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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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Sonya Blade (as Bridgette Wilson)
Reptile (as Keith H. Cooke)
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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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Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Combate Mortal  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)


$70,360,285 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


François Petit was the highest ranking martial artist on the set. See more »


Sonya is wearing black jeans all the time after coming to the island. When she is fighting, they are cut into shorts. Next time you see her, they are jeans again. However, earlier she embarks on the boat not knowing of the competition, so she does not have any extra clothes with her. See more »


[Johnny has challenged Goro]
Lord Rayden: What have you done?
Johnny Cage: I made a choice. This is OUR tournament, remember? Mortal Kombat. WE fight it!
[Johnny leaves, Rayden smiles]
Lord Rayden: Good. At last one of them has understood.
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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 »


Referenced in Mortal Kombat X (2015) See more »


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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A nice adaption!
4 January 2010 | by (Deadwood) – See all my reviews

MK 1995 is a fine, just fine adaption. But, sometimes movies based upon video games can be crappy. Well, this one was more than OK. No need to tell anything except a few things... a few good things. The acting crew is great Robin Shou (Liu Kang), Linden Ashby (Johny Cage) and Bridgette Willson (Sonya Blade) were great in their parts, Christopher Lambert was fine as Rayden, but his acting was a bit wooden as always. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa was excellent was Shang Tsung, his performance was... well somehow... inspiring. Talisa Soto (Kitana) was also good, but I really found most entertaining none else than Trevor Goddard (Kano), his Kano was very fun! His Australian accent and charisma were just solid! Love this Kano! The martial artist that played Reptile, Sub Zero and Scorpion were amazing in what they do best - kicking some butt! Fights are excellent, the atmosphere is good, the locations and studio sets were good, CGI, well not that great, but OK. It's a great fun! Watch it!

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