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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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Taglines:

An Ancient Sport Becomes A Deadly Game. [US Movie Poster] See more »

Genres:

Action | Sport | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto sangriento 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,697,005 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Alexio, who plays Eric Sloane, was a heavyweight kick boxing champion who held several titles. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the second round, there is one sequence where Tong Po punches Kurt in the stomach 4 times, punches him in the face 3 times, punches him in the face 13 times rapidly, punches him in the stomach 9 times rapidly, and then does this double-fist type of move on his face. Tong Po's hands are covered in broken glass. In all probability, Kurt's face and stomach would resemble raw hamburger meat at this point, but he only has one major cut on his face and one on his stomach, both of which occurred earlier in the fight. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofed in The East London Story: Slap or Die (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do You Keep Me Comin' Back
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Beau Williams
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Explosive Martial Arts Move!
13 January 2001 | by (Mirage) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best martial arts movie ever made. It's got "Damme" good soundtrack , "Damme" good story line and "Damme" good training. The last fight is the best I've ever seen. I've seen 2 different versions and they're both good. This is a must watch Van Damme movie.


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