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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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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jake Donahue: [whilst shoving an electric heater in the face of a bad guy] Does that hurt, huh? *Good*!
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Follows No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) See more »

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**** Yeah!
21 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

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.


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