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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want To See You
Performed by Neill Solomon
Courtesy of 3rd Ear Music
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a boot to the head would sound more appealing
28 May 2007 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

B.J. Quinn (martial artist John Barrett) has just gotten out of a one year stint in prison where he was sent after an accidental murder thanks to testimony by Jacques Denard (Brad Morris). Now he has to train for a martial arts contest against his arch-rival Denard, with a paltry $100,000 on the line put up by a shoe company. It's kind of hard to root for a guy who committed manslaughter at a party and remains unrepentant. It doesn't help that the acting is laughably inept in every possible way. Barret is a better kick-boxer than actor. He;s not that good at kick-boxing in this film either. Hoing into this film, you know it'll be horribly acted, but you still hope that it's hilarious it it's ineptness. It's not. It's boring, dull, and not worthy of anyone's time

My Grade: D-


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