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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:
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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Taglines:

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

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:

Karate Tiger 3 - Der Kickboxer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Directors David Worth & Mark DiSalle both appear early in the film as The Ring Announcer & The U.S Reporter #2 See more »

Goofs

When Kurt's brother is being rescued, his hands are tied behind his back and tries to fight off the attackers. Again, although being paralyzed, he manages to step with his left leg twice while sitting in the chair before the scene is over. See more »

Quotes

Tong Po: [after beating Kurt senseless in a round of kickboxing] You bleed like Mylee! Mylee... good fuck!
Kurt Sloane: Nooo!
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Alternate Versions

In the UK Prism DVD release, as well as cuts already detailed. The scene where Eric is talking to Kurt about his upper body strength, then referring to his legs being like toothpicks has been inexplicably completely removed. See more »

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How Do You Keep Me Comin' Back
Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Beau Williams
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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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