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American Kickboxer (1991)

Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. ... See full summary »

Director:

Frans Nel

Writers:

Emil Kolbe (screenplay), John Barrett (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrett John Barrett ... BJ Quinn
Keith Vitali Keith Vitali ... Chad Hunter
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Carol
Brad Morris Brad Morris ... Jacques Denard
Ted Le Plat ... Willard
Mike Huff Mike Huff ... Robert Bentley (as Michael Huff)
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Bob Wiser
Roger Yuan ... Howard
Evan J. Klisser Evan J. Klisser ... Jason
Gavin Hood ... Ken Holligan
Patrick Lyster ... Prosecutor (as Paddy Lyster)
Larry Martin Larry Martin ... Judge Rivers
Gary Chalmers Gary Chalmers ... Attorney
Frank Notaro Frank Notaro ... Doctor
Tootsie Lombard Tootsie Lombard ... Nurse
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Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard? Written by Albert Valentin

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Action | Sport

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Rated R for language and kickboxing violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

American Kickboxer 1 See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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American Kickboxer 2 (1993) is not the sequel to this film. The real sequel is simply titled To the Death (1992). See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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He's A Man
Written by Brian O'Flaherty & Marc Mitchell
Performed by Brian O'Flaherty
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The most presumptuous martial arts film ever....
2 March 2007 | by razorlazon-1See all my reviews

American Kickboxer 1 (yes thats right 1) has to be the most presumptuous martial arts film ever....not happy enough to call it American kickboxer, they were so confident that they would have sequels they called it American kickboxer 1! not a bad film in fairness but I wouldn't say worthy of sequels, another generic kickboxer film from the 80's, fight scenes are pretty slow and there's not really much else to go on...except for a class corvette and equally class 80's hair cuts...4 thumbs up!...out of 10...also watch out for my film coming out this summer with Miramax...starring michael dudikoff...

"King of the American Kickboxer Ninja Kings 1: Battle for a sequel...or sequels"


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