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Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992)

David Sloan travels to Rio for a kick-box exhibition. There he saves two youngsters and stops a white slaver.


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Dennis A. Pratt (as Dennis Pratt)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Mitchell ... David Sloan
Dennis Chan ... Xian
Richard Comar Richard Comar ... Lane
Noah Verduzco Noah Verduzco ... Marcos
Alethea Miranda Alethea Miranda ... Isabella
Milton Gonçalves ... Sergeant
Ricardo Petráglia Ricardo Petráglia ... Alberto
Gracindo Júnior Gracindo Júnior ... Pete
Miguel Oniga Miguel Oniga ... Marcelo (as Miguel Orniga)
Lolô Souza Pinto Lolô Souza Pinto ... Margarida (as Leonor Gottlieb)
Renato Coutinho Renato Coutinho ... Branco
Kate Lyra Kate Lyra ... Branco's Wife
Ian Jacklin Ian Jacklin ... Martine
Manitou Felipe Manitou Felipe ... Machado (as Manitu Felipe)
Shuki Ron Shuki Ron ... Reinaldo


Together with his trainer Xian, Kickbox champion David Sloan arrives in Rio de Janeiro for a show fight. Soon he's confronted with the darker sides of the city, when pocket picker Costa tries to steal his camera. He takes him and his beautiful sister Isabella under his wings and to his fight. There Isabella gains the attention of a ruthless white-slave agent, who happens to be his opponent Martin's manager. Not long until David needs to use his fighting skill also outside the ring. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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English | Portuguese

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23 October 1992 (Turkey) See more »

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Kickboxer III: The Art of War See more »

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The man in the ring with David Sloane during his exhibition demo is Shuki Ron, the film's fight choreographer and Mitchell's martial arts trainer. See more »


Sloan's pants change from blue to white after he is captured attacking Lane's house. See more »


David Sloan: You keep your eye on Isabella. OK.
Xian: Got it covered. You just go up and fight.
[gives David this mouth guard]
Marcos: You can do it, David, you're the best.
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10 December 2001 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

David Sloan and his trainer Xian arrives in Buenos Aires for a kickboxing tournament. Once there they befriend a young boy and his sister living on the streets. When the promoter of David's championship rival turns out to be a pimp the boy's sister is stolen away due to the value of virgins. David is held captive by the pimp, Lane and is forced to do heavy work weakening his body. Can David stay focused in order to free the girl and win his fight? This should be called "Kickboxer 3 - so very lame". It should never be a series anyway! Clue to a poor series of films - if Jean Claude Van Damme bails after the first one! The plot here is lazy - it paints it's bad guys big and tries to set up a fight every so often to make it interesting. There's no characters and it's even hard to care about the children. You don't believe that any of the good guys could get hurt, so you don't care what they get into.

The performances are pretty bad, the street boy is good but Sasha Mitchell acts like a spoilt kid from LA. With his clothes and tattoos he looks a bit like a clean-cut Eminem. Dennis Chan is supposed to give comic relief as Xian, however he misses the mark most of the time and comes off looking like a low-rent Mr Miyagi from the Karate Kid series. Comar is a terrible bad guy - unbelievable and unsympathetic to the end, while Sloan's championship challenger is your standard mad, bad guy fare.

The fights are ok I guess - standard kickboxing stuff, but they are what the film is all about, and as such they should be great! They not - which I guess means the film fails on the most basic level. Overall a pretty poor film that doesn't even reach the low standard it set for itself.

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