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 »
After 3 DEA agents are killed by Mr. Li, martial arts champion Tyler Wilson is sent on assignment to Toronto and teams up with Michael Reeds. Wilson and Reeds enter a martial arts ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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 »
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 »
Sean and Billie are undercover cops and martial arts masters. Investigating the death of a cop, they uncover a deadly ring of murder and corruption at a glitzy nightclub where the rich are ... See full summary »
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?
James Earl Jones,
Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »
Terence H. Winkless
Don 'The Dragon' Wilson,
Joe Mari Avellana,
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>
The costumes worn by Loren Avedon and Billy Blanks during the climatic fight in the cage have meaning: the traditional robe and mask worn by Avedon represents the higher Hindu deity Hanuman, whose accomplishments include vanquishing the demon lord Ravana, whose costume was worn by Blanks. See more »
Some of the movies Jake watches in New York (featuring Khan wearing a bib) aren't shot until later in the movie (the garage fight scene). See more »
[Prang's training has taken its toll on Jake and he decides to call it quits, puzzling Prang]
Why you stop?
If this is your idea of training, you're crazy!
You want to be ready for Khan? Then keep going!
Forget about it! All this shit is doing is burning what little time I have left!
This is the way that I learned!
Yeah? And how far did that get you?
[walks away a bit and then faces Prang again with frustration]
YOU LOST! I CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE!
[...] See more »
For a period of a couple of years, Loren Avedon appeared in several great martial arts movies with well choreographed, really fun and enjoyable martial arts action. King of the Kickboxers is another great movie and quite similar to the No Retreat, No Surrender movies which were all fun. It's entertainment from beginning to end, superb fighting is what this is about. Don't look for acting, story or things like that, because there aren't any. The appearance of Billy Blanks adds something extra to this film. He's a bad guy in this, and IMHO he suits that better than being a good guy. I think it's because he lacks that special 'good guy charisma', but as a villain he's great.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?