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Best of the Best II (1993)

The Colosseum is the fighting arena owned by the champion Bracus. Now after the death of their friend, Rhee and Roberts want revenge.

Director:

Robert Radler

Writers:

Max Strom (screenplay), John Allen Nelson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Alex Grady
Phillip Rhee ... Tommy Lee
Chris Penn ... Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
Edan Gross ... Walter Grady
Ralf Moeller ... Brakus
Meg Foster ... Sue MacCauley
Sonny Landham ... James
Wayne Newton ... Weldon
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Grandma
Simon Rhee ... Dae Han
Claire Stansfield ... Greta
Hayward Nishioka Hayward Nishioka ... Sae Jin Kwon
Ken Nagayama Ken Nagayama ... Yung June
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... Charlie
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Stavros
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Storyline

In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to avenge their friend's death by defeating Brakus and shutting down the fight club. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedst af de bedste 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,931, 7 March 1993

Gross USA:

$6,608,687

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,608,687
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The guard that Alex stabs in the hand with a pencil late in the movie is the same actor that played Burt who got in the bar fight with Travis in the first movie. See more »

Goofs

In the arena Tommy Lee fights Khan who is with the nunchakus. Lying on his back, Tommy does a hop-up to kick Khan. In the first shot, it is clear that Tommy is rolling to his back after the kick. In the next shot, he does the same move but jumps to his feet instead. See more »

Quotes

Grandma: Are you gonna help Tommy?
James: Sure. I'll help him. Be my pleasure to help the boy.
James: [hands her a dollar] Here. Give him that for a bowl of soup.
Grandma: I know what happened to you, and what you think it cost you. But the son who left me many moons ago in search of his manhood came back to me a drunken, self pitying, overgrown child. You are a terrible example for our people and a disgrace to your mother. You have an opportunity now to do some good.
[begins walking away, then turns to him]
Grandma: Help Tommy or pack ...
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Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film had 1 minute 31 seconds pre-cut by the distributor. The cuts are as follows:
  • The duel between Tommy (Philip Rhee) and the Asian, ponytailed gladiator has been severly shortened for the U.K prints. A lengthy segment of the fight in which the gladiator uses two pairs of silver nunchakus is missing.
  • The scene lasts twice as long in the uncut version, which has been shown in the past on Sky. The version currently screening on Bravo, however, appears to be the same as the video except for an extra shot of James (Tommy's native brother) having his finger blown off - which isn't in Sky's print.
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Connections

Followed by Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

NO GUTS, NO GLORY
Performed by Jeff Steele
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It was great!
20 April 1999 | by Stav13See all my reviews

This movie was great! I believe that the violence went with the story. Excellent script, great sound effects editing and best of all a character in the movie was named Stavros! If you are unemployed and have lots of free time, then for pete's sake, watch this film!


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