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Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)

A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.

Director:

Phillip Rhee

Writers:

Barry Gray (screenplay), Deborah Scott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Rhee ... Tommy Lee
Christopher McDonald ... Sheriff Jack Banning
Gina Gershon ... Margo Preston
Mark Rolston ... Donnie Hansen
Peter Simmons Peter Simmons ... Owen Tucker
Anzu Lawson ... Karen Banning (as Cristina Anzu Lawson)
Dee Wallace ... Georgia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Tiny
Justin Brentley Justin Brentley ... Luther Phelps Jr.
Andra R. Ward Andra R. Ward ... Rev. Luther Phelps Sr.
Barbara Boyd Barbara Boyd ... Isabel Jackson
Kitao Sakurai ... Justin Banning
Cole S. McKay ... Bo (as Cole McKay)
Steve Hulin Steve Hulin ... Tre
Jack C. Thomas Jack C. Thomas ... Mr. Morgan
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Storyline

A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for shootings and martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1995 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

No Turning Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedford, Indiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Eric Roberts was offered a chance to reprise his role as Alex Grady but decided to appear in The Nature of the Beast (1995) instead. Roberts felt that appearing in the film would undermine Tommy Lee's story. See more »

Goofs

According to Best of the Best and _Best of the Best II (1993)_, Tommy only had a brother. Tommy's brother was killed during a match when Tommy was only a boy, making Tommy an only child, but in this film he suddenly has a sister. See more »

Quotes

Donnie Hansen: [In the middle of the final fight with Tommy] Now we'll see what colour your blood is.
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Alternate Versions

The 15-rated UK release of this film was cut by 44 seconds by the BBFC with edits to the scene where Margo is assaulted and her clothes cut with a knife. See more »

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

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Overworked plot, but good lesson.
9 August 1999 | by ace531See all my reviews

This was a movie that had an overused plot. The martial arts expert who comes in and single handedly saves a town. If the movie were to be rated just by the plot, I would give it a 1, but I do believe that a movie is more than just the surface appearance. This movie also had a strong anti-racism message behind it. It showed the affects of racism and the sheer hate and terror that go with it. Watching it is enough to make you want to do something about the problem of racism yourself. So on moral grounds, I would give this movie a 10. However, the plot was inconsistent at times, the acting was cheesy, and this type of movie has been made so many times that you get tired of just hearing about it. Overall, I can only give this movie a 4.


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