Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996)

R  |   |  Action  |  1996 (USA)
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A former CIA agent (Wilson) lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son (White). When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Cowan / George 'Mac' MacReady
John Patrick White ...
Chris Cowan
Danielle Mendelsohn
Warren Burton ...
Michael Powell
Donnie Hair ...
Emeric Pressburger
Richard Farrell ...
John McHugh ...
Detective Terry O'Leary
Conor Nolan ...
Carlo Gianini
Brendan Murray ...
Mike O'Mahoney ...
Liam Silke ...
Shawn Brewster ...
Nick Bartoll
Carl Milinac ...
Bryan Flannaghan
Geroid McDonnacha ...
Chris' Buddy
Football Player


A former CIA agent (Wilson) lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son (White). When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his son is kidnapped, he is forced back into the business and his son suddenly sees a side of his father that he never knew existed. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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There is only one escape for a man who knows too much.



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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bloodfist VIII: Hard Way Out  »

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This is the only "Bloodfist" film in the series not to have "WKA World Kickboxing Champion" under Don 'The Dragon' Wilson's name in the opening credits. See more »


Follows Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995) See more »

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The final entry - and not a moment too soon
12 February 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It was around this time that Ireland started offering foreign filmmakers generous tax breaks for making movies in Ireland, which got a number of B movie filmmakers to film there, including Roger Corman. Since he was able to stretch his dollar further, this final entry in the "Bloodfist" series looks a little better than the previous few entries. The movie has some atmosphere, looking dark and moody, and the movie looks somewhat more expensive, with the climax of the movie taking place out in the ocean on a boat, which probably would have been too expensive for Corman if he made the movie stateside. Unfortunately, that's about all that's positive to say about the movie. The first part of the movie (set in the U.S.) tries to disguise the Ireland shooting locations, and it's pretty laughable. The movie is shot with the camera jammed up right at the actors most of the time, which makes it hard to see the surroundings. The action is pretty disappointing, with dull shootouts and unspectacular martial arts sequences (this entry in the series may have the least number of martial arts sequences than any other entry.) Mercifully, the series came to an end at this point.

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