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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


Get ready for the ultimate challenge!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


David Boreanaz appears as a parking valet outside the club. He is seen very briefly after the opening credits and later is seen being handed a ticket, just as the two main protagonists enter the club to confront the manager. See more »


When Alex and Tommy go to the Coliseum to search for Travis, and they question Weldon, he says the Coliseum is a dance club, period. Alex responds "Travis Brickley doesn't dance." Travis did plenty of dancing in Best of the Best. See more »


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 your...
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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

Disgusting, Violent, Awesome!!
29 January 2001 | by javaAZSee all my reviews

Not quite Jean Claude Van Damme, but still excellent karate action. This is Eric Roberts at his best for sure!! My kids use it to psyche up for football and my girl uses it to get pumped for her judo competitions. If I could find this on DVD I'd play it around the clock!!

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Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Best of the Best II See more »


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,931, 7 March 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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