Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  17 May 1995 (Philippines)
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A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Jack Banning
Margo Preston
Donnie Hansen
Peter Simmons ...
Owen Tucker
Karen Banning (as Cristina Anzu Lawson)
Georgia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Justin Brentley ...
Luther Phelps Jr.
Andra R. Ward ...
Rev. Luther Phelps Sr.
Barbara Boyd ...
Isabel Jackson
Justin Banning
Bo (as Cole McKay)
Steve Hulin ...
Jack C. Thomas ...
Mr. Morgan


A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.

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Rated R for shootings and martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Barry Gray originally wrote the script as its own original action picture entitled "No Turning Back," whose lead was a black marine returning home from the Persian Gulf. But when Phillip Rhee got a hold of the script, he liked it so much that not only did he produce it, he wanted it to become a new entry in the Best of the Best (1989) series. So he asked Deborah Scott to rewrite it with Tommy Lee as the main character. See more »


According to Best of the Best and _Best of the Best II (1993)_, Tommy only had a brother. Tommy's brother was killed during a match when Tommy was only a boy, making Tommy an only child, but in this film he suddenly has a sister. See more »


Followed by Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998) See more »

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Worth seeing for the martial arts
12 August 1999 | by (Fairfax, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee (Phillip Rhee), comes into town to visit his sister Karen, right after the mysterious disappearance of a black reverend. His chinese-american sister is married to a white sheriff, one of the few lawmen in this small southern town. As it turns out, a super-rascist skinhead cult is taking control of the town. It was a little ridiculous, as they had a huge compound with plenty of C-4 explosives and grenade launchers which would surely attract the attention of the FBI and ATF. The sheriff and Tommy Lee take the law into their own hands, and it is up to one martial arts superhero to save the day.

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