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Joseph Charlegrand
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Cain Parker
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Mary Parker
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Mitchum
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Cody Johnson (as Don Gibb)
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Ziegfield Von Trotta
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Phillipe (as Takis)
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Zale Kessler ...
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Bruno the Horrible (as Scott Schwartz)
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Brazilian Fighter (as Eric Betts)
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1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, he offers them his "Savate" (French kickboxing) skills. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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The True Story of the World's First Kickboxer

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Rated R for martial arts and western violence | See all certifications »
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KUNG FU'S EQUAL WITHOUT THE PHILOSOPHY
6 January 2004 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This martial arts movie was anything but ordinary. Instead of Asian martial arts, it's French martial arts. Meaning "French boxing", this movie didn't bore me a bit. "Kung Fu" was all about wisdom, "Savate" was more about honor. If you seen "The Quest" with Van Damme, you should be getting a kick out of "Savate". This fighter fought the honor of both countries: France and the U.S. Avenging the dead homesteader was very honorable, and keeping the promise of his comrade was also great. If the pole didn't stop the German, the bullet did! And this movie was definitely great for the martial arts buffs as well. If you're tired of Van Damme. 2.5 out of 5 stars 7 out of 10


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