24 user 11 critic

The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.



(screenplay), (original story) (as Ng See Yuen) | 1 more credit »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Loren Avedon, Max Thayer, Cynthia Rothrock
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two feuding brothers (one a policeman, the other a martial arts expert) of different political views, join forces to avenge the death of their father, a retired agent, killed by the mafia.

Director: Lucas Lowe
Stars: Loren Avedon, Keith Vitali, Joseph Campanella
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Lowe
Stars: Trent Bushey, Kim Chan, Reese Madigan
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage drug lord who's also an old nemesis.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa, Brad Thornton
TC 2000 (1993)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive.... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott
Stars: Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung, Jalal Merhi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Colosseum is the fighting arena owned by the champion Bracus. Now after the death of their friend, Rhee and Roberts want revenge.

Director: Robert Radler
Stars: Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee, Chris Penn
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Peter Boyle, Dennis Chan
Action | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

David Sloan travels to Rio for a kick-box exhibition. There he saves two youngsters and stops a white slaver.

Director: Rick King
Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Dennis Chan, Richard Comar
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Rhee
Stars: Phillip Rhee, Ernie Hudson, Tobin Bell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Alan
Stars: Bolo Yeung, Maryam d'Abo, William Zabka
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

Director: Robert Radler
Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland


Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain O'Day
William Long Jr. ...
Big Boss (as William Long)
David Michael Sterling ...
Mr. McKinney
Ong Soo Han ...
Thasi (as Ong)
Drug Dealer
Bruce Fontaine ...
Dan Handel (as Bruce Richard Fontaine)
Patrick Shuck ...
Young Jake
John Kay ...
Mr. Director
Sean Donahue
Dean Harrington ...


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Action | Crime | Sport


R | See all certifications »





Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No Retreat, No Surrender 4  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Despite playing lovers in the film, Loren Avedon and Sherrie Rose did not get along behind the scenes, with Avedon claiming Rose bad-mouthed him after he told her to shut up whilst filming in the jungle. See more »


At the end of the snuff movie shoot in the garage the actor being hoisted up on the meat hook changes from the bearded, brown haired actor to a dark haired clean shaven Chinese stuntman. See more »


Thasi: You're no ordinary fighter.
Jake Donahue: Thanks... I'll add you to my personal fan club.
Thasi: It's not meant to be a compliment.
See more »


References No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Most Terrifying Villian in Movie History spiney-4
the part where Jake watches the Tapes of illegal Movies kommonvillain
Billy Blanks split kick? laparka1985
Hard to believe this movie was made in 1991 jay_moon
The splits cosmicsunburn
Discuss The King of the Kickboxers (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: