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Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R  |   |  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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The Ultimate Rematch. The Bloodiest Battle. The Final Revenge. See more »

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Action | Sport | Thriller

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14 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Tong Po (Michel Qissi) hurt himself throwing Gene LaBell out of the ring causing the local fire department to roll to the set, even though Michel was fine within an hour without the medical attention. See more »

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During the flashback when Sangha tells his goon what happened to Kurt Sloan after Tong Po battled him, a water machine is visible at the top of the screen spraying out a rain-like effect. 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 Lightning Lou Lescano has withdrawn from the fight.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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Followed by Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992) See more »

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My Brother's Eyes
Performed by Eric Barnett
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No Van Damme, What's the point?
24 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

David Sloan (Sasha Mitchell) is Kurt's younger brother. He runs a gym in LA teaching kids kickboxing. Justin Maciah (Peter Boyle) runs United Kickboxer Association and wants him to fight. David doesn't want to fight like his brothers but the gym is struggling. His best protégé Brian wants to fight and even David has to fight to keep the gym open. After winning against the champ, David quits and bad-mouths UKA. They retaliate by burning down the gym and Xian Chow (Dennis Chan) returns to help David recover from the burns and the lost. Sangha (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) has a plan to bring Tong Po to fight David. Tong Po had shot dead Kurt and thereby losing the opportunity to regain the country's honor in the ring.

What's the point if Jean-Claude Van Damme isn't in it? Sasha has just a fraction of Van Damme's charisma. It is simply a waste of time. It also lacks the exotic locations of the original and the fights are poorly shot. Besides all that, the story takes forever to get going. The crux of the drama is the return of Tong Po. That's the villain fans want to see. If Tong Po killed Kurt, I think that's enough reason for David to seek revenge. All the other stuff at the beginning is unnecessary. In fact, they should have Tong Po right at the start.


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