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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.


Phillip Rhee


Barry Gray (screenplay), Deborah Scott (screenplay)




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


While visiting his sister, Tommy Lee discovers a band of ruthless white supremacists is planning to shatter the peace of a small rural community. But what these thugs don't realize is that with Tommy, they're in for the fight of their lives. With the help of an honorable sheriff and a headstrong young teacher, Tommy battles back against the hateful group, waging war with everything he has to protect the town. Now, there's no turning back.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


After seeing the finished product Eric Roberts said he was disappointed and that it seemed like a home movie. See more »


Obvious rubber baseball bat used to break the sliding glass door. See more »


Tommy Lee: Just remember your blood is as red as mine!
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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 »


Follows Best of the Best II (1993) See more »

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A step down from the last, but has its moments
2 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

BEST OF THE BEST 3: NO TURNING BACK steps even further away from the tournament set-up of the original movie to offer straightforward straight-to-video action thrills from leading man Phillip Rhee. Rhee is the sole returning cast member from the first two movies, although he steps up to direct here as well as star in what turns out to be a typically over the top, mildly entertaining slice of mid-'90s entertainment.

This time around the setting is the small, ubiquitous town in one of the southern states. Rhee turns up and soon uncovers a hotbed of racism and murder, brought about by the antics of the cult-ish members of the local church, which bears more than a passing similarity to Westboro Baptist Church. Cue lots of violent fist fights, shoot-outs and explosives, achieved in the best low budget '90s way.

BEST OF THE BEST 3 isn't as good as the previous film in this series - the action isn't as hard-hitting or as well staged - but it's not bad and could be a lot worse. Rhee is a dependable hero type, and the supporting cast is packed with familiar aces: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION's Mark Rolston as the baddie, R. Lee Ermey as a preacher, Gina Gershon as a potential love interest, Dee Wallace-Stone as a townswoman, and the hulking Michael Bailey Smith (THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake) as a thug.

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Release Date:

17 May 1995 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bedford, Indiana, USA See more »

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Production Co:

The Movie Group See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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