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Release Date:
8 September 1989 (USA) See more »
An Ancient Sport Becomes A Deadly Game. [US Movie Poster] See more »
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Kurt Sloane
Dennis Alexio ... Eric Sloane
Dennis Chan ... Xian Chow

Michel Qissi ... Tong Po

Haskell V. Anderson III ... Winston Taylor

Rochelle Ashana ... 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
Louis Roth ... U.S. Reporter
Nickolas James ... U.S. Reporter
John Ladalski ... U.S. Referee
Mathew Cheung ... Surgeon
Ali Tang ... Nurse
Kalee Wan ... Nurse
Amanda Chan ... Nurse
Phoebe Chow ... Nurse
Yuk-Mui Yeung ... Nurse
Irene Choi ... Nurse
Wong Wing Shun ... Lo
Wai Cheung ... Doctor
Andy Lee ... Doctor
Yung Chi Chung ... Doctor
Joann Wong ... Tao Liu's Wife
Ming-Yang Li ... Old Man in Village
Africa Chu ... Messenger
Te-Lo Mai ... Freddy Li's Guard (as Robert Mak)
Wang Tak Keung ... Freddy Li's Guard
Kong Long ... Freddy Li's Guard
Lee Hung ... Freddy Li's Guard

Bruce Law ... Freddy Li's Guard
Leung Hoi Lun ... Freddy Li's Guard
Wah Cheung ... Freddy Li's Guard
Sing-Kwong Tsang ... Freddy Li's Guard
Ho Kai Yue ... Freddy Li's Guard
Zennie Reynolds ... U.S. Fighter
Montri Vongbutr ... Ancient Warrior #1
Amnart Komolthorn ... Ancient Warrior #2
Pairat Lavilard ... Gym Owner
Kanthima Vutti ... Eric's Girl
Ithikrai Maitriwong ... Thai Club Fighter
Yai Sae-Ear ... Thai Club Fighter
Saifar ... Thai Club Fighter
Tubin ... Thai Club Fighter
Payakdum ... Thai Club Fighter
Praiwan Jr. ... Thai Club Fighter
Pichitchai Shuamongkol ... Thai Club Fighter
Chanont Sri-Anont ... Thai Club Fighter
Ong Soo Han ... Tong Po Opponent
Priwan Sriharajmontri ... Fighter vs. Kurt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith E. Lane ... Press Photographer (uncredited)
Chia Yung Liu ... Freddy Li's Guard (uncredited)

Rob Narita ... Freddie LI (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark DiSalle 
David Worth 
Writing credits
Mark DiSalle (story)

Glenn A. Bruce (screenplay)

Jean-Claude Van Damme  story

Produced by
Mark DiSalle .... producer
Charles Wang .... associate producer: Far East
Original Music by
Paul Hertzog 
Cinematography by
Jon Kranhouse 
Film Editing by
Wayne Wahrman 
Casting by
Madalena Chan 
Teddy Chan 
Wong Siu Lung 
Production Design by
Shay Austin 
Art Direction by
Sita Yeung 
Makeup Department
Tommy Chan .... makeup artist
Earl Ellis .... makeup artist
Mable Fung .... makeup artist
Donny Ng .... hair stylist
Production Management
Judy Chan .... production manager
George Schortz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jackson Ip .... third assistant director
Neil MacDonald .... second assistant director
Ken Siu .... first assistant director
Charlie Sungkawess .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter Chu Chi Hung .... property master
Lee Kam Yan .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Kenneth R. Burton .... foley mixer
Desmond Cannon .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer
Lee Dragu .... sound effects editor
James Dean Fisher .... foley artist
Gibson Fung .... boom operator
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... re-recording mixer
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer
John Lawson .... stereo sound consultant
Mike Le Mare .... supervising sound editor
Frank A. Montaño .... re-recording mixer
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Grant Roberts .... sound mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Tuffy Lau .... special effects
John Cheung .... stunt coordinator
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Chan .... camera operator
Tsang Chun Fai .... gaffer
Peter Gum .... still photographer
Stanley Hung .... camera operator
Raymond Lam .... Steadicam operator
Johnny Tsang .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ella Yu .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
James A. Brewer .... assistant editor
Kaye Coats .... negative cutter
Mato .... color timer
Arthur 'Art' Citron .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Micky Kwong .... location manager
Music Department
David Chackler .... music supervisor
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor
Transportation Department
Simon Ha .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Teresita S. Crisostomo .... script supervisor
Jack W. Haddox .... production executive
Jacqueline Ho .... production coordinator
Nonette Tsang .... script supervisor
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... fight scenes choreographer (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... fight scenes director (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
Rik Walters .... production assistant (uncredited)

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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | Australia:M (cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #29688) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

The Directors David Worth & Mark DiSalle both appear early in the film as The Ring Announcer & The U.S Reporter #2See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Kurt's brother is being rescued, his hands are tied behind his back and tries to fight off the attackers. Again, although being paralyzed, he manages to step with his left leg twice while sitting in the chair before the scene is over.See more »
Xian Chow:[after learning the Kurt beat some of Freddy Li's money collectors] He did that!
Mylee:Yes, can you believe it!
Xian Chow:Good for him.
Mylee:Good! My store was a mess! I worked for days cleaning it up.
Xian Chow:Yes, but Freddie Lee's goons are also a mess. That's something I want to do along time ago, but if I do then put you in danger. American can get away with it! So its good!
Mylee:But, what if he doesn't get away with it?
Xian Chow:He will learn my way.
[Kurt arrives back from running]
Xian Chow:You're late for dinner...
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33 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
pretty good movie, 30 December 2004
Author: joliet-jake from chicago illinois

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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