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The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.

Director:

Lucas Lowe

Writers:

Keith W. Strandberg (screenplay), See-Yuen Ng (original story) (as Ng See Yuen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Avedon ... Jake Donahue
Richard Jaeckel ... Captain O'Day
Don Stroud ... Anderson
Billy Blanks ... Khan
Sherrie Rose ... Molly
William Long Jr. William Long Jr. ... Big Boss (as William Long)
David Michael Sterling David Michael Sterling ... Mr. McKinney
Keith Cooke ... Prang
Ong Soo Han Ong Soo Han ... Thasi (as Ong)
Jerry Trimble ... Drug Dealer
Bruce Fontaine Bruce Fontaine ... Dan Handel (as Bruce Richard Fontaine)
Patrick Shuck Patrick Shuck ... Young Jake
John Kay John Kay ... Mr. Director
Michael Depasquale Jr. ... Sean Donahue
Dean Harrington Dean Harrington ... Radioman
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Storyline

Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve his fighting skills; he asks Phang, the only person in the whole world who ever had Khan down on his back, to train him until he is a match for him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In the Ring of Death, only one man can become king!

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Action | Crime | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Retreat, No Surrender 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The costumes worn by Loren Avedon and Billy Blanks during the climatic fight in the cage have meaning: the traditional robe and mask worn by Avedon represents the higher Hindu deity Hanuman, whose accomplishments include vanquishing the demon lord Ravana, whose costume was worn by Blanks. See more »

Goofs

Billy Blank's character Khan was written in the script as being part Thai. Nevertheless he doesn't speak one word of Thai throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Jake Donahue: [shouts] Let... the girl... go!
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Connections

Follows No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) See more »

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Snuff + Kung-Fu: Great fun!
2 February 2007 | by ultra_tippergoreSee all my reviews

This is how martial arts film should be (excluding Ricky-Oh that is the best movie ever).An undercover "kickboxer" cop travel to Thailand to investigate some kung fu movies were they really kill people, "snuff kung fu" movies. He also have a personal interest, one of the killers is the guy who killed his brother 10 years ago. The movie is similar in structure to Kickboxer(the one with Van Damme) but this one is ten times more entertaining...you know, the guy who seeks revenge, training and fighting. The dialogs are ridiculous like in every movie of this kind but some fights are very cool. but the plus of the "snuff" movies is the key. Also, the character played by Billy Blanks as the "executor" in the snuff films looks like an inspiration to Machine in 8mm.Very recommended!


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