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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 »

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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 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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Action | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Fist See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,132, 24 September 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,770,082
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Horizons Picture See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Out of all 9 Bloodfist films, Bloodfist II (1990) is the only sequel that has any connection to this first film as Don Wilson plays the same character Jake Raye. All the other sequels (except for the Wilson-less Bloodfist 2050) have Don 'The Dragon' Wilson playing different characters. See more »

Quotes

Michael Raye: Lighten up little brother. It's a photo secession not a firing squad.
Jake Raye: Yeah, you come back from the Philippines then I smile.
Michael Raye: So come along.
Jake Raye: Somebody's got to stay and mind the store. It's all the future we got.
Michael Raye: You're still thinking about the money I owe ya.
Jake Raye: I'm thinkin' about the kidney you owe me. I mean what are you gonna do without me fighting the battles for ya.
Michael Raye: I don't know, win maybe.
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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 IV: Die Trying (1992) See more »

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Smashing!

Many martial art films come and go, and yet some are very interesting to watch. Don "The Dragon" Wilson packs a punch and strong kicks in "Bloodfist". I liked all the fight and power-breaking scene. kicking the bottles, smashing the bricks, and the matches, are accounted for will be memorable for all times. The quest is getting the fighter who killed his brother. And boy was he ever brutal! Billy Blanks did a short role as Black Rose. I liked the part where he smashed all the bricks with one chop, and I liked the part where he cartwheels every move. The problem was who won the match between Jake Raye(Wilson) and Rose. That was a bit of a downer. And the real surprise of the movie is where the guy he trained with is a dirty double-crosser, especially when he laced that mango with a narcotic. At least he was able to get the fighter and ripped off his earring was enough to really ridicule him. I would have done the same myself. A entertaining movie, and very articulating in the fighting, which I like the most, could have been better though. 3 out of 5 stars.


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