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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kurt Sloane
... Eric Sloane
Dennis Chan ... Xian Chow
... Tong Po
... Winston Taylor
... Mylee
Ka Ting Lee ... Freddy Li
Richard Foo ... Tao Liu
Ricky Liu ... Big Thai Man
Ho-Ying Sin ... Huge Village Man #1
Tony Chan ... Huge Village Man #2
Brad Kerner ... U.S. Announcer
Dean Harrington ... U.S. Announcer
Mark DiSalle ... U.S. Reporter
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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If your enemy refuses to be humbled...Destroy Him! See more »

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Action | Sport | Thriller

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Release Date:

8 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karate Tiger 3 - Der Kickboxer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,134,098, 10 September 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,697,005
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michel Qissi was a technical advisor/choreographer when he overheard the production crew say they were looking for a tall oriental-looking guy with a background in Muay Thai. He volunteered, and got the part of Tong Po. See more »

Goofs

When Kurt is loading his brother into the van on the stretcher after the fight when he has just been paralyzed his feet are sticking out, but when the door is being shut he pulls them in. See more »

Quotes

Xian Chow: I tell them you say they no good fighters... and that their mothers have sex with mules.
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Roll with the Punches
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Michael Logan
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Great Van Damme movie! One of his best!
9 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of Van Damme's best films! I thought his acting was really good especially when he was crying. Michel Qissi and Dennis Chan very good good. There is a lot of action in the film. Tong Po's introduction was cool! The music by Paul Hertzog was good. Kickboxer has three sequels and I think the the second movie is arguably better than the first one and this one is excellent! If like Van Damme's other great movies such as Bloodsport, Cyborg, Hard Target, and Sudden Death then I recommend you watch Kickboxer!


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