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Death Match (1994)

A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Jacklin ...
John Larson
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Paul Landis
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Mark Vanik
Renee Allman ...
Danielle Richardson (as Renee Ammann)
Steven Vincent Leigh ...
Mr. Han (as Steven Leigh)
Bob Wyatt ...
Big Man
Nicholas Hill ...
Nick Wallace (as Nick Hill)
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Jimmie Fratello
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Vinnie Fratello
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Himself
Michele Krasnoo ...
Tommy (as Michelle 'Mouse' Krasnoo)
Eric Lee ...
Hotel Clerk
Carlos Palomino ...
Dock Foreman
Tony Halme ...
Han's #1 Bodyguard (as Tony 'The Viking' Halme)
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Landis' Bodyguard
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A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

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When Danielle slips into the shower (to be with John) you can see she's still wearing her panties. See more »

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No music by Giacomo Puccini was used in connection with this picture. See more »

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Mambo Guaguanco
Performed by Rene Touzet and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra
Written by Isabel Touzet
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Splendid B-Movie Kicker!
10 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a decent effort for a B-Movie Martial Arts actioner. Ian Jacklin, a former North American cruiser weight Kickboxing champion, is the lead and acquits himself well in the action scenes. The muscular Matthias Hues gets a chance to add more to his Martial Arts bad guy persona in this film than in all of his many others and if you are a fan of The Teutonic Titan, rent this movie now!

Renee Griffin is also noteworthy as the romantic interest in this film. She starts off with attitude but soon warms up to the hero and they make "The beast with two backs" in a very stylish fashion.

The fight scenes are good in the American tradition (NO Hong Kong acrobatics here!) with added realism from having Benny "The Jet" Urquidez playing himself as John Larson's (Jacklin) trainer.

All in all this film seems to have more sub plots than most in its genre so you get MORE of a story.


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