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Bloodsport III (1996)

Alex Cardo must battle in a fight to end all fights - not only for his own honor, but also to avenge the death of Sun after he is spitefully killed by crime boss Duvalier.


Alan Mehrez


James Williams (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Bernhardt ... Alex Cardo
John Rhys-Davies ... Jacques Duvalier
Amber Kelleher-Andrews Amber Kelleher-Andrews ... Crystal Duvalier (as Amber Van Lent)
Uni Park ... Shari
James Hong ... Master Sun
Pat Morita ... David Leung
Rajiv Chandrasekhar Rajiv Chandrasekhar ... Franco / Voice of Shopkeeper / Kumite Announcer
David Schatz David Schatz ... Jason Cardo
Steven Ito Steven Ito ... Yoong (as Steve Ito)
Master Hee Il Cho Master Hee Il Cho ... Judge Macado
Gerald Okamura ... Voice of the Judge (voice)
Nicholas R. Oleson Nicholas R. Oleson ... The Beast (as Nicholas Oleson)
Marcus Young ... Bandit #1
Charlie Chen Charlie Chen ... Bandit #2
Gary Lai Gary Lai ... Bandit #3


Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his mentor, teacher, and spiritual "father", when Sun is spitefully killed by crime boss Duvalier. In order to defeat Beast, destroy Duvalier, and avenge Sun's death, Alex turns to Leung, to whom he was indebted in Bloodsport II. Leung directs him to the great shaman, Makato "the Judge", to whom Alex must turn for guidance. The judge teaches him to fully channel the energy in his mind and body, in order to rout the Beast in the Kumite. Written by <tkroll@chs.cusd.claremont.edu>

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Did You Know?


Daniel Bernhardt revealed in an interview with Scott Adkins on web-camera (available on YouTube) that Van Damme was initially considered to reprise the starring role. See more »


When Alex goes to the warehouse from the note, he slides over a table full of money, in the next shot the money is gone from the table and isn't on the floor either. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1996 UK video was cut by 26 secs with edits to shots of Lima Lama's arm, hand and neck being broken, and Alex punching Beast in the throat. The Metrodome DVD features the same cut print. See more »


Follows Bloodsport (1988) See more »


Rhythm Of The Kumite
Composed and Produced by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
Vocalist: Andrew Kobliska
(c) 1995 Courtesy Six Feet Five Music
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Not as good as the 2nd Bloodsport
10 September 2005 | by SteveDonnachie20022001See all my reviews

When I first saw bloodsport 2 I was so impressed. Bloodsport 2 had everything. Lots of fighters,a ruthless villain{Demon} and the character of Alex Cardo was cool. The story was good. A man sent to prison and makes friends with a man who becomes a mentor to him. And the man teaches him the Iron hand and Alex in return fights in the Kumite to win his friends freedom and to honor him for making Alex a changed man.

Then we come to Bloodsport 3. I was expecting another good movie. Instead I was let down. Don't get me wrong. The only good part about this movie is the fight scenes. Thats it.

This movie didn't have many fight scenes. Or for that matter many fighters. And the main villain/fighter the beast,is no where as awesome and ruthless as the Demon from the second film. He seemed slow and tired at times and it looked liked they had to stop the fights just so the guy could regain his breath.

Not to mention the storyline. What was the point of Alex having to go re learn martial arts if he already knew how to fight. All he would have to have done is use the iron hand on the beast and win the damn thing.

And the fighters in this movie wern't as good. They seemed skinny as hell and arrogant.

This movie shouldn't have been made. Or it needed another storyline. A better storyline. Stick with the first 2 films. Don't waste your time on this movie. It will disappoint you start to finish.

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13 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Central Province, Sri Lanka

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