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Raw Target (1995)

Johnny Rider is a kickboxing champion with a past. When he finds out a gang of drug dealers is responsible for the murder of his brother, Johnny becomes a man with only one thing on his mind...revenge.

Director:

Tim Spring
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dale Cook Dale Cook ... Johnny Rider
Ron Hall Ron Hall ... Bill Williams
Nicholas Hill Nicholas Hill ... Rod Sparks (as Nick Hill)
Mychelle Charters Mychelle Charters ... Susan Wells
Robert Marius ... Mike (as Robert Marcus)
Ned Hourani Ned Hourani ... Nick
John Barwise John Barwise ... Tripe
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Tiger
David Smith David Smith ... Eddie
Steve Rogers Steve Rogers ... Larry
Nick Nicholson Nick Nicholson ... Clive
John Cook John Cook ... Gabe Rider
Zennie Reynolds Zennie Reynolds ... Roc Williams
Mike Eagan Mike Eagan ... Johnnys Cornerman
Patrick Eagan Patrick Eagan ... Rocs Cornerman
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Johnny Rider is a kickboxing champion with a past. When he finds out a gang of drug dealers is responsible for the murder of his brother, Johnny becomes a man with only one thing on his mind...revenge.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody shootings and martial arts violence, a sex scene and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1995 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodfight 5 - Die Abrechnung im Ring See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Raw Target
Written by Jun Lupito
Performed by Gracy Carlson
1994 Davian International Ltd.
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Am I crazy or is this one weird, cool, no-budget ass whooping kick boxing film?
13 February 2007 | by DrScoreSee all my reviews

I think this was shot in the Phillipines, and that some of the cast and crew were drugged out ex- pats who had worked on Apocalypse Now and never made it home. Many of the same also show up in American Kickboxer 2, including the producer, the star, and one of the editors. But whatever they were on, it somehow works. This film has weird, sometimes funny dialogue, and the action sequences are violent and effective. Everything gels, though it's often teetering on the edge of bad. There's even a fight that crashes through a movie set. It's wild.

Dale "Apollo" Cook is the star. He's sort of forgotten in kick boxing movie lore, hidden in the shadows of even Cynthia Rothrock, but he's not bad at all. His character really does seem like a Yank stuck in some horrible, mosquito infested no-man's land who has to fight his way out. That was probably his experience working on the film, too. I'm not recommending this for just anyone. I think you need to watch it late at night, while in the middle of some crazy binge, and you're experiencing intense clarity about life, and you just can't be bothered by any phony baloney pretentious BS.


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