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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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According to Keith W. Strandberg, the murderously anti-American Khan is, in fact, half-American. Khan's untold back-story includes a father who was an American serviceman and abandoned Khan and his Thai mother when Khan was young, sparking his feelings of hatred towards Americans. See more »

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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 »

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Jake Donahue: My methods get results!
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Follows No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) See more »

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Cheesy kung-fu fun from Hong Kong producer N.G.

The King of the Kickboxers (1991) was another U.S./Hong Kong co-production from N.G. and the other folks at Seasonal Films. Like most of N.G.'s productions, the kung-fu films that usual come from Seasonal are cheesy with a heavy dose of high energy fighting. That's what I like about his films. He doesn't even try to be serious or make an attempt to elevate the source material. This film is no exception.

An arrogant fighter is given an assignment to find out who's making "real" kung-fu movies in Thailand (like Mexico where life is cheap). He's also intrigued by the mission because of what happened to him the last time he visited Bangkok. Whilst in Bangkok he learns about the presence of a vicious Kickboxer (Billy Blanks). Not only does he get a free trip to Thailand but he can settle an old score.

Filled with many references to Kickboxer and parodies of other Seasonal Films productions. King of the Kickboxers is a very entertaining film. The film-makers and the actors seem to be having a whole lot of fun making this one. So sit back and relax. When watching this video gem remember "It's only a movie!"

Highly recommended!

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