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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.


Robert Radler


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




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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This is the only Best of the Best sequel to be directed by the first film's director, Robert Radler. Future sequels would be directed by star Phillip Rhee. See more »


As Walter is playing Tetris, he turns to his dad Alex and starts talking. The game on the screen continues like someone would still be playing it - several blocks move horizontally, rotate and then descend rapidly even after Walter has put the controller away. See more »


Alex Grady: [as Brakus' guards approach Alex and Dae Han] You ready to get your clothes dirty?
Dae Han: What about you?
Alex Grady: It's a rental.
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Alternate Versions

For the 2007 American DVD release, the few seconds of previous cuts were wavered (such as the half second close up shot of James's left ring and pinkie finger shot off) and the film maintained an R rating. See more »


Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »


Performed by Public Nuisance
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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,931, 7 March 1993

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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