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Kickboxer (1989)

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

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Cast

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Dennis Alexio ...
Dennis Chan ...
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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 Xian, 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:

Karate Tiger 3 - Der Kickboxer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 863,114 (West Germany) (27 April 1989)

Gross:

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

The title held by Dennis Alexio's character in the movie - the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Heavyweight Championship - is a real championship and has been held by Alexio during his fighting career. The belt in the movie, however, is not modeled after the actual belt. See more »

Goofs

Taylor pumps the action of the M203 grenade launcher attached to his M16 prior to firing it, however, this would have ejected the grenade and rendered it useless. See more »

Quotes

Eric Sloane: [after a painful first round against Tong Po] Fucking music's driving me crazy.
Kurt Sloane: Let's forget about the music right now.
Eric Sloane: See that! He got me with an elbow.
Kurt Sloane: That's the way they fight here, I told you!
Eric Sloane: Motherfucker wants to street fight. I'll show him!
Kurt Sloane: Let's cancel.
Eric Sloane: No.
Kurt Sloane: Let's cancel please!
Eric Sloane: Noooo!
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Connections

Followed by City of Blood See more »

Soundtracks

Feeling So Good Today
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Beau Williams
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User Reviews

The only good Kickboxer movie in the series.
21 January 2002 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

It has been made a lot of sequels in this series,but this one is the only that is worth watching. It is kind of like Rocky,in the sense that he traines all the movie for a fight in the end. The fight scenes are hardcore and the one at the end is quite cool. This cant be compared to the best movies of Jackie Chan and Jet Li,but it is still a good martial arts movie.

One of Van Dammes best to date.


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