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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:

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

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

During the break in the opening fight, the corner man takes Eric's mouthpiece out of his mouth. When the round starts up again the corner man doesn't put Eric's mouth piece back in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Xian Chow: You must learn to be faster than any punch or kick, that way won't get hit.
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Connections

Followed by Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Surrender
Written by Lenny Macaluso
Vocals by Stan Bush
Produced by Eddie De Lena and David Malloy
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
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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