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American Kickboxer (1991)

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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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 Holligan
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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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American Kickboxer 2 (1993) is not the sequel to this film. The real sequel is simply titled To the Death (1992). See more »

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Performed by Neill Solomon
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Easily forgotten
22 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I wouldn't say that this movie is bad as such, but it's certainly a quite forgettable entry into the vast amount of 80's or 90's martial arts movies. I wonder if they tried to cash in on the popularity of the more well-known Kickboxer franchise. With totally unknown actors who are certainly not among the best, fight scenes which was nothing special and nothing especially interesting in any way, you just don't get there. I guess the total result is OK and acceptable, but when there are so many other movies just like this it's really no reason to watch this at all. Try Kickboxer with van Damme, and even the sequel Kickboxer 2 before even thinking about this one.


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