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The Ultimate Game (2001)

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"SATO" a sinister Asian warlord puts up $1 million dollar prize and attracts martial arts fighters to his remote island. He entraps them as they fight to the death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
J.D. Rifkin ...
Jack Grimes - a team leader
Sam Slater - a team leader
Jennifer Doubleday ...
Heather Grimes
Tony O'Brien ...
Ray Ivan
Kristy Allen ...
Tommy Taretta ...
Timmy / Ninja #3
Andre McCoy ...
Joey Grimes (as Derek Montgomery)
Stephen Engelbert ...
Gecko Reevs - a team leader
Raphael Rochon ...
Steven Millis ...


Jack Grimes is a martial arts expert who has been chosen as a the leader of one of four teams for an upcoming martial arts tournament to take place on a remote island. Despite his wife's pleads not to compete, Jack forms his team but finds trouble in the form of rival team leader Sam Slater, who works for crime lord Ivan. When Rick, a hired gun for Slater, is betrayed by the gangster and is left for dead, he joins Jack's team and now, the stage is set on the island for the Ultimate Game. Written by Ninja01

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Well, the fight scenes are good ...
25 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All right, let's just say it: this is not really a good film. The sound is mostly post-dubbed, the sound effects are amateurish. The plot is … well, almost nonexistent, something about a to-the-death contest for supremacy and personal salvation. However, if you are a fan of the genre, this is a back-to-basics martial arts classic. You won't find better-looking or fitter karate warriors, more exotic beach locales, or more genuine fighting. JD Rifkin is gorgeous, huge, and cut like a cover model for Men's Fitness. His pals and opponents are no less impressive. The fights are all well-lit and shot from a little distance back, so you can actually see what's going on. And unlike the current trend, neither computer graphics nor cables and fancy photography figure into this -- all the combat scenes are choreographed but completely genuine. In his other life, Rifkin is a martial arts instructor; everything you see these guys do, they can really do. I've seen them do it-- You'll just have to trust me on that. So if you're tired of the House of Flying Daggers and Kung Fu Hustle special effects and overproduced schlock in the theaters, kick back to the real thing.

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