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Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996)

R | | Action | 29 October 1996 (USA)
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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Rick Cowan / George 'Mac' MacReady (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
John Patrick White ...
Chris Cowan
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Danielle Mendelsohn
Warren Burton ...
Michael Powell
Donnie Hair ...
Emeric Pressburger
Richard Farrell ...
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John McHugh ...
Detective Terry O'Leary
Conor Nolan ...
Carlo Gianini
Brendan Murray ...
Stanton
Mike O'Mahoney ...
McGrath
Liam Silke ...
Bernard
Shawn Brewster ...
Nick Bartoll
Carl Milinac ...
Bryan Flannaghan
Geroid McDonnacha ...
Chris' Buddy
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Football Player
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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 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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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 »
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29 October 1996 (USA)  »

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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 Wilson's name in the opening credits. See more »

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

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Wow, this is one LONG series!
23 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Bloodfist VIII" is about as watchable as any "Part VIII" of a film series could ever hope to be. Not that it has to do anything with the previous entries anyway - is the name "Bloodfist" such a money maker that they couldn't simply release this as "Trained To Kill"? At first, this appears to be an acting stretch for Don Wilson - he is a math teacher with typical problems in his relationship with his teenage son. But don't worry, we soon find out that he is an ex-CIA agent, targeted for death by Italian hit men and even some of his former employers! The one new element here is the Irish setting for much of the action - and apparently someone thought we were too thick to get the fact that we're in Ireland, because there is this "folk" (I don't know how else to describe it) music score that keeps on playing throughout. At least the close-contact fight scenes are mostly good, with Wilson in top form. (**)


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