Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may ... See full summary »
Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »
Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an ... See full summary »
The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for ... See full summary »
Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of ... See full summary »
China O'Brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is ... See full summary »
Rothrock stars as Cindy, an American FBI agent who travels to Hong Kong to arrest a criminal newspaper editor, Ronny Dak (filmmaker Ronny Yu) who prints counterfeit money using the ... See full summary »
The cops Tarek Richards (Jalal Merhi) and Linda Masterson (Cynthia Rothrock) in New York on investigating mysterious murders of martial arts masters, whose bodies have wounds similar to ... See full summary »
Co action-director Ma Chin Ku has two roles in the film. He plays one of the kidnappers who attempts to kill Scott in his hotel room. The second is the Chinese fighter who engages in Yuri's first fight of the film. See more »
Obvious stunt doubles when Loren Avedon and Max Thayer climb up the waterfall. See more »
[after handing Scott his blade]
You just made the endangered species list.
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Good action film benefits from Corey Yuen's involvement
Thanks to Corey Yuen's direction, the fight and stunt choreography in "No Reatreat, No Surrender 2" are clearly superior to those in most American low-budget action movies. Yuen knows how to shoot action, and how to take the best from each of his stars. Loren Avedon looks a little goofy at first, but when he gets into action mode you know he means business! Thayer has a solid presence as his partner. Cynthia Rothrock looks cute, is even allowed to show a comic flair, and her fighting is at its sharpest here. And Matthias Hues is a great, overpowering villain. The only downsides to the film are a somewhat meandering plot, and maybe a tendency towards overlength. (**1/2)
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