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Champions (1997)

R | | Action | 23 May 1997 (Germany)
William Rockman is a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... William Rockman
... Max Brito
... The King
... Steele Manheim
Bobbie Blackford ... Sgt. Kimberly Pepatone
Robin Joi Brown ... Mary
Kimberly Rowe ... Daria
... Technoid
... Raymond Rockman
... Chip
... Senator Able
... Vedder
J.P. Wensel ... Kobe
... Largos
Lelagi Togisala ... Jackal (as Butch Togisala)
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William Rockman is a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat has been banned by the government and has gone underground. The "new" Terminal Combat is just that; one combatant in each match usually does not live to tell about the experience. When Rockman's younger brother is killed in one of the underground matches by his old rival, the King, Rockman enters the tournament to exact revenge on the King, not knowing that the King and his wife, Daria, have been enslaved by Max Brito, the tournament's greedy promoter. When it becomes known that Brito intends to rake in huge bucks for a rematch between Rockman and the King (their last fight 5 years before had ended in a draw), and that he also intends to kill the King either inside or outside of the ring (and therefore keep Daria for himself as a concubine), Rockman, the King, and other tournament survivors band ... Written by The Fox

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Rated R for brutal and pervasive violence, language and some sexuality
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William Rockman: [to Raymond Rockman] You're not Bruce Lee. You're not even Kathy Lee.
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Is a consistant plot too much to ask for?
22 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie because I am a fan of Ken Shamrock from his UFC days and his current WWF days. Boy, I wish I had my $3 back. The worst part of ANY movie is when the director, or edidor, or whomever, cannot string together a plot. When you jump from place to place, how can you follow the story, or even care. I thought this was an action movie, so could we have stayed and shown more action? And if this was about illegal shootfighting, with one dude, or lady dying every fight, how the heck did that tattooed dude get back in the film near the end. And since when does a punch in the jaw KILL somebody. And what was up with that big electronic zit on Shamrocks neck??? AGGHHHHH.


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