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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Corey Yuen

Writers:

See-Yuen Ng (original story) (as Ng See Yuen), Corey Yuen (original story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt McKinney ... Jason Stillwell
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Ivan Kraschinsky the Russian
J.W. Fails J.W. Fails ... R.J. Madison
Kathie Sileno Kathie Sileno ... Kelly Reilly
Tae-jeong Kim Tae-jeong Kim ... Sensei Lee (as Kim Tai Chong)
Kent Lipham ... Scott
Ron Pohnel Ron Pohnel ... Ian Reilly
Dale Jacoby Dale Jacoby ... Dean Ramsay
Peter Cunningham ... Frank Peters (as Pete Cunningham)
Timothy D. Baker Timothy D. Baker ... Tom Stillwell (as Tim Baker)
Gloria Marziano Gloria Marziano ... Mrs. Stillwell
Joe Verroca Joe Verroca ... New York Agent (as Joe Vance)
Farid Panahi Farid Panahi ... New York Assistant #1
Tom Harris Tom Harris ... New York Assistant #2
John Andes John Andes ... New York Boss
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Storyline

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 Albert Valentin <albval@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When life is on the line there can be ... See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ring of Truth See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$793,723, 4 May 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,662,137
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (1986 video release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While performing the fight scene wherein Jason saves his father, Kurt McKinney accidentally kicked his opponent in the face while performing a flying kick. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is filling out his dojo application he is only given 11 seconds to complete the form. Then Dean "Shooting Star" Ramsey enters the scene and takes it from him, supposedly completed. See more »

Quotes

RJ Madison: Alright. No retreat, no surrender!
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Crazy Credits

Jean-Claude Van Damme's character is Ivan, but in the ending credits, next to his name reads, "Karl Brezdin". See more »

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Close to You
Written by Frank Harris and MJ Lallo (as M.J. Lallo)
Sung by MJ Lallo (as M.J. Lallo)
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Karate Kid style martial arts extravaganza
5 July 2005 | by dominicrimmerSee all my reviews

Quite possibly the funniest film of all time. Outrageous performances from all of the cast. J.W. Fails as RJ is one of the most unmissable performances of the 80's. In terms of films that are so bad that they are good, it doesn't get any better than this. This film also has some pretty damn good fight scenes, with some nice choreography from the ever reliable Jean Claude Van Damme. It spawned a series of excellent sequels. 2,3,and 4 are all stupendously awesome, however, in spite of being sequels they have no ongoing story lines or characters. Number 5 is pretty good, but with no story line of any kind, it fails to be as satisfying as the others.


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