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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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Cast

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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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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:

A kalandor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This was the last film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme under his five picture contract. See more »

Goofs

On the Region 1 DVD in the special features it has a filmography for Jean Claude Van Damme the first film on which is Abominable (1998), however that film never got past the planning stages and at the time was listed as an in-production project for him until around 2000. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Dubois: Good morning, Champ.
Maxie Devine: Good morning, my ass. You think I was born yesterday? You don't have anything to do with this damn Ghan-Gheng do you? Huh? And you're not no valet either. You're nothing but a CHEAP-LYING PUNK!
Christopher Dubois: Take it easy.
Maxie Devine: Take it Easy? You're ain't no fighter either. You've wouldn't last One Round in a Real Fight. WHAT DO YA THINK OF THAT?
Christopher Dubois: [Pushes Maxie] HEY!
Maxie Devine: [Takes his coat off to fight with Chris] You want some? Come on! COME ON!
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Connections

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Raggedy Rag
Written and Performed by Sourcerer
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User Reviews

A fine example of "film d'martial arts"..
19 May 2001 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews



The Quest is certainly one of JCVD's best. It has a quite good epic story and style which generally you cannot see in a martial arts movie. Come on people, this is action and so evaluate it in its genre. Emancipate yourselves from "film d'art" complexes. Give its right, this is an exquisite "film d'martial arts"..


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