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Sci-Fighter (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 17 May 2005 (USA)
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A well-meaning genius creates a virtual reality game that leaves his grandson trapped within when a virus invades. The boy's father (Don Wilson) enters the virtual fighting game in order to... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Tanaka (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Sally Kirk / The White Dragon
Andrew Dean
Dr. James Tanaka
Christine Rodriguez ...
The Virus (as Christine Bannon-Rodriques)
Brad Tanaka (as Dan Mayid)
The Karate Master
The Scorpion (as Rebecca Chaney)
The Grappler
Simon Kim ...
Double Threat
James Kim ...
Double Threat
Eric Lee ...
Weapons expert
Michael Matsuda ...
Monkey Man (as Michael Gonzalez-Matsuda)
Maurice Smith ...
The Street Fighter
Brad Verret ...
King of the Cage


A well-meaning genius creates a virtual reality game that leaves his grandson trapped within when a virus invades. The boy's father (Don Wilson) enters the virtual fighting game in order to combat the virus and save his son before they're both trapped forever. Written by Ramble000

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They thought it was just a video game... Now they're fighting for their lives.


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and brief sensuality | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

17 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Virtual Fighter  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

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Chris Casamassa filmed all of his scenes within one day. See more »


Jack Tanaka: Kung Fu is not just a sport, it's a way of life. And if you would dedicate yourself just a little bit, your grades might improve too.
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Referenced in Dead Run 2 (2008) See more »

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19 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don "The Dragon" Wilson stars as Jack Tanaka a father of a teenager who goes inside a video game to save his son from a virus which controls his mind. Along the way Wilson is helped by fellow fallen action stars Cynthia Rothrock and Lorenzo Lamas. You would think a movie with so many trained martial artists, in a video game plot which would be nothing but wall to wall fights would be at least mildly diverting campy fun, and if made ten years ago you would be right. X-Treme Fighter is the pits. A movie so bad that it makes one pine for the days of Expect No Mercy, Arcade and Virtual Combat. Indeed those three movies I often sited as the worst examples of said genre where "Guy ends up playing video game in real life when game comes alive." but next to the really lame X-Treme Fighter, these come off as the work of Tron or Dreamscape. It's a really awful picture. Starting with the fight sequences, the video game itself has nothing that would indicate that it takes place in a video game world, outside of the phony costumes. The fight sequences are all very badly staged, for a movie featuring so many martial artists, all of them past their expiration date, don't put out any effort to indicate that anyone choreographed these fights without anything but the least amount of effort. The plot element ripped off from hundreds of movies is derivative and ridiculous. However that's not what bothered me. What bothered me was the complete lack of effort in giving us enjoyable villains, a charismatic hero and indeed intense fight sequences. In a film where the fighting is the main point such must be done well. It isn't here. Lorenzo Lamas has hardly any screen time, Cynthia Rothrock doesn't fight and basically this is a replay of Virtual Combat. A replay that is much, much worse.

1/2* Out of 4-(Awful)

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