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Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)

R | | Action | 5 May 1993 (USA)
Fight matches, that end when a man is either unconscious or dead, are fought in Tijuana. 2 naive friends, hoping to make a quick buck, go there. One owes money to a loan shark - giving them plenty of practice in no rule fights.

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Patrick Alan (as Pat Alan)

Writers:

Judd Lynn (as Judd B. Lynn), Larry Felix Jr. (as Larry Feliz Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bolo Yeung ... Shingo
Maryam d'Abo ... Cheryl Walker
William Zabka ... Ruben
Michael Bernardo ... Nick Walker
Sigal Diamant ... Jill
Martin Kove ... Mr. Lee
Edward Albert ... Mr. C
James Pax ... Teng
Lang Yung Lang Yung ... Shingo's Mother
Sagiv Diamant Sagiv Diamant ... Kid with Basketball
Alexia Damon Alexia Damon ... Girl in Karate School
Richard Eden ... Ellison
Jack Ong ... Official
George Cheung ... Master
Hakim Alston Hakim Alston ... Champion
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Storyline

Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo. Written by <anthony-adam@tamu.edu>

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It'll tear your heart out! See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shootfighter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

ANA Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This film reunites William Zabka and Martin Kove from The Karate Kid (1984). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 29 mins) In the end fight, Lee fights Shingo. Lee throws several punches to Shingo's head. Shingo dodges them, but you still hear a punch impact sound. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK New Age video was cut by 1 min 34 secs and removed all footage of nunchakus as well as heavy cuts to a man's heart being torn out, shots of a man spitting blood with a slashed throat, Shadow biting Andreov's arm and spitting out the flesh, and heavy edits to Lee's face being beaten and his arm broken by Shingo. The cuts were fully waived for the 2002 DVD. See more »

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For action and martial arts fans only
19 September 2005 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

I bought this one hoping for a fighting movie with Bolo Yeung as the main character. I was wrong about that. Bolo is more of a supporting character in the movie, and he only has one real fight. That was a disappointment to me, although the two main characters in the movie are OK. When it comes to the fight scenes, they're far from the best that I've seen. But, I've seen a lot worse too (try the totally ridiculous "Gladiator Cop", for example). The whole movie looks a bit cheap. The fight scenes are also very brutal, I guess they're the most brutal scenes I've seen I a martial arts movie. I have no problem with that, but I didn't really see the point in it. If you're not a hardcore action/martial arts-fan, you won't find any entertainment in this movie.


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