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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 May 1986 (USA)
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 »

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Cast

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

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Truth  »

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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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| (DVD) | (1986 video release)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billed stars Kurt McKinney and Jean-Claude Van Damme were martial artists before acting. See more »

Goofs

Microphones are revealed in the scenes featuring the abandoned house. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Stand on Your Own with Kurt McKinney (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bottle and a Song
Written by Frank Harris and Mary Reynolds
Sung by Mary Reynolds
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Classic
21 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Before watching the movie I had in my mind that this was just going to be another dodgy movie but with a bit of van damme thrown in. How wrong. This movie truly is a classic, the cheesy music, (especially the end credits) brilliant montage scenes and especially the fighting itself. This isn't your traditionally badly choreographed Van Dammeesque movie but a very well done job. The fight scenes a lengthy and extremely enjoyable, and everyone in the movie can kick and punch very well. The main character Kurt McKinney (Jason) turns up the style later in the movie by pulling off some unbelievable training exercises, such as his two-finger one handed push ups! OK - so the acting is very ropey - but who cares! If you're looking for an enjoyable evening in and a self motivational movie - this is the one!


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