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Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992)

R | | Action | 3 January 1992 (USA)
Jimmy Boland is a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Boland (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Gregory McKinney ...
Rick Dean ...
John Cardone ...
Stan Longinidis ...
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Tony D (as Tony Di Benedetto)
J.W. Smith ...
Sporty Black
Laura Stockman ...
Kevin Davis ...
Stewart (as Kevin N. Davis)
Champ (as Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham)


Jimmy Boland is a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.

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Rated R for violence, language and sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Forced to Fight  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,154, 5 January 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,154, 5 January 1992
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This film was not originally intended to be part of the Bloodfist franchise. Concorde Pictures made it under the title Forced to Fight (it was even advertised with this title in trailers) but the title was changed to Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight before release to capitalize on Don 'The Dragon' Wilson's success with the first two Bloodfist films. The end credits also still portray the title Forced to Fight. This explains why star Don 'The Dragon' Wilson plays Jimmy Boland, a different character than the Jake Raye character he played Bloodfist I and II. See more »


Wheelhead: I got leadership qualities and I look like a towel head.
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Crazy Credits

The first three people listed in the opening credits (Don Wilson, Stan Longinidis, Peter Cunnngham) are karate champions, and below them are the titles they hold, as done with the previous two entries of the series. See more »


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Written by Michael M. Elliott and Michael Rennex
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Don Wilson's best one in the Bloodfist series an adrenaline prison style action classic!
12 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Disclaimer: If you are a viewer that mainly prefers art-house-type movies, then you might as well ignore this review. In addition, if you're not able to take a Don Wilson's best one in Bloodfist series an adrenaline prison style classic action sequel flick , ignore this review, as well. We'll both be better off.

Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992) in my opinion is the best one in the series and honestly my favorite film in the Bloodfist series. It is entertaining an adrenaline, prison style action flick from the 90's. I know I wrote years ago about Bloodfist review and saying it is my favorite film, which I watch it more times, than I have watched this one. I love prison movies my all time favorite prison movie is Death Warrant (1990) with Van Damme which he made that movie 2 years earlier before Don "The Dragon" Wilson made this movie. Honestly I would say this one in the series for me, is the best one and it is completely different film from all the rest seven movies that Don Wilson made. I have enjoyed the action, the fighting sequences and mostly I have enjoyed a real portraying of a human drama in this film. The acting from Don Wilson and the rest of the actors is convincing and the fighting scenes are very realistic.

Plot: Jimmy Boland is a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.

I grew up watching Don "The Dragon" Wilson's movies and a lot of his movies are crap. Not that he was the worst actor, but he was never wounded like Steven Seagal and he was never bloody, or even trying to put a hard fight, everything was acted nonsense which it was stupid. I always hate that Wilson has to get a girl on the end of his action movies (not counting Bloodfist sequels except VII , he always has to make sex scenes. I never believed that Don Wilson is a sold out for making such a awful cheap horrible movies. Bloodfist and Bloodfist IV: Die Trying were the only movies that I have saw on a TV as a kid. I never saw other movies until on TV arrived Bloodfist VI and VII. Anyway watching this movie again for the second time I have watched 5. years ago on DVD , I was really surprised by the acting, by the action drama in prison and how good it turned out to be. Don Wilson really surprised me, the first Bloodfist movie was a rip off of Van Damme's Bloodsport (1988) this movie it wasn't and Wilson even had a sex scene in the first movie, which I hated that. In this movie nether once he had a girl, or sex, which he did not had one neither sex scenes at all and I love that. I know I wrote on Death Warrant my review that this movie ripped off the idea from Death warrant I was wrong.

This movie is way different from Death Warrant is not even a close similar, this film shows the real life in prison, how is the life behind the bars. A lot of fans are watching Bloodfist series for the fight scenes and action, but this movie is better for me than all of them. I don't agree with IMDb scoring 4.9 this movie deserves at least 6 rating not 4.9. The other actors like are Richard Roundtree as Stark, Gregory McKinney as Blue and Rick Dean as Wheelhead did all a wonderful job playing their characters. I have enjoyed all of them together and again the portraying a human drama in this movie is very realistic and the fight scenes, especially on the end with Wilson fighting Gregory McKinney and Rick Dean while throwing the gas in their faces is very realistic. This is the first time I have ever saw Don Wilson bleeding out and that he got hits and beatings in a kick boxing fight.

Don Wilson also plays a different character a prisoner Jimmy Boland in the first two movies he played Jake Raye, in this movie he play's completely different character and well done. I love Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight to death it is my favorite film in the Bloodfist series. Upon re watching this recently I'm pretty sure this is the best movie in the series; it has a genuinely interesting plot and it's also the most gritty and hardcore of the series. A young boy even gets raped in prison during the opening scene which pretty much sets the tone for this movie. This has a very different tone from the "fun" martial arts flicks that were the first two Bloodfist movies whereas this is more serious and frankly disturbing.

Overral: Bloodfist III: Forced To Fight is my favorite film in the series and I love it to death. This flick get's a perfect 10 score by me. It feels pretty authentic with the supporting cast all looking like genuine criminals, giving it an extra air of grittiness. This film is awesome.

Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (aka Forced to Fight, Forced to Fight: Bloodfist III) is a 1992 action/adventure film starring Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Richard Roundtree, and Gregory McKinney. It was directed by Oley Sassone and written by Allison Burnett. This was the final film in the series to be released theatrically, as the other five sequels went straight-to-video.

10/10 Grade: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval Studio: Concorde Films Starring: Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Richard Roundtree, Stan Longinidis, Gregory McKinney, Rick Dean, Richard Paul, Charles Boswell, John Cardone, Brad Blaisdell, Tony DiBenedetto, Andre Rosey Brown, J.W. Smith, Laura Stockman, Kevin N. Davis, Pete "Sugarfoot" Cunningham, Bob Schott, Joe Garcia, Angelo Callahan, Jon Freedman, Max Hunter, J.C. Motes Director: Oley Sassone Producer: Roger Corman Screenplay: Allison Burnett, Charlie Mattera Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr. 28 Mins.

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