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American Shaolin (1991)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Madigan ...
Drew Carson
Trent Bushey ...
Trevor Gottitall
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Gao
Billy Chang ...
Li
Cliff Lenderman ...
D.S.
Henry O ...
San De (as Zhang Zhi Yen)
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Master Kwan
Alice Zhang Hung ...
Ashena
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Maria
D.D. Delaney ...
Bob
Sifu Jai ...
Dr. Pfeelgut
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Announcer
Toki Hill ...
Coach #1
Alan Pottinger ...
Young Adult
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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 learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into "Karate Kid" territory where the novice humiliates himself at every turn, is tolerated as a foreigner, and still comes out a champion. The monastery teaches non-violence, but everyone knows that sooner or later the student will catch up with the bad guy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II  »

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Trivia

When commuting between filming locations in China, the actors were referred as "Meigwo Shaolin" by Chinese onlookers - literally, "American Shaolin." See more »

Goofs

During the first fight between Drew and Trevor, the crowd outside of the ring clearly disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Connections

Follows No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime Blues
Music and Lyrics by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
Lead vocals: Stephen Hogg
Backing voice: Jim Knettle
Produced and Arranged by Richard Yuen
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Truly Amazing!!
21 April 2004 | by (glasgow,scotland) – See all my reviews

American Shaolin is undoubtibly one of the best film ever made. It is a brilliant concoction of humour, action and excitement. I was mezmerised whilst watching it, at its greatness and anticipated eagerly for the outcome of events. It is an utter masterpiece in movie making and hasn't got the credit it deserves. It is an excellently made film and is exciting all the way through. I watch it at least once everyday, sometimes twice. Thats how brilliant it is. Well done Lucas Lowe for creating such a magnificent piece of work!! "the tiger grasps the pearls."


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