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No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)

No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (original title)
In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.


Corey Yuen


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Avedon ... Scott Wylde
Max Thayer ... Mac Jarvis
Cynthia Rothrock ... Terry
Patra Wanthivanond Patra Wanthivanond ... Sulin Nguyen
Matthias Hues ... Yuri
Nirut Sirichanya ... Colonel Tol Nol
Jung-Lee Hwang ... Ty (as Jang Lee Hwang)
Perm Hongsakul Perm Hongsakul ... Mr. Nguyen
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... Police Captain (as Chesda Smithuth)
Grisapong Hanviriyakitichai Grisapong Hanviriyakitichai ... Pimp
Roy Horan Roy Horan ... American Consular
Bunchai Im-arunrak Bunchai Im-arunrak ... Head Monk
Opisok Praechaya Opisok Praechaya ... Gym Manager
Sanchai Martves Sanchai Martves ... Restaurant Manager
Suang Sosretananant Suang Sosretananant ... Arm Wrestler


In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops. Written by Albert Valentin <albval@hotmail.com>

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It's not a rematch, it's war!


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Hong Kong | USA



Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Retreat, No Surrender 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,154, 29 January 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Did You Know?


The movie was never meant to be a direct sequel to No Retreat, No Surrender (1986). In an interview, Keith W. Strandberg claims that the title was decided on because of the popularity of the first film. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kurt McKinney were set to star because of their contracts with the Seasonal Film Corporation but would not have reprised their roles from the original movie. See more »


Poorly rendered hammer-and-sickle Soviet flags in Yuri's office. See more »


Mac Jarvis: [offers the snake's blood] Here. Try some of this. Put more lead in your pencil.
Scott Wylde: If that's the case, you need it more than I do.
Mac Jarvis: Yeah, you're probably right.
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Alternate Versions

In Australia, the title in the opening credits is simply "Raging Thunder", not "No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder". This (along with the absence of any familiar faces from the first movie) caused a lot of confusion with viewers as they thought they were watching the wrong film (the title on all the video boxes was "No Retreat No Surrender 2", with the "Raging Thunder" part being very small and unnoticeable). See more »


Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »


Spacio Video
Music and Lyrics by Rod Thorson
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And the fun continues...
14 February 2006 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

Despite being a sequel, this has nothing to do with the first movie. There's a whole new cast, and a brand new plot. A quite good one, actually. No Retreat, No Surrender 2 is the perfect example of pure 80's fun. It has lots of really cool fighting, fun background music and almost everything else we all know as bad (but really entertaining) 80's action stuff. The last fifteen minutes of the movie are excellent. Movies with totally evil Soviet military bases are always fun! And Matthias Hues is perfect as an evil Soviet military. The last fight between him and Loren Avedon must be considered as a classic.

Same score as the first movie: 7 out of 10!

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