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Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R | | Action, Sport | 14 June 1991 (USA)
A kickboxing instructor unwillingly returns to the world of competition - and stakes go sky high when he runs into the men that killed his brothers.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Mark DiSalle (characters), Jean-Claude Van Damme (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Mitchell ... David Sloan
Peter Boyle ... Justin Maciah
Dennis Chan ... Xian Chow
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Sanga
John Diehl ... Jack
Michel Qissi ... Tong Po
Heather McComb ... Lisa
Vince Murdocco ... Brian Wagner
Humberto Ortiz Humberto Ortiz ... Joey
Matthias Hues ... Neil Vargas
Emmanuel Kervyn Emmanuel Kervyn ... Kurt Sloan
Joe Restivo Joe Restivo ... Ring Announcer
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Thai Thug
Brian Austin Green ... Tommy
Brent Kelly Brent Kelly ... Carl
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Storyline

This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is the brother Van Damme's Kurt Sloan. He runs a Karate gym. Now Mr. Sangha, the Thai government official who handles Tong Po, the brutal kickboxer whom Van Damme in the previous movie, wishes that Tong Po would have another shot at Kurt Sloan, so he could vindicate himself but Tong Po in a fit of rage shot and killed him thus depriving him of an opportunity to face him again. But when they hear of David, they decide that he will be the one whom Tong Po will face to regain his honor. But when David is injured, Xian David's teacher is brought over to help him with his recovery. And when he recovers, they set David up to fight Tong Po; who will survive? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

The Ultimate Rematch. The Bloodiest Battle. The Final Revenge. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kickboxer 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$444,239, 16 June 1991

Gross USA:

$1,250,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,250,712
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Neither Sasha Mitchell nor Michel Qissi ever touched real broken glass during the final fight scene: the "glass" worn on their fists is actually silicone ice, and a fake human arm (cast from the fist of props coordinator Tighe Barry)was used in the shot wherein David Sloan rubs his fist into the container of glass shards. See more »

Goofs

When David delivers the final kick to Sanga, he raises his left leg to kick but in the next frame it is clearly his right leg which comes out and makes contact to Sanga's face. The right-leg is also a prop made of rubber as you can see the crews hand holding onto the thigh part and the rubber foot flopping/wobbling when contact is made. The following frame shows David bringing back his left leg after the right-legged kick. See more »

Quotes

Xian Chow: [David comes out of the hospital on crutches] May we begin now!
David Sloan: Look man, I don't want none of your help, OK? I don't want anyone near me right now!
Xian Chow: You need me, it's simple logic.
David Sloan: You didn't do my brothers any good, what the hell do you think you're gonna do for me!
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Alternate Versions

At the time of its release, there was a longer version which showed Tong Po training and re-fighting Jean-Claude Van Damme's character Kurt Sloane (played by Emmanuel Kervyn this time). By all accounts the fight scenes were better than the actual end-fight, so the scenes containing Kurt, Eric and Xian's niece Mylee were cut down to a few seconds, showing Kurt Sloane with the bullet hole in the head and Tong Po walking away. See more »

Connections

Followed by Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Alone
Performed by Savoy Brown
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Acceptable sequel
7 March 2010 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

First of all, I daresay that the rating for this movie is too low. I give it a 5 out of 10, which is more in line with the overall quality of this than the measly 3.3 displayed on the IMDb at the moment. It's of course nowhere near as good as the first Kickboxer, but it doesn't have to be. Sasha Mitchell is no van Damme, but he does his job in a way I won't complain about. One of the good things about this is the return of Michael Qissi as Tong Po. This gives a link to the first film and makes the whole thing more interesting. But most importantly, the fight scenes are decent, the plot is not that bad and if you sit back and relax you'll see that this movie is entertaining if you have the right kind of expectations beforehand. Nothing Oscar-worthy, but as a simple martial arts/action movie this is more than OK for a night's viewing.


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