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To the Death (1992)

A retired Kickboxing champ is forced to fight back to avenge his girlfriend's murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrett ...
Rick Quinn
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Denard
Robert Whitehead ...
Dominique Le Braque
Michelle Bestbier ...
Angelica Le Braque
Greg Latter ...
Roger
Norman Anstey ...
Tony
Ted Le Plat ...
Willard
Claudia Udy ...
Carol Quinn (as Claudia Udy-Harris)
Nick Lorentz ...
Compere
Dan Robbertse ...
Barman
Charles Comyn ...
Bob
Ernest Mbanzi ...
Bouncer
Warrick Grier ...
Cop
Martin Le Maitre ...
Doctor
Neville Thomas ...
Englishman
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Storyline

Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a drunken bar brawl; a rich man named Le Braque bails him out and asks him to fight for him. Written by Thomas <Bauduret@club-internet.fr>

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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24 July 1992 (South Africa)  »

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Film debut of David S. Lee, credited as David Lee. See more »

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Followed by American Kickboxer 2 (1993) See more »

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A Big Disapointment

This film was really poorly done. Now, movies like "To the Death" have a charm, and that is that they are not your typical Hollywoodesque martial arts films. However, there is a limit, and this film had almost nothing going for it. The good news is that Michel Qissi has a role, and is a pretty good on camera fighter. I hope he makes some more movies (Kickboxer is one of my all time favourites). The rest was done poorly. The love interest was not as pretty as one might expect, and the evil fighters in the underground really didn't look so tough. A referee? Give me a break. And what's with the way the "losers" of the bouts meet their doom? The gun thing is a cop out, what ever happened to the "you kill your opponent with your own hands idea"? I wasn't moved at all, the choreography was done by Qissi,he was good, but everyone else was mediocre. I don't just want to see wild punches and ordinary run of the mill kicks, although they may be perfectly executed. I want aesthetically pleasing moves that are well thought out. In short, this film just doesn't cut it.


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