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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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An Ancient Sport Becomes A Deadly Game. [US Movie Poster] See more »

Genres:

Action | Sport | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The camp which Jean-Claude Van Damme's character visits during his search to find a trainer is the Sor Thanikul gym of Bangkok. Though defunct since 2003, it was a genuine training center for Muay Thai practitioners - housing over 50 kickboxers at any given time. See more »

Goofs

Taylor pumps the action of the M203 grenade launcher attached to his M16 prior to firing it, however, this would have ejected the grenade and rendered it useless. See more »

Quotes

Kurt Sloane: [looking up at Freddy Lee] I want Tong Po! Give me Tong Po!
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Crazy Credits

GOODBYE TO BUGS (According to David Worth The official Director, this was a reference to Producer Mark Disalle's rabbit who passed away at the time). See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version had 1m 17s of violent footage removed by the BBFC. The video version lost a further second in addition to this. All of the cuts were to kicks and punches plus a shot of an ear-clap. See more »

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Featured in Top Fighter (1995) See more »

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Chack's Stew
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Jam Box
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pretty good movie
30 December 2004 | by joliet-jakeSee all my reviews

this is the one of my favorite van dam movies. I think that it is also one of his best films. We watch his character train throughout the movie for a fight at the end. The martial arts throughout are very well done. This is one of those films you can watch every time it is on TV. If you like martial arts movies you will probably enjoy this one. The movie though is all about the final fight. Like many other films of its type. All in all van dam is great and if you want to see a film based on the martial arts that doesn't have Druce Lee or Jackie Chan or Jet Li in it then this movie is one for you. The story is pretty simple but the fight scenes are worth it so go for it. 7 out of 10.


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Official Sites:

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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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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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