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American Kickboxer (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Sport  |  1 March 1991 (South Africa)
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Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrett ...
BJ Quinn
Keith Vitali ...
Chad Hunter
Terry Norton ...
Carol
Brad Morris ...
Jacques Denard
Ted Le Plat ...
Willard
Mike Huff ...
Robert Bentley (as Michael Huff)
Len Sparrowhawk ...
Bob Wiser
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Howard
Evan J. Klisser ...
Jason
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Ken
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Prosecutor (as Paddy Lyster)
Larry Martin ...
Judge Rivers
Gary Chalmers ...
Attorney
Frank Notaro ...
Doctor
Tootsie Lombard ...
Nurse
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Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard? Written by Albert Valentin

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Rated R for language and kickboxing violence | See all certifications »
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Keith Vitali was hired as an actor, but became one of the fight choreographers when the executive producers expressed dissatisfaction with the fight content and asked Vitali to enliven it. See more »

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Followed by American Kickboxer 2 (1993) See more »

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a boot to the head would sound more appealing
28 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B.J. Quinn (martial artist John Barrett) has just gotten out of a one year stint in prison where he was sent after an accidental murder thanks to testimony by Jacques Denard (Brad Morris). Now he has to train for a martial arts contest against his arch-rival Denard, with a paltry $100,000 on the line put up by a shoe company. It's kind of hard to root for a guy who committed manslaughter at a party and remains unrepentant. It doesn't help that the acting is laughably inept in every possible way. Barret is a better kick-boxer than actor. He;s not that good at kick-boxing in this film either. Hoing into this film, you know it'll be horribly acted, but you still hope that it's hilarious it it's ineptness. It's not. It's boring, dull, and not worthy of anyone's time

My Grade: D-


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