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Kickboxer (1989)

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Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

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Mark DiSalle (story), Glenn A. Bruce (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Kurt Sloane
Dennis Alexio ... Eric Sloane
Dennis Chan ... Xian Chow
Michel Qissi ... Tong Po
Haskell V. Anderson III ... Winston Taylor
Rochelle Ashana ... Mylee
Ka Ting Lee ... Freddy Li
Richard Foo Richard Foo ... Tao Liu
Ricky Liu Ricky Liu ... Big Thai Man
Ho-Ying Sin Ho-Ying Sin ... Huge Village Man #1
Tony Chan Tony Chan ... Huge Village Man #2
Brad Kerner Brad Kerner ... U.S. Announcer
Dean Harrington Dean Harrington ... U.S. Announcer
Mark DiSalle Mark DiSalle ... U.S. Reporter
Richard Santoro Richard Santoro ... U.S. Reporter
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Storyline

Kurt Sloan is the corner-man for his brother, U.S. kickboxing champion Eric Sloan. When Kurt witnesses his brother become maliciously paralyzed in the ring by Thailand champion Tong Po, Kurt vows revenge. With the help of Xian, a kickboxing trainer who lives in a remote area of Thailand, Kurt trains for the fight of his life. Written by Peter Katzman <pkatzman@bu.edu>

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Genres:

Action | Sport | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kickboxer See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,134,098, 10 September 1989

Gross USA:

$14,697,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,697,005
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the fight scenes were choreographed and directed by Van Damme. See more »

Goofs

Before his fight with Tong Po, Eric has a hairy chest but in scenes during the fight it is clean shaven. See more »

Quotes

Kurt Sloane: [Kurt is exhausted and in pain from kicking a Palm Tree] That's it.
Xian Chow: [sternly] Take your bag and leave my house...
Kurt Sloane: [confused] What? What's going on...?
Xian Chow: [motions for Mylee to stay back and not get involved] You don't want training...
Kurt Sloane: [sarcastically] Hey... you want me to break my leg...?
Xian Chow: [making Kurt remember his brothers vicious fight with Tong Po] Your brother remember...?
Kurt Sloane: [has flashbacks to Tong Po paralysing Eric] Oh... you mean like this... huh... huh
Xian Chow: [...]
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Alternate Versions

Passed uncut by the BBFC in 2002. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The East London Story: Slap or Die (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Streets of Siam
Written by Paul Hertzog and Craig Copeland
Performed by Stan Bush
Produced by Paul Hertzog
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Pure bliss from start to finish.
6 January 2002 | by DonVitoCorleoneSee all my reviews

This film has it all.

For the martial arts fan: We have the great fight scenes between JC and Tong Po and what's better than a good training sequence.

For the Van Damme: It is the best film ever. Full of what makes a great Van Damme film. We have splits, the spinning kick and some excellent dress sense. But what makes Kickboxer such a great film is 1.) When Van Damme says "I was sent by Mr Xian for his eh grocheries" truly magnificent. 2.) The scene where Van Damme is drunk and is dancing. Utter genius.

I strongly recommend every one goes out and buys this film.


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