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American Shaolin (1991)

PG-13 | | Action | 23 July 1992 (Germany)
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 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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Tokey Hill ...
Coach #1 (as Toki Hill)
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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23 July 1992 (Germany)  »

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American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II  »

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The Shaolin temple featured in the film was actually comprised of several legitimate Chinese temples. Though the production had access to the genuine Shaolin temple of Henan province, the filmmakers decided that it was too small and unimpressive to be the sole filming location. One other location was the Buddhist Tian Tung temple of Zhe Zhiang province. 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 »

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Competitor: Hey Trevor, what's with the second suit?
Trevor Gottitall: The finals.
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Connections

References Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978) 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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Follows the same great path as it's predecessors
21 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

An unofficial follow-up to the No Retreat, No Surrender movies and King of the Kickboxers, this movie continues to entertain with the same amount of quality as the earlier movies. Being the first movie in this series without Loren Avedon, it still delivers on all levels. And by that I mean it delivers on the fighting. The action is great. The rest of the movie is just total goofiness of the highest order, and that's the way it should be. It's a really lighthearted movie where the focus is on the action and the fact that you just don't take it seriously at all. Sit back, enjoy this movie for what it's worth and have a great time.


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