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Kickboxer (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Sport, Thriller  |  8 September 1989 (USA)
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Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

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A kickboxer is out to avenge his brother's death.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Dave Bautista, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Gina Carano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dennis Alexio ...
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Michel Qissi ...
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Winston Taylor
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Mylee
Ka Ting Lee ...
Freddy Li
Richard Foo ...
Tao Liu
Ricky Liu ...
Big Thai Man
Ho Ying Sin ...
Huge Village Man #1
Tony Chan ...
Huge Village Man #2
Brad Kerner ...
U.S. Announcer
Dean Harrington ...
U.S. Announcer
Mark DiSalle ...
U.S. Reporter
Richard Santoro ...
U.S. Reporter
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Storyline

Kurt Sloan is the corner-man for his brother, U.S. kickboxing champion Eric Sloan. When Kurt witnesses his brother become maliciously paralyzed in the ring by Thailand champion Tong Po, Kurt vows revenge. With the help of Zion, a kickboxing trainer who lives in a remote area of Thailand, Kurt trains for the fight of his life. Written by Peter Katzman <pkatzman@bu.edu>

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Action | Sport | Thriller

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8 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto sangriento 2  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,697,005 (USA)
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Trivia

Tong Po is mistakenly billed as playing himself (on the film's credits). In fact Michel Qissi played the villainous Thai for this film and its sequel Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991). Kamel Krifa played the character in the 4th. Qissi can also be seen in two other Van Damme movies, Bloodsport (1988) and Lionheart (1990). In Bloodsport Qissi is the fighter that gets his leg broken by Chong Li. In Lionheart (AWOL) Qissi plays Moustafe who alongside another legionnaire is trying to bring Lyon from America back to Africa. See more »

Goofs

After Kurt has knocked Tong Po out of the ring and he is supposed to be unconscious, as soon as the music starts to signify the start of the credits you can see Tong Po lift up is head very quickly in the background. See more »

Quotes

Tong Po: [to Kurt during final fight] You bleed like Mylee. Mylee... good FUCK!
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Connections

Followed by Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do You Keep Me Comin' Back
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Beau Williams
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User Reviews

 
Great van Damme movie from the good old days
3 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a splendid movie. It's van Damme exactly as I want to see him, with great martial arts action, a decent plot (even if it's not original at all), cool characters and a great 80's soundtrack. The movie is somewhat different from Bloodsport. Of course there are similarities too, like an evil fighting champion that van Damme is fighting. But this movie hasn't nearly as many fights as Bloodsport. Instead, it's more focus on training here. The training scenes are visually very good, and with really cool background music. Even though I had expected more fighting instead of this, there's no doubt that this is a great movie in it's own way.


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