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The Quest (1996)

A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary 'Lost City', located in Tibet. They plans to steal a priceless statue 'Golden Dragon' during the martial arts tournament.

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Frank Dux (story), Jean-Claude Van Damme (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Christopher Dubois
Roger Moore ... Lord Edgar Dobbs
James Remar ... Maxie Devine
Janet Gunn ... Carrie Newton
Jack McGee ... Harry Smythe
Aki Aleong ... Khao
Abdel Qissi ... Khan (Mongolian Fighter)
Louis Mandylor ... Riggi
Chang Ching Peng Chaplin Chang Ching Peng Chaplin ... Master Tchi
Ryan Cutrona ... Officer O'Keefe
Shane Meier ... Red
Matt Lyon Matt Lyon ... Billy
Jen Sung ... Phang (Siamese Fighter) (as Jen Sung Outerbridge)
Peter Wong Peter Wong ... Chinese Fighter
Kitao Koji ... Sumo Wrestler
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Storyline

Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers, sold by pirates and thrust into the murky underworld of gambling and kickboxing, Chris' journey takes him to forbidding Muay Thai Island where deadly martial arts are taught, the colonial splendor of British East Asia, the dank back alleys of Bangkok, desolate deserts once trod by the warriors of Genghis Khan and finally, the ancient Lost City. There he must face the ultimate test of his manhood in the fabled Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes. He must reach deep inside and access all of the determination, strength of character and sense of selfless honor within in order to triumph over this final obstacle... Written by Tim Kroll <tkroll@chs.cusd.cusd.claremont.edu>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and martial arts fights | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kalandor See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,029,120, 26 April 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,400,547
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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography "My Word is My Bond", Sir Roger Moore states that the film was a disorganized production that was running out of money, due to poor preparation. He credits Second Unit Director Peter MacDonald for bringing it all together. See more »

Goofs

One fight announced was "Siam vs. Africa", but Africa was and is a continent, not a country! See more »

Quotes

Lord Edgar Dobbs: Chris! We were looking for you, weren't we?
Harry Smythe: Hmm, we were looking for you.
Lord Edgar Dobbs: Good to see you again, my boy. You got a little muscle, now famous. I always said you'd make it, right?
Harry Smythe: Hmm.
Christopher Dubois: You owe me.
Lord Edgar Dobbs: Yes, I do, Chris. And I always repay my debts. What do you want?
Christopher Dubois: The Golden Dragon.
Lord Edgar Dobbs: The Golden what?
Christopher Dubois: The Golden Dragon in the Lost City.
Lord Edgar Dobbs: Lost City?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Despite its PG-13 rating in the US, this film was rated 18 in the UK, and the video version had a double earclap removed. See more »

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Written and Produced by Elton Ahi (as Elton F. Ahi)
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epic
15 October 2000 | by veinbreakerSee all my reviews

It really get son my nerves when people criticize some films that are actually good. This film was great. It is in my opinion the best Vand Damme film ever. It has story/action/heart and mystery and the highlight of the film were the last battles which showed different fighters from the whole world (ala streetfighter 2) all showing off their capabilities. this movie also has an EPIC feel to it and I don't know what people mean by 'poor' movie cause this looked pretty expensive to me. Roger Moore was cool here too. SO was the babe. Give this a chance people.


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