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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 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:

$6,607,218
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The form that the children do at the beginning of the movie is Koryo, the first form learned in WTF Tae Kwon Do as a black belt, although many schools teach it sooner. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Tommy meet Weldon for the first time the boom mic can be seen at the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[talking about the Coliseum gladiators]
Weldon: They kill their own mothers! Mean as catshit! Run over nuns!
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, the unabridged version was released on DVD in 2005. See more »


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JE N'AIME QUE TOI
Performed by Angel Ice
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The best of the Best of the Best movies
19 December 2010 | by danielv1989See all my reviews

This movie was awesome! I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a martial arts movie as much as I enjoyed this. The fighting is sensational and the performances of the actors are very convincing and even touching in parts, rare for a B martial arts film. I can honestly say I enjoyed this more than the first and consider it the best of the first two. I cannot comment on the other sequels since I haven't seen them but I will definitely check them out. If you are looking for a great authentic action and martial arts film that is chock full of mindless and brutal violence, then look no further. As I was watching the movie, all I could think was how did this film managed to slip through my fingers? Anyway, if you are into this type of thing and see it at your local video store, give it a rent. You'll be glad you did. Bottom line: this movie rocks!


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