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Stevie Olivares (as Frank Reeves)
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Glenn T. Rabago ...
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Nick, former world champion in kick boxing, discovers Danny, who just became light heavy-weight champion of Ohio. Danny is very ambitious to become world champion, so Nick offers to train him. After a tense training they set out to the the kick-boxing world championships in Las Vegas, where Danny will meet the brutal champion Joe, who once dethroned Nick. The awakened memories of their confrontation and his defeat prey on Nick's mind, he becomes an alcoholic and looses not only his girlfriend Maggie. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The film's working title was "The Flying Dutchman." See more »

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Girl in Bar: Don't worry about it. It happens to everybody.
Nick Taylor: It's never happened to me before.
Girl in Bar: Yeah, right.
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Renegade Rocky
6 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very entertaining martial arts film, starring Lorenzo Lamas as a washed up fighter. The cast includes Kathleen Kinmont (Lamas' wife at the time) as his girlfriend and a very young Michael Worth as Lama's protégé, a skilled fighter heading to Las Vegas for the World Kickboxing championship. The filmmakers waste no time in setting the tone, B film nonsense, by opening the film with bikini clad models covered in oil entertaining bar patrons. This film is notable for the entertaining storyline (seen a hundred times before, but always fun), the nice fight scenes, and the very good performances (as far as B films go). Jeff Langton as the evil kickboxing character Jake is the type of villain that makes these films so much fun.

Both Lamas and Worth headed up their own MA films, but there are a few faces in Final Impact that did as well, starring as ring fighters are Gary Daniels and Art Camacho (who would go on to direct many MA films himself). And Mimi Lesseos, who was the lead in several MA films, has a small role as Jake's girlfriend. Joseph Merhi (himself an MA star) co-directs here, with Richard Pepin serving as cinematographer. Both men went on to form the now famous (and defunct) PM Entertainment.


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