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Ring of Steel (1994)

R | | Action, Drama | 30 March 1994 (USA)
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A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of ... See full summary »





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Man in Black
Robert Chapin ...
Alex Freyer
Elena Carter
Lt. Taylor
Detective Smith
Axel Muench ...
Hans (as Alex Munch)
Gene LeBell ...
MiB Bodyguard
Travis McKenna ...
David Speaker ...
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A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of muggers. He soon finds himself caught up in the world of underground illegal swordfights, where combatants fight to the death. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong martial arts violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arena de Aço  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was briefly considered for expansion into a TV show. See more »


In the first fights without swords, a guy dodges an attack by back-flipping and landing on his belly. After this he gets up and does a double front kick, Again he falls, this time on his back. During both falls a crash mat can be seen. See more »


References The Court Jester (1955) See more »


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Performed by Intermix
Written by Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber
Published by Roadcrew Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Third Mind Records/Roadrunner Records
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The best displays of swordsmanship I've ever seen, hands-down!
10 August 1999 | by (Abilene, Texas) – See all my reviews

Where can I start? The plot of this movie is fairly standard stuff, lots of testosterone, sexual tension, and rippling muscles. But, when you take the time to look deeper, you'll see that this film is more about skill with a live blade than it is about acting. I personally counted at LEAST 6 distinct and different styles of swordsmanship, and they were portrayed almost flawlessly. In a modern world where any movie with swordplay is simply artless hacking away, this is indeed a breath of fresh air. If you liked "Highlander", (the original, not the pathetic sequels, or the appalling series), you should LOVE this one. Give it a try!

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