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23 July 1992 (Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Reese Madigan ... Drew Carson
Trent Bushey ... Trevor Gottitall

Daniel Dae Kim ... Gao
Billy Chang ... Li
Cliff Lenderman ... D.S.
Henry O ... San De (as Zhang Zhi Yen)

Kim Chan ... Master Kwan
Alice Zhang Hung ... Ashena

Jean Louisa Kelly ... Maria
D.D. Delaney ... Bob
Sifu Jai ... Dr. Pfeelgut

Michael Depasquale Jr. ... Announcer
Tokey Hill ... Coach #1 (as Toki Hill)
Alan Pottinger ... Young Adult

Andrew Shue ... Competitor
Donna Rogers ... Computer Tech
Mark Swetland ... 'Bruce Lee'
Eric Kong ... Yaba
Philip Lau ... Yeye
Florence Ngai ... Headmistress Lo
George Lo ... Arhat
Albert Hui ... Senior Monk
Howard Wong ... Senior Monk
David Chan ... Fighting Monk
Joseph Chan ... Fighting Monk
Frederick Ko ... Wu
Ha-Lei Yip ... Stu (as Harry Yip)
Jeremy Yeung ... Grandfather
Ida Luk ... Girl Student
Edith Cheng ... Girl Student
Jane Wong ... Girl Student
Henry Chu ... Tough
Stephen So ... Tough
Raymond Cheung ... Disciple
John Hung ... Disciple
Lawrence Cho ... Disciple
Ming-yang Li ... Disciple
Aaron Ng ... Disciple
Norman Ko ... Disciple
Robert Hung ... Disciple
Roger Kar ... Disciple
Victor Kun ... Disciple
Wallace Chan ... Disciple
Willim Wong ... Disciple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcos Antonio Miranda ... Coach

Paul Mormando ... Fighter #1
Daniel Dac Nim ... Gao Yun
Gregory Marshall Smith ... The Facilitator
Mike ... Conroy (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucas Lowe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keith W. Strandberg 

Produced by
Keith W. Strandberg .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Yuen 
Cinematography by
Viking Chiu 
Luis Cubilles 
Film Editing by
Hung Poon  (as Allan Poon)
Production Management
Richard Strickland .... production manager
Sound Department
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Other crew
Corey Yuen .... martial arts choreographer
Tak Yuen .... martial arts choreographer

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Also Known As:
"American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II" - USA (poster title)
"Karate Tiger 5" - Europe (English title)
"King of the Kickboxers II" - USA (video box title)
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Germany:106 min
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Film debut of Daniel Dae Kim.See more »
Continuity: During the first fight between Drew and Trevor, the crowd outside of the ring clearly disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
D.S.:Do not cling to material things. From now on, your mind and your body, belong to me!See more »
Movie Connections:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Fast paced and exciting, 7 October 1999
Author: AlbertV79 from Florida

This was a great martial arts film. The action sequences are exciting and fast paced. The Shaolin training sequences was a highlight, especially when the new monks demonstrated with weapons. Reese Madigan was a bit annoying, but he still can prove he is a tough fighter on screen. I don't know how they did it, but they made non-martial artist Trent Bushy look great as the evil Trevor. A must-see for all fans of martial arts films.

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