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The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

 -  Action | Crime | Sport  -  9 August 1991 (USA)
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A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.

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Cast

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Captain O'Day
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Anderson
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Khan
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Molly
William Long Jr. ...
Big Boss (as William Long)
David Michael Sterling ...
Mr. McKinney
Keith Cooke ...
Ong Soo Han ...
Thasi (as Ong)
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Drug Dealer
Bruce Fontaine ...
Dan Handel (as Bruce Richard Fontaine)
Patrick Shuck ...
Young Jake
John Kay ...
Mr. Director
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Sean Donahue
Dean Harrington ...
Radioman
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Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve his fighting skills; he asks Phang, the only person in the whole world who ever had Khan down on his back, to train him until he is a match for him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In the Ring of Death, only one man can become king!

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Action | Crime | Sport

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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No Retreat, No Surrender 4  »

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Trivia

When Loren's character is watching the video and changes his mind about going to Thailand, he does a "Sly Stallone" type yell. Loren was told by the director to do this and he did it approximately 4 or 5 times. Loren hated it, he wanted to throw the video into the fire instead - then call the captain and have a moment after the phone call to fall apart knocking over some furniture. But the film makers had their minds set on the funny sounding scream and put that in the movie instead. See more »

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When Prang's dead body is thrown into the water by Khan near the end of the movie, you can see pieces of cotton wool stuck up his nose to prevent the water from entering. See more »

Quotes

Jake Donahue: Touch me in the night and I'll kill you.
Prang: The monkey loves that kind of talk.
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Follows No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) See more »

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Pretty good martial arts movie
7 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another Loren Avedon movie in the same vein as the No Retreat No Surrender series.

Jake (Loren Avedon) is a narcotics officer working in New york. He's a loose cannon, but a good officer who's expert in martial arts. He gets recruited by the Interpol to go undercover in Thailand. In Thailand he's supposed to infiltrate a gang who sidelines making kung fu videos. Caviat is the kill they show on the video is not fake. The star of the video Khan (Billy Blanks) has killed Jake's brother, so the investigation is turning into a grudge match for Jake. Jake shows off his talent at a kick boxing gym. One of the man at the kick boxing gym tells Jake a man named Prang (Keith Cook) can help him get prepared to fight Khan. Jakes seeks Prang out. He asks him to train him to be ready for a fight with Khan.

Surprisingly good movie that has good story, and good visual. Loren Avedon has really become a good actor over the years, and he carries the movie as the lead character.

One of the best movie starring Loren Avedon, is recommended for viewing.


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