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Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992)

David Sloan travels to Rio for a kick-box exhibition. There he saves two youngsters and stops a white slaver.

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Dennis Chan ...
Richard Comar ...
Lane
Noah Verduzco ...
Marcos
Alethea Miranda ...
Isabella
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Sergeant
Ricardo Petráglia ...
Alberto
Gracindo Júnior ...
Pete
Miguel Oniga ...
Marcelo (as Miguel Orniga)
Lolô Souza Pinto ...
Margarida (as Leonor Gottlieb)
Renato Coutinho ...
Branco
Kate Lyra ...
Branco's Wife
Ian Jacklin ...
Martine
Manitou Felipe ...
Machado (as Manitu Felipe)
Shuko Ron ...
Reinaldo
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Together with his trainer Xian, Kickbox champion David Sloan arrives in Rio de Janeiro for a show fight. Soon he's confronted with the darker sides of the city, when pocket picker Costa tries to steal his camera. He takes him and his beautiful sister Isabella under his wings and to his fight. There Isabella gains the attention of a ruthless white-slave agent, who happens to be his opponent Martin's manager. Not long until David needs to use his fighting skill also outside the ring. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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27 May 1994 (UK)  »

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Filmed back-to-back with Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991) See more »

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Sloan's pants change from blue to white after he is captured attacking Lane's house. See more »

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Martine: It's you I want, you. Next week you'll die.
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Followed by Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994) See more »

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In fairness, this is a decent enough action flick
17 April 2013 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Maybe it's because I don't have too much expectation when I approach the 'Kickboxer' series but I have to say that I find all of these movies enjoyable, all things considered. This third instalment is set in Rio which does add a dash of exotic flavour to proceedings. In it, our Kickboxing champion, David Sloan, arrives in Brazil for a competition but soon becomes involved with rescuing a girl from a sex slave racket.

Apart from the South American setting, what sets this one apart from the other previous entries in the series is that we now have the kickboxer going around shooting people. The introduction of guns into the mix gives this instalment more of a standard action-thriller feel. There are a few fights but the martial arts side of the story is definitely more marginalised in this one. Sasha Mitchell does have a dopey and personable charm in the lead role; while everyone else does what's expected of them. It moves at a fast pace, it doesn't have any surprises but its good straightforward fun.


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