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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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Last time, they learned to play by the rules. This time, they must learn to play without any. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The man who was stabbed with the pencil (Kane Hodder) was also the same man famous for playing Jason Voorhees in four Friday the 13th films (7, 8, 9, and 10) See more »

Goofs

When Alex is driving with tommy and Walter on the highway with the wind mills after the thugs try and kill them the helicopter filming the scene is visible in the window of the ford explorer. You can even hear the helicopter, See more »

Quotes

Weldon: The winner and new owner of the Coliseum, Mr. Tommy Lee! Say a few words, champ.
Tommy Lee: The Coliseum is closed.
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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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(TO BE) THE BEST OF THE BEST
Performed by Mark Free
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Not as good as the first one,but good in an other way.
14 September 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

Not as good as the original. In this second movie of Best of the Best,we only see a few of the people from the original.

This movie does not take place in a karate tournement,but instead in the coloseum which is a place where it is arranged illegal fights to the death. This movie has much more hardcore fighting and explicit violence than the original,but it misses those important moments that the original had.

Even though this movie does not show friendship and feelings like the original,it still is very entertaining.

So I advice all fans of the genre to go see this one,because it has some really impressing fighting scenes.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Best of the Best II 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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