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The Fighter (1989)

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Ryan Travers (Richard Norton) has just been released from a prison in Bangkok, Thailand, after serving a five-year sentence for murder. His parents, running an antique shop in the area ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Maharaj

Writers:

Noah Blough (screenplay), Anthony Maharaj (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Norton ... Ryan Travers
Erica Van Wagener Erica Van Wagener ... Katie Travers
Franco Guerrero Franco Guerrero ... Chai Wat
Glenn Ruehland Glenn Ruehland ... Zach (as Glen Ruehland)
Steve Rackman ... Bodo 'Cage fighter'
Benny Urquidez ... Jet - Undefeated World Kickboxing Champion
Nello Nayo Nello Nayo ... Wan the Begger
Angel Confiado Angel Confiado ... Quan
Tony Laxa Tony Laxa ... Syndicate
Karim Kiram Karim Kiram ... Syndicate
Bert Vivar Bert Vivar ... Syndicate
Greg Rocero Greg Rocero ... Syndicate
Bebeng Amora Bebeng Amora ... Shipyard Fighter
Jess Bonzo Jess Bonzo ... Shipyard Fighter
Rene Romero Rene Romero ... Shipyard Fighter
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Ryan Travers (Richard Norton) has just been released from a prison in Bangkok, Thailand, after serving a five-year sentence for murder. His parents, running an antique shop in the area while waiting for their son to be released, are killed in an explosion perpetrated by the local mob after refusing to pay protection money. Ryan's news go from bad to worse when he learns his sister Katie (Erica Van Wagener) is seriously ill and will need an operation. With only a dead end job at a construction site after his release, Ryan learns about a local underground fight ring and decides to enter to raise the money for his sister's medical fees and search vengeance. Written by IvanWong

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Action | Drama

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Just die with dignity...
26 September 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Richard Norton stars as Ryan Travis, a street punk who becomes a street fighter to pay for the operation that will save his sister, however the mobsters want him to lose so they decide to try and kidnap her while he trains in whatever it is they call martial arts in this movie. Kick Fighter stars Richard Norton, who I know is a great martial artist but in this movie he isn't so great, in fact his action sequences are laboring and slow. Norton doesn't have enough charisma to make the role work and basically the movie is a yawner as we watch lackluster martial arts rain down on the screen with no skill or purpose. It can also be that we are indifferent to who wins being that we know so little about the characters but mainly it is because the movie is so boring. It's not so bad it's good, it doesn't have good fight sequences, it's just awful and you're best off avoiding it like the plague.

1/2* out of 4-(Awful)


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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (Jamaica) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick Fight See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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