire (1993)". I've seen both, and they're better than this one. "Full Contact" is the best of the lot (and it would have been even better had Don "The Dragon" Wilson been in it instead of Jerry Trimble).

Seven sequels (to date) have followed "Bloodfist" -- most of them have nothing to do with the first one. They're all better than this movie (especially parts 6 and 7).

If you like low budget action movies, and if you are a fan of Don "The Dragon" Wilson, you might want to see this early movie of his. Others will probably not like this movie.


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