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Luke Powers
Howard Jackson ...
Daniels, Pep's Brother
Alvin Prouder ...
Black Ice
Gerry Blanck ...
Johnny Powers
Denise Buick ...
Tori
Marcus Aurelius ...
Pep
Raymond Storti ...
Albert Jawarski
Joe Charles ...
Ahmed
Manuel Luben ...
Manolo
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Low-Ball (as Michael White)
Jeff Damron ...
Bartender
Andrew Hertz ...
Gambler
Larry Ames ...
Detective
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Vietnamese Gang #1
Andrew Russin ...
Vietnamese Gang #2
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Luke Powers travels to L.A. to find that his brother has been murdered in a back alley martial arts tournament. Luke enters the tournament circuit to try to flush out his brother's killer. With the help of a trainer and former fighter, Lucke enters what he thinks will be a victorious battle. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Pep lectures Luke Powers reading from a pocket edition of the 6th century BC classic 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu. See more »

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During the pre-credits fight, the names of Daniels and Powers are the only ones written on the blackboard. Yet near the fight's end the board has about a dozen names on it. See more »

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An awesome low-budget movie that I'd never heard of!
26 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my new favorite eighties/nineties kickboxing movie. It's clearly a Corman knock-off of earlier brother avenges brother efforts, but it's head and shoulders above most of the crumby video fodder that was being fed to the hungry market at the time.

Jerry Trimble is good as the kickboxing hayseed who comes to LA to find his brother, but Marcus Aurelius steals the show as Pep, the Art of War spouting trainer who befriends Luke. Watching these two train, fight, and of course bond, was surprisingly effective, considering how badly written and acted most of these cheapy fight vehicles were at the time.

This flick is pure comic book fun as Luke and Pep fight their way up the ladder of villainous opponents to the championship-and the truth of Luke's brother's death. Beverly Grey (writer) and Rick Jacobson (director) set up each opponent, so each fight has special meaning. This movie really delivers on the awesome fights. It's non-stop, yet stylistic. Kudos to the editor (Lawrence Maddox) because this thing moves. Jacobson has real flair here, and the final fight, even if you saw it coming, is a blast.

If you know this genre, you'll recognize many of the much used locations from other Corman flicks. But somehow, they're grittier here. Probably made for WAY under a million, this is much better than any of the Don Wilson efforts made for more money. Show this to the kids at USC, because this film is a primer on how to get it done cheap. A gem.


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