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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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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:

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Release Date:

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

In the bar fight, when Kurt gets drunk, he returns to his table and pushes off the glasses, all except one. In the next scene, the remaining glass is not the anymore. See more »

Quotes

Kurt Sloane: [Kurt is exhausted and in pain from kicking a Palm Tree] That's it... that's enough...
Xian Chow: [sternly] Take your bag and leave my house...
Kurt Sloane: [confused] What? What's going on...?
Xian Chow: [motions for Mylee to stay back and not get involved] You don't want training...
Kurt Sloane: [sarcastically] What... you want me to break my leg...?
Xian Chow: [making Kurt remeber his brothers vicious fight with Tong Po] Your brother remember...?
Kurt Sloane: [has flashbacks to Tong Po breaking Erics Back] Oh... you mean like this... huh... huh
Xian Chow: [...]
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Soundtracks

Never Surrender
Written by Lenny Macaluso
Vocals by Stan Bush
Produced by Eddie De Lena and David Malloy
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The ultimate feel good movie...........
24 August 2003 | by (LA, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, thats how a Van Damme fan like myself would describe this because thats how I feel before, during and after viewing it.

Back in that late 80's early 90's period, Jean Claude Van Damme kept the good times coming, one film after another, the man could do no wrong.......then the Soviet Union broke apart, everyone was owning a PC, cell phones became dime a dozen, reality tv...........you get the deal here.........I guess a good thing never lasts forever. Anyway, back to Kickboxer, which is a classic JCVD and martial arts film, with a touching and believable story.........Mr. Van Damme must climb to the top of the mountain here, and by God, between the funny one liners and the splits, he makes it there! Van Damme as Kurt Sloane makes a great team with Dennis Chan (Xian) and of course Haskell Vaughn Anderson III (Taylor) providing more coolness here. Not forgetting his brother, the love interest and the bad guys. (Tong Po played exceptionally well by Michel Qissi) If you havent already, do your history homework and view this martial arts classic, you might then begin to realize that what is out there today in this genre is not nearly a quarter as good as what was once then.


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