Jason, a Bruce Lee fan, sees his karate instructor/dad beaten by martial art thugs. They move to Seattle where, after humiliations, he trains with Bruce Lee's ghost so he can defend himself and others against thugs.
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Alain is a boxer in 1925 Marseille, France. When he doesn't take the dive paid to take by a mob boss, he has to split. He joins the Foreign Legion and is sent to Morocco. He makes 3 friends and they watch each other's backs.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top martial artist is the deadly Ivan.Written by
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Many supporting cast members are actual martial artists, including Ron Pohnel, Dale Jacoby, Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham, Kim Tai Chung, Farid Panahi, Mark Zacharatos, and Ty Martinez. Despite their experiences in martial arts, many were making their film debut. After the film, Strandberg would start an action training school to train actors and martial artists to fight for the screen. See more »
Jean-Claude Van Damme's character is Ivan, but in the ending credits, next to his name reads, "Karl Brezdin". See more »
There are two known versions. One version features an extra scene where Jason and Kelly go up to the top of the Space Needle but this version also deletes a few of the other scenes. It's also possible that this extra scene is only in the UK print of the movie. This would be to make up for the lost "feature time" from the censored and deleted action sequences. One version of this movie is 85 minutes and the uncut version is 95 minutes (but missing the Space Needle scene). See more »
This movie might by nothing more than yet another baaaad Karate Kid copy if it wasn't for Van Dammes appearence. In my opinion its van Dammes best movie, because he doesn't have the lead role and doesn't need to "act".
However, his fighting performance and his physical shape is quite impressive. What kills the movie is the fact that McKinney cannot keep up with van Damme, so when McKinney enters the ring, van Damme suddenly looses all of his fighting skills to let McKinney win. Not really worth watching for anyone but van Damme fans.
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