Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of enjoyment is fantasizing that he is with Chuck Norris. Barry becomes sick of getting picked on by the bigger guys, and decides to learn karate, in hopes of one day meeting the great Chuck Norris.
A dreamer and a champion. An unbeatable team...Until his hero stepped out of his fantasies to fight at his side.
Did You Know?
This movie was filmed primarily in Houston, TX. It was the brain child of well known furniture outlet owner in partnership with Chuck Norris and his Kick Drugs out of Schools campaign, Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale, produced and invested 8 million dollars on this movie.It is believed his relationship with Chuck Norris, who starred in many commercials with "Mac" came to him with the idea of creating this film. In McIngvale's book, Always Think Big, he states going into film and producing was "extremely hard work". See more
The Frying Dragon team won the Weapons, Men's Fighting, and Breaking competitions and came in second in the Ladies' Kata. Yet somehow after that they manage to only be tied with Stone Dojo. See more
He started it.
If that's true kid, you have less brains than a woodpecker on an aluminum telephone pole.
The original UK video version has an entire scene removed, at the end of the film the nunchuck display that Barry Gabrewski does as part of the competition is missing due to censorship rules in the UK at that time. Additional cuts were made to other nunchaku and throwing stars footage, bringing the cuts total to 4 mins 38 secs. See more
References Taxi Driver
In the Hall of the Mountain King
from the Per Gynt Suite
by Edvard Grieg See more