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The Quest (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 26 April 1996 (USA)
A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary "Lost City", located in Tibet. They plan 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

Christopher Dubois 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 trodden 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 ... Written by Tim Kroll <tkroll@chs.cusd.cusd.claremont.edu>

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Taglines:

A lost city, A man of destiny, A test of honor... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The book from which Christopher Dubois is supposedly reading, and closes before the credits roll, has two short paragraphs that seems to resemble the theme of the movie, and then transitions into an ad for luxury yachts. See more »

Goofs

On the Region 1 DVD in the special features it has a filmography for Jean Claude Van Damme the first film on which is Abominable (1998), however that film never got past the planning stages and at the time was listed as an in-production project for him until around 2000. See more »

Quotes

Riggi: Hey, clown boy! Get off of my street.
Christopher Dubois: Wait a minute.
Riggi: Hey, Dubois, what are you sick in the head or something? Please, grow up, go get yourself some new and nice clothes and come to work for me.
Christopher Dubois: I don't work for nobody.
Riggi: It's too bad, Dubois, it's too bad, you're a wasted talent, but nuts case, you know that. Suit yourself.
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Alternate Versions

The Finnish video version is also cut, 1 minute 19 seconds of violence had been removed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Criminal Lovers (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Pad Thai
Written and Produced by Elton Ahi (as Elton F. Ahi)
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User Reviews

great, action packed, tight movie.
20 October 2002 | by xakumaSee all my reviews

This movie is an awesome film that is really under rated. I am very into martial arts movies and I dont care how corny or stupid and I liked how this one was similiar to Van Dammes greatest "Bloodsport", I always like the "secret tournament, nobody knows about, in a hidden location" type movies, they never get old no matter how many times the plot is done over. If your one of those "oh it seems so scripted and not enough realism" type of watchers then dont get it, but if you block all that out and just focus on what the movie is really about then this is an awesome A+ movie. Great fight scenes and a good combination of different martial art styles.


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