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Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

 -  Action | Sport | Thriller  -  14 June 1991 (USA)
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This movie is suppose to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is ... See full summary »

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This movie is suppose to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is the brother Van Damme's Kurt Sloan. He runs a Karate gym. Now Mr. Sangha, the Thai government official who handles Tong Po, the brutal kickboxer whom Van Damme in the previous movie, wishes that Tong Po would have another shot at Kurt Sloan, so he could vindicate himself but Tong Po in a fit of rage shot and killed him thus depriving him of an opportunity to face him again. But when they hear of David, they decide that he will be the one whom Tong Po will face to regain his honor. But when David is injured, Xian David's teacher is brought over to help him with his recovery. And when he recovers, they set David up to fight Tong Po; who will survive? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Despite playing the villainous Thai trio of the movie none of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michel Qissi or Vincent Klyn are from Thailand. Infact only Tagawa is Asian. See more »

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When David delivers repeated kicks to Sanga (Tong-Po's manager), Sanga's face is covered in blood during the face-kick, but the blood has disappeared in the next frame during the groin kick, and then re-appears during the next kick. See more »

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Ring Announcer: We apologize for the delay. But there has been a change. Lightning Lou Lescano has withdrawn from the fight. Fighting in his place, from Thailand, the fighter name is Tong Po, ladies and gentlemen. Tong Po!
Judge: Aw, Christ!
[Goes to Maciah]
Judge: What the hell is going on here, Maciah? That fighter isn't licensed in this state.
[Sanga's Goon grabs the judge]
Judge: Hey, let me go! Get your hands off me!
Justin Maciah: [Goes to Brian's corner] Brian! Hey, you don't have to fight him.
Brian Wagner: It's no problem. I'll kill him.
Xian Chow: [to David] Your ...
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Kickboxing sequel does have it's moments of kickarse
18 February 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

It's good to see a fresh new star take the lead in a sequel to one of the films, that put Van Damne on the map of blockbuster action stars. We do better here, with a new unknown, Mitchell, who of course can act better, than the robotic Van Damme. With quite a backdrop of story, since it's predecessor, Mitchell interestingly enough stars as David Sloan, brother to Kurt Sloan (Van Damne from the first one). See we have the same unbeatable badass who did in Van Damne, so the bar is set remarkably high, it's scary, for David to overthrow this long haired, ugly looking oaf, who took his brother's life. Sweat and blood merge, in some quite violent bits, it takes it's time, getting to. We have some corrupt outside forces here too (the right actors in the roles) responsible for torching David's gym, and taking a little boy with it, where the grand fight of vengeance, literally, becomes one to the death, in and outside the ring. Hear is another Rocky, beat the unbeatable, film, where this one is quite fun, due to the interaction of Mitchell and the little punk kid, or just Mitchell. Too, we have the great Dennis Chan who just grows on you, someone too good for these kind of films, as is the great character actor, John Diehl as Sloan's manager in a likable performance. The older teen girl who trains with David and lives at the gym, is something of interest too. This boxing gym is sort of a refuge, for tough "living on the street" kids. This sequel quietly delivers, but does have it's tame and flat spells with a lead who really didn't grow out of obscurity.


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