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American Shaolin (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Jason Bateman turned down the part of Drew because he did not want to shave his head. See more »

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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 3: Blood Brothers (1990) 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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Daft as a brush
5 June 2001 | by (Leeds) – See all my reviews

Some 'Gee whizz' kid goes to China to learn Shaolin Kung Fu after getting knacked and humiliated in a martial arts tournament. They teach him Kung Fu, he teaches them to rock n' roll with broomsticks. God bless America!


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