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Pushed to the Limit (1992)

Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who ... See full summary »

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Mimi
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Harry Lee (as Henry Hayashi)
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Vern (as Verrel Lester Reed Jr.)
Barbara Braverman ...
Mom
Greg Ostrin ...
John Cordon / Johnny
Rick Shaw ...
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Ernie (as Phong Atwood)
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Christl Colven ...
Olga
Darryl Cotton ...
Priest
Terrance Curtis ...
Tony
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Mike
Pete Esposito ...
Man #1
Michael M. Foley ...
Nick (as Michael Foley)
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Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who care and love her. But things take a turn for the worst when Mimi's boyfriend Nick is wounded and her younger brother is shot to death for trying to stiff local druglord Harry Lee. Lee is the toughest and meanest criminal figure in all of Southern California and if you double-cross him, you won't live to see the sun set. Not only does Lee rule his own empire, he also runs the Kumite, a gladitorial fight ring where warriors battle to the death. Mimi knows the police can't touch Lee with a ten foot pole and so she enlists the aid of her martial arts friend Master Vern to teach her kickboxing and tai chi so she can prepare for combat. Vern doesn't think Mimi is ready for Kumite, as it is a place where only one warrior can be left standing and breathing and the one who loses dies. Against his own ... Written by Keno Reeves (spywatcher459)

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Not very satisfying
15 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Mimi Lesseos plays a wrestler (now that's an acting stretch!) who enters an illegal kickboxing tournament to get revenge on the man who organizes it - the man who is also responsible for the killing of her brother and the wounding of her boyfriend. Conceived perhaps as a female version of Van Damme's "Kickboxer", "Pushed to the Limit" fails to deliver. The dramatic parts are insufferably slow and stilted, and although Mimi is a talented fighter, particularly when she applies wrestling / grappling moves, her talents are often obscured by the editing or by the simple fact that the camera focuses on other things instead of the fighting. For a movie centered around a fighting tournament, there is a surprising lack of long, continuous fight scenes here. If you feel like you need to see every Mimi Lesseos film then go ahead, but if you just want to see one, try "Beyond Fear" instead. (*1/2)


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Could've used a hell of a whole lot more bouts!! magic8ball2112
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