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American Shaolin (1991)

PG-13 | | Action | 23 July 1992 (Germany)
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 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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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

King of the Kickboxers II See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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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

Competitor: Hey Trevor, what's with the second suit?
Trevor Gottitall: The finals.
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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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Truly Amazing!!
21 April 2004 | by RokkenDokkenSee all my reviews

American Shaolin is undoubtibly one of the best film ever made. It is a brilliant concoction of humour, action and excitement. I was mezmerised whilst watching it, at its greatness and anticipated eagerly for the outcome of events. It is an utter masterpiece in movie making and hasn't got the credit it deserves. It is an excellently made film and is exciting all the way through. I watch it at least once everyday, sometimes twice. Thats how brilliant it is. Well done Lucas Lowe for creating such a magnificent piece of work!! "the tiger grasps the pearls."


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