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Mortal Kombat (1995)

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

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Based on the popular video game of the same name "Mortal Kombat" tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory... Written by CyberRax

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts action and some violence | See all certifications »

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18 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,360,285 (USA)
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Trivia

Gregory McKinney replaced Steve James as Jax who died a year before production on the film began. 'Gregory McKinney later died in 1998. Both actors died at the age of 41. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene between Scorpion and Johnny Cage in the plantation, Scorpion releases the creature from under his arm; but when he calls it back, it can be seen that the source is his palm (this happens twice in that scene). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chan: No! Please!
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Crazy Credits

After all of the credits have rolled, you hear Emperor Shao Khan, from the games, say "Excellent! *maniacal laugh*!!! Flawless victory!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Trampoline Ninjas (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist The Knife (Slowly)
Written by Mitch Harris and Shane Embury
Performed by Napalm Death
Courtesy of Earache/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Liu Kang and the warriors of Earth must protect their realm from the armies of Outerworld in a competition known as MORTAL KOMBAT.
14 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nine viewings of Mortal Kombat (MK) may not be enough to convince the movie fan of its brilliance, but undoubtedly the tenth will provide an epiphany of Outerworld proportions. MK will no longer be seen as a cheesy "Rock-em, Sock-em, action flick," but as a revolutionary film that is as astute as it is subtle. Students of the martial arts will be mesmerized by the display of skill and talent that is only found in the greatest of actor-warriors. Students of cinema will be humbled by the simplicity and utter genius of the cinematography. Students of philosophy will be enthralled by this film's interpretation of Heidegger's Dasein and will find their understanding of it born anew. This film has something for everyone and is without doubt the greatest film of the twentieth century.

MK3 or bust!


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