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No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers (1990)

Two feuding brothers (one a policeman, the other a martial arts expert) of different political views, join forces to avenge the death of their father, a retired agent, killed by the mafia.


Lucas Lowe (as Lucas Lo)


Keith W. Strandberg (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Avedon ... Will Alexander
Keith Vitali Keith Vitali ... Casey Alexander
Joseph Campanella ... John Alexander
Wanda Acuna ... Maria
Luke Askew ... Atteron
Rion Hunter ... Franco
Mark Russo Mark Russo ... Russo - Franco's Henchman
David Michael Sterling David Michael Sterling ... Angel
Philip Benson Philip Benson ... Macpherson
Sherrie Rose ... Jodie
Mike Genova Mike Genova ... Head Terrorist
D. Christian Gottshall D. Christian Gottshall ... Franklin
Brett Ancell Brett Ancell ... Farmer
B.J. McQueen B.J. McQueen ... Man at Bar
Tracey Berg ... Amy


Two feuding brothers (one a policeman, the other a martial arts expert) of different political views, join forces to avenge the death of their father, a retired agent, killed by the mafia. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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The first was for honour, The second for his country, This time it's family.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for martial arts violence. | See all certifications »



Hong Kong



Release Date:

25 January 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

American Kickboxing See more »

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?


Feature film debut of Aasif Mandvi. See more »


At the very start of the film, when all the police cars are lined up outside the bank, the camera car is reflected in the fenders of the police vehicles as it drives slowly past. See more »


Will Alexander: My brother is nothing like you!
Atteron: [clocks shotgun] Your brother is dead.
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version featured a shorter print which missed out some dialogue scenes and footage of butterfly knives. The DVD runs around 7 mins longer and features the complete version. See more »


Followed by American Shaolin (1991) See more »

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#3 for a reason
3 April 2015 | by jimminysnicketySee all my reviews

The Alexander brothers are nearly going to kill each other... both are trained fighters with different personalities. Their semi-retired CIA dad stubbornly wants another crack at putting some Terrorists away for life. The patriarch about to have his 65th birthday and only chance at any intervention with the two sons.

Loren Avedon as the younger brother Will Alexander demonstrates some of his signature KICKS,SWEEPS, and FLIPS. He is a Martial Art Instructor by day and a vigilante by leisure. Keith Vitalli as Casey Alexander plays the overly domineering and arrogant older sibling. He has got into his dad's profession which his bro Will has no interest for. The dad played by Joseph Cappanelli (sorry about the spelling) is oblivious of the for-boding drama.

The brothers ultimately have to pursue the Terrorists but they take different paths to find them. The Lead Terrorist Franco is heavily guarded by dozens of armed men. He even has a right hand man Russo.

Franco uses Will after successfully joining forces. Now under his corny new alias Jesse Roby he kills his CIA brother or does he? Franco meets rogue CIA Agent Atteron (Luke Askew) who basically spoils Will's cover. Franco captures Casey Alexander and threatens to kill him if Will Doesn't do what he says.

The finally has some fast paced martial art choreographed scenes. Franco is maybe the most badass villain in martial art movie history with his brutal moves.

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