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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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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,360,285 (USA)
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Trivia

Gary Daniels was considered for the role of Johnny Cage. See more »

Goofs

Shang Tsung's hair changes several times between shots in the first part of his fight: different strands of hair become loose with each angle change, and after he gets punched down, it's perfect again. See more »

Quotes

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

There are small circles containing symbols shown throughout the credits. These are intended to be used in this order (as a so-called "Kombat Kode") to obtain some special effect in the video game Mortal Kombat 3 (1995). See more »

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Soundtracks

Utah Saints Take On The Theme From Mortal Kombat
Written by the Utah Saints and Oliver Adams
Performed by Utah Saints
Courtesy of London Records
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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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