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Champions (1998)

 -  Action  -  17 June 1998 (Japan)
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William Rockman is a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat ... See full summary »

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William Rockman
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Max Brito
Ken Shamrock ...
The King
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Steele Manheim
Bobbie Blackford ...
Sgt. Kimberly Pepatone
Robin Joi Brown ...
Mary
Kimberly Rowe ...
Daria
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Technoid
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Raymond Rockman
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Chip
Harrison Young ...
Senator Able
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Vedder
J.P. Wensel ...
Kobe
Paco Christian Prieto ...
Largos
Lelagi Togisala ...
Jackal (as Butch Togisala)
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William Rockman is a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat has been banned by the government and has gone underground. The "new" Terminal Combat is just that; one combatant in each match usually does not live to tell about the experience. When Rockman's younger brother is killed in one of the underground matches by his old rival, the King, Rockman enters the tournament to exact revenge on the King, not knowing that the King and his wife, Daria, have been enslaved by Max Brito, the tournament's greedy promoter. When it becomes known that Brito intends to rake in huge bucks for a rematch between Rockman and the King (their last fight 5 years before had ended in a draw), and that he also intends to kill the King either inside or outside of the ring (and therefore keep Daria for himself as a concubine), Rockman, the King, and other tournament survivors band ... Written by The Fox

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Rated R for brutal and pervasive violence, language and some sexuality
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William Rockman: [to Raymond Rockman] You're not Bruce Lee. You're not even Kathy Lee.
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Turn off your brain
3 April 1999 | by (Olivia, MN) – See all my reviews

This movie wasn't meant for you to think while you watched it. It's about violence and sex and nudity, plain and simple. Don't try to analyze and deep psychological meaning to it, there isn't any. It is more of a popcorn action flick than anything, it's more funny than it truly intends to be. While the whole concept is interesting, it should and could have been done a little better. This movie is more along the lines of a Jean Claude van Damme flick than a Ken Shamrock thing. You could have replaced Shamrock with van Damme and hardly told a difference, except for the accent. This movie would be great fodder for a show like MST3K.


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