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The Quest (1996)

Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers, sold by pirates and thrust into the murky underworld of gambling and kickboxing,... See full summary »

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Carrie Newton
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Harry Smythe
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Khao
Abdel Qissi ...
Khan (Mongolian Fighter)
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Riggi
Chang Ching Peng Chaplin ...
Master Tchi
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Officer O'Keefe
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Red
Matt Lyon ...
Billy
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Phang (Siamese Fighter) (as Jen Sung Outerbridge)
Peter Wong ...
Chinese Fighter
Kitao Koji ...
Sumo Wrestler
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Storyline

Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers, sold by pirates and thrust into the murky underworld of gambling and kickboxing, Chris' journey takes him to forbidding Muay Thai Island where deadly martial arts are taught, the colonial splendor of British East Asia, the dank back alleys of Bangkok, desolate deserts once trod by the warriors of Genghis Khan and finally, the ancient Lost City. There he must face the ultimate test of his manhood in the fabled Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes. He must reach deep inside and access all of the determination, strength of character and sense of selfless honor within in order to triumph over this final obstacle... Written by Tim Kroll <tkroll@chs.cusd.cusd.claremont.edu>

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A lost city, A man of destiny, A test of honor... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and martial arts fights | See all certifications »

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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme asked Oliver Stone to direct, but Oliver politely declined. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the 1920s and the tournament is represented by fighters from different sovereign nations around the world. One of the first fights announced is "Okinawa vs. Japan", but Okinawa had been part of Japan since 1879, over 50 years before the tournament. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Dubois: [Dobbs and Harry were caught for an attempt to steal The Golden Dragon] What a mess!
Harry Smythe: Oh, yeah?
Lord Edgar Dobbs: I'm sorry, kid, we tried to run out. I guess that's a difference between us. I've never ever said I was sorry before. And I've never had a quest and it wasn't for me, not the one. I wasn't always a pirate, you know. Believe it or not, but for over 20 years I was a Jack Captain of Royal Navy. I raised the Union Jack's countries that you haven't even heard of. Fought in a great war and for what? For the ...
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Connections

Referenced in Les amants criminels (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Raggedy Rag
Written and Performed by Sourcerer
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Excellent!
15 December 2001 | by (Mirage) – See all my reviews

I am a Jean-Claude Van Damme Fan and have to say this is a 'Damme' good film. Doesn't the film remind you of 'Bloodsport'? Well this has a good story about Chris who wants to get the golden dragon and ends up in a tournament for the dragon. The fight scenes aren't that violent as most people would want to see. But it is an Epic, with a dramatic story. Roger Moore even acts in it gives a 'Bond' type entrance to his name. Overall this is a great film which shall not be missed by all fans. Van Damme is the man!


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