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Balance of Power (1996)

R | | Action | 25 March 1997 (USA)
A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned ... See full summary »

Director:

Rick Bennett

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Phillip M. Good, Otto C. Pozzo (as Otto Pozzo) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... Niko
Mako ... Todo Matsumoto
Lisa Jai Lisa Jai ... Jasmine Matsumoto (as Lisa Boynton)
Denis Akiyama ... Hastishita
James Lew ... Shinji Takamura
Adrian Hough ... Slater
Lawrence Nakamura Lawrence Nakamura ... Monk #1
Peter Schindelhauer ... Monk #2
Adam Bonneau Adam Bonneau ... Billy Scott
Simon Kim Simon Kim ... Tabata
Christopher Lee Clements Christopher Lee Clements ... Bodyguard #1 (as Christopher Clements)
Phil Chiu Phil Chiu ... Bodyguard #2
Scott Hogarth Scott Hogarth ... Swordsman #1
Dave Geneau Dave Geneau ... Swordsman #2
Sasha St. George Sasha St. George ... Leo
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A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned down in the street by the gang, he swears revenge. Meanwhile the gang leader is setting up a death match between the best fighters and is forcing a former trainer to find a new champion by threatening his granddaughter. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bosszú ökle See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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The title was changed to "Hidden Tiger" for the 2002 DVD UK realease to capitalise on the success of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. See more »

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This is a great martial arts movie.
23 February 1999 | by KenpokilSee all my reviews

I like this movie not only because I think Billy Blanks is a great martial artist, but because it has a really good training scene. Some of the fight scenes in this movie have moves in it that look impossible. If you want a good karate movie, watch Balance of Power.


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