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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
Van Dammes cinematic debut, more groundbreaking than Brando in On the waterfront
This is THE greatest bad film ever made! The acting: perfect, the direction: sublime, the cinematography: flawless, the script: supreme! J.W. Fails in my opinion steals every scene that he is in. How he didn't go on to become the leading African American actor of our time and that joke Denzel has, puzzles and repulses me. He really owns the character of R.J. and I'm pretty sure to get a performance like that you would have to take a leaf out of the Daniel Day Lewis book of acting and prepare for months so you could know the conditions your character lives in. The storyline involving the ghost of Bruce Lee isn't misjudged as many of my friends have suggested but actually has a deep message which will have some resonance with anyone who has had a total stranger pass away on them in recent times. This film is a much overlooked masterpiece from the greatest decade in the history of American cinema, the 1980's. The decade that also gave us the American Ninja series and the genesis of the careers of Steven Seagal, Jean Claude van Damme, Arnie and Dolph Lundgren. Watch this film, its hilarious!