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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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Winston Taylor
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Mylee
Ka Ting Lee ...
Freddy Li
Richard Foo ...
Tao Liu
Ricky Liu ...
Big Thai Man
Ho-Ying Sin ...
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Tony Chan ...
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Brad Kerner ...
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Dean Harrington ...
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Richard Santoro ...
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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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An Ancient Sport Becomes A Deadly Game. [US Movie Poster] See more »

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Action | Sport | Thriller

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Release Date:

8 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karate Tiger 3 - Der Kickboxer  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Michel Qissi was a technical advisor/choreographer when he overheard the production crew say they were looking for a tall oriental-looking guy with a background in Muay Thai. He volunteered, and got the part of Tong Po. 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

Xian Chow: And now, you drive me in Pedicab.
Kurt Sloane: Pedicab?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Feeling So Good Today
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Beau Williams
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pretty good movie
30 December 2004 | by (chicago illinois) – See all my reviews

this is the one of my favorite van dam movies. I think that it is also one of his best films. We watch his character train throughout the movie for a fight at the end. The martial arts throughout are very well done. This is one of those films you can watch every time it is on TV. If you like martial arts movies you will probably enjoy this one. The movie though is all about the final fight. Like many other films of its type. All in all van dam is great and if you want to see a film based on the martial arts that doesn't have Druce Lee or Jackie Chan or Jet Li in it then this movie is one for you. The story is pretty simple but the fight scenes are worth it so go for it. 7 out of 10.


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