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The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

R  |   |  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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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

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No Retreat, No Surrender 4  »

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The film slate which falls to the ground following Khan's defeat reads "The King Of The Kickboxers". See more »

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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

Prang: [Prang's training has taken its toll on Jake and he decides to call it quits, puzzling Prang] Why you stop?
Jake Donahue: [angrily] If this is your idea of training, you're crazy!
Prang: You want to be ready for Khan? Then keep going!
Jake Donahue: Forget about it! All this shit is doing is burning what little time I have left!
Prang: This is the way that I learned!
Jake Donahue: Yeah? And how far did that get you?
Prang: [insulted] WHAT?
Jake Donahue: [walks away a bit and then faces Prang again with frustration] YOU LOST! I CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE!
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Follows No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) See more »

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Ring Of Fire...
16 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loren Avedon stars as Jake Donahue, a kung fu cop who is sent by interpol to take down a group of snuff filmmakers and get revenge for his brother's death, who was also killed by the snuff film star. King Of The Kickboxers is a tough film to review, on a lot of levels it's utterly dreadful but the fights are so utterly spectacular that one tends to give the benefit of the doubt and enjoy the film as a great martial arts film. Loren Avedon has some great moves and thankfully never takes the movie too seriously, and despite his cocky bravado manages to come off as sort of likable. Billy Blanks is also a great villain, and both Richard Jaeckel and Don Stroud provide credibility to a silly plot. As it goes, King Of The Kickboxers works in the same way a cheap Bruce Li film works except the fights are on par with Jackie Chan's 80s work and here goes why I recommend the movie in spite of good taste. Then again, if we can't appreciate trash what can we enjoy?

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