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,
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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,
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Sean P. Donahue,
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 character played by Bruce Fontaine exclaims "Hey, he hit me!" after an opponent slashes him with a knife. The scene was originally written so that Fontaine would be punched, but when the knives were improvised, no one updated the dialogue or corrected Fontaine. 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 »
[whilst shoving an electric heater in the face of a bad guy]
Does that hurt, huh? *Good*!
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The makers of this film are certainly no strangers to films that are "Inspired" by mainstream others. The company's earlier effort "No retreat No Surrender" was meant to be a take on the Karate Kid and this film is no different. Let's just get this out of the way now.......it's a Kickboxer rip off! In fact it goes beyond rip off in places with some parts and locations being nearly identical to the Van Damme film, it really is shameless!
Fortunately, Seasonal films are no slouches when it comes to fight scenes and here's where you start to forgive them for being such blatant pilferers. The Fights are truly spectacular, choreographed with such precise flow, speed and with such immense power. This film is a direct descendant of No Retreat No Surrender which was the first film to use western actors set in America with an Oriental production team and like it's ancestor it really is quite something. Gone are the traditional, slow movements of the 70's Kung-Fu films which were so akin to Shaw Brothers films at the time and in their place there is rip roaring torrents of brutal martial arts action.
The acting is overall terrible, Billy Blanks is a great bad guy as Khan and it's always nice to see Keith Cooke but Loren Avedon is as hammy as ever but, that is half the charm of these films and that statement is meant fully as a compliment. It certainly has captured the feel of Van Dammes Kickboxer it doesn't match up to it in terms of polish or drama, but the fights more than make up for it!
Be like me, buy both and enjoy both!
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