Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writers:

Ed Boon (video games), John Tobias (video games) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Lord Raiden
Robin Shou ... Liu Kang
Linden Ashby ... Johnny Cage
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Shang Tsung
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Sonya Blade (as Bridgette Wilson)
Talisa Soto ... Kitana
Trevor Goddard ... Kano
Chris Casamassa ... Scorpion
François Petit ... Sub-Zero
Keith Cooke ... Reptile (as Keith H. Cooke)
Hakim Alston Hakim Alston ... Fighting Monk
Kenneth Edwards Kenneth Edwards ... Art Lean
John Fujioka ... Chief Priest
Daniel Haggard ... Assistant Director
Sandy Helberg ... Director
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Storyline

Based on the popular video game of the same name "Mortal Kombat" tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory... Written by CyberRax

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Choose Your Destiny... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts action and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A music video was created for the KMFDM single "Juke Joint Jezebel" and featured clips of fight scenes from the movie, but it was pulled by MTV due to complaints about its violent content. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) When Johnny, Liu, and Sonya are talking to Rayden on the deck of the boat, the night sky and stars in the background are clearly black drapes with lights. The folds in the cloth can be clearly seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chan: No! Please!
Shang Tsung: You're brother's soul is mine!
Chan: Liu!
Shang Tsung: You will be next.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, a "Flawless victory!" pronouncement is heard.

This statement is used generally in the Mortal Kombat saga on a battle's end, and is used here for the completion of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK versions were missing shots of nunchaku, Scorpion's "snake" attacking Johnny Cage and a brief moment from the Art Lean/Goro fight. These cuts were waived for the 2003 EIV DVD. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Juke-Joint Jezebel (Metropolis Mix)
Written by En Esch, Sascha Konietzko, Gunter Schulz, Raymond Watts
Performed by KMFDM
Courtesy of Wax Trax Records Inc./TVT Records
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Test your might
30 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

"Mortal Kombat" in my opinion is just an awesome movie. I think because I was such a fan of the video games, the days when Sega was the "thang". LOL, way before Playstation there was Sega! But, I really just loved the characters and this story just always appealed to me. I think because also my friends and I enjoyed acting the movie and video game out. No, we didn't kill each other, we just loved the characters.

Yes, despite this being a typical video game movie, I still think it was cool to watch, still to this day I don't mind watching. It has an awesome soundtrack, excellent moves, and a great look and feel to the movie itself. Just let go and have fun with it, if you enjoyed the video games, I think you should enjoy "Mortal Kombat". It's just cool to watch and keeps you on the edge of your seat in excitement!

7/10


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Official Sites:

The Threshold Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,283,887, 20 August 1995

Gross USA:

$70,454,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,195,920
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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