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American Shaolin (1991)

PG-13 | | Action | 23 May 1992 (South Korea)
After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may ... See full summary »

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Lucas Lowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Madigan ... Drew Carson
Trent Bushey Trent Bushey ... Trevor Gottitall
Daniel Dae Kim ... Gao
Billy Chang Billy Chang ... Li
Cliff Lenderman Cliff Lenderman ... D.S.
Henry O Henry O ... San De (as Zhang Zhi Yen)
Kim Chan ... Master Kwan
Alice Zhang Hung Alice Zhang Hung ... Ashena
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Maria
D.D. Delaney D.D. Delaney ... Bob
Sifu Jai Sifu Jai ... Dr. Pfeelgut
Michael Depasquale Jr. ... Announcer
Tokey Hill Tokey Hill ... Coach #1 (as Toki Hill)
Alan Pottinger ... Young Adult
Andrew Shue ... Competitor
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Storyline

After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into "Karate Kid" territory where the novice humiliates himself at every turn, is tolerated as a foreigner, and still comes out a champion. The monastery teaches non-violence, but everyone knows that sooner or later the student will catch up with the bad guy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Action

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Trivia

As of December 16, 2015, this is the only official entry in the No Retreat, No Surrender series to have actually been legitimately released onto DVD in the United States. See more »

Goofs

During the first fight between Drew and Trevor, the crowd outside of the ring clearly disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Drew Carson: You know, ten more seconds I would have kicked your ass.
Gao: [smiles] In your dreams!
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our DVD and Blu-ray Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime Blues
Music and Lyrics by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
Lead vocals: Stephen Hogg
Backing voice: Jim Knettle
Produced and Arranged by Richard Yuen
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Follows the same great path as it's predecessors
21 February 2010 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

An unofficial follow-up to the No Retreat, No Surrender movies and King of the Kickboxers, this movie continues to entertain with the same amount of quality as the earlier movies. Being the first movie in this series without Loren Avedon, it still delivers on all levels. And by that I mean it delivers on the fighting. The action is great. The rest of the movie is just total goofiness of the highest order, and that's the way it should be. It's a really lighthearted movie where the focus is on the action and the fact that you just don't take it seriously at all. Sit back, enjoy this movie for what it's worth and have a great time.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1992 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

King of the Kickboxers II See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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