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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrett ... BJ Quinn
Keith Vitali ... Chad Hunter
Terry Norton ... Carol
Brad Morris ... Jacques Denard
Ted Le Plat ... Willard
Mike Huff ... Robert Bentley (as Michael Huff)
Len Sparrowhawk ... Bob Wiser
... Howard
Evan J. Klisser ... Jason
... Ken Holligan
... Prosecutor (as Paddy Lyster)
Larry Martin ... Judge Rivers
Gary Chalmers ... Attorney
Frank Notaro ... Doctor
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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Rated R for language and kickboxing violence | See all certifications »

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1 March 1991 (South Africa)  »

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Keith Vitali was hired as an actor, but became one of the fight choreographers when the executive producers expressed dissatisfaction with the fight content and asked Vitali to enliven it. See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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I Don't Want To See You
Performed by Neill Solomon
Courtesy of 3rd Ear Music
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Kicking time-bomb...
7 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

John Barrett stars as B.J Quinn a prize-fighter who fights his way back to the top when he serves prison time for killing an innocent by-stander in this moronic and dull waste of time. One of the biggest flaws in this moronic chop socky fest is that of the hero in question essayed by Barrett. The character of B.J Quinn is not at all that likable. For one he killed an innocent man (Who was really stupid to try and get in the middle of two professional fighters) and how can we root for someone who thinks he should escape prison because "It was an accident!" Indeed as much of a jerk as the main bad guy is (And boy is he ever) I always rooting for him over the protagonist. That isn't the only problem, the fight sequences are all hyped up like Rocky but there is no credibility to be found and really what can be said about a fighter who wears spandex in the ring. Some have argued that this is indeed a laugh riot,I disagree I was too bored by its uninspired story and lackluster pace. Indeed it takes the movie almost light years to get the hero to actually admit he is going to fight his opponent. This is a bomb of the worst kind. A brain dead atrocity to mankind.

* out of 4-(Bad)


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