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Mortal Kombat (1995)

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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 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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FIGHT! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

The Threshold Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Combate Mortal 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Al Leong & John Cheung were considered for the role of Shang Tsung. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 21 mins) Shang Tsung's hair changes several times between shots in the first part of his fight: different strands of hair become loose with each angle change, and after he gets punched down, it's perfect again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chan: No! Please!
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Crazy Credits

Play Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) at arcades everywhere. See more »

Alternate Versions

The TBS Superstation version removes some of the more violent sound effects, e.g. bones crunching or arms twisting, and also two bad words... The "I smell something" comment is followed by silence and the obscenity can only be seen being said. Also, complete removal of the offensive word after, "Those were $500 sunglasses", which worked out fine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) See more »

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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A very kick-butt adaptation of the Mortal Kombat Storyline.
18 November 1998 | by epsSee all my reviews

This movie is, in my opinion, the BEST transfer of an Arcade Game to Movie to be seen anywhere. It incorporates much of the hidden storyline behind Mortal Kombat (things later revealed through MK2 and MK3 video games) and takes a blend of the character's humanity (from love to hate the spectrum is there) to bring full realization to the human content in Mortal Kombat, that we control our own destiny, and the consequences of our choices are what we must deal within our lives. I recommend this movie to anyone looking for a great action/martial arts film that has a decent storyline combined with spectacular effects and martial arts.


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