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Bloodfist (1989)

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »

Writer:

Robert King (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Jake Raye (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Joe Mari Avellana ... Kwong
Rob Kaman Rob Kaman ... Raton
Billy Blanks ... Black Rose
Cris Aguilar Cris Aguilar ... Chin Woo (as kris Aguilar and Chris Aguilar)
Michael Shaner Michael Shaner ... Baby Davies
Riley Bowman Riley Bowman ... Nancy
Marilyn Bautista ... Angela
Kenneth Peerless Kenneth Peerless ... Hal
Vic Diaz ... Detective
Ned Hourani Ned Hourani ... Michael Raye
Félix Pascual Félix Pascual ... Beggar Lee
Edgardo Castañeda Edgardo Castañeda ... Tung Pin
Archie Ramos Archie Ramos ... Scavenger
Ronald Asinas Ronald Asinas ... Kwong's Brother
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Storyline

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the competition himself to flush out his brother's killer. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Genres:

Action | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the final fight scene Don "The Dragon" Wilson accidentally severed actor Joe Mari Avellana's brain stem with a roundhouse kick. This injury ledft Avellana in a vegetative state. Wilson promised him at his bed side that he would keep making Bloodfist movies to fund his rehabilitation and that one day he would walk his daughter down the aisle. 8 movies later Avellan had recovered to a somewhat less vegetative state. See more »

Quotes

Michael Raye: God damn it! Save it for the ring!
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Crazy Credits

The first four credits that appear on the screen are world championship kickboxers, and under their names are the honors/awards they received. See more »

Connections

Followed by Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996) See more »

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Enter (Don) The Dragon (Wilson)
6 June 2011 | by Viva_ChibaSee all my reviews

Roger Corman had an eye of what kind of movies the audience wanted to see....in the 80's and 90's there was a huge boom in the martial arts genre, Corman produced many martial arts movies starring kickboxing champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson.

The movie itself is stuff that you already saw: martial arts tournament, revenge and some twists (if you have seen Bloodsport and some other movie like that you know of what i am talking about), but is not so bad to get a 3.8 rating and it's not even the worst martial arts movie ever (trust me, i have seen crappier MA movies) My favorite scene in Bloodfist is the fight scene between Don Wilson and Billy Blanks, the slow-motion sound effects are just worth the whole scene.

The sequels are FAR better than this one.


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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,132, 24 September 1989

Gross USA:

$1,770,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,770,082
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Production Co:

New Horizons Picture See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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