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The Quest (1996)

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,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Christopher Dubois
... Lord Edgar Dobbs
... Maxie Devine
... Carrie Newton
... Harry Smythe
... Khao
Abdel Qissi ... Khan (Mongolian Fighter)
... Riggi
Chang Ching Peng Chaplin ... Master Tchi
... Officer O'Keefe
... Red
Matt Lyon ... Billy
... Phang (Siamese Fighter) (as Jen Sung Outerbridge)
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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Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and martial arts fights | See all certifications »

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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

When the production was running out of money, many of the crew were asked to work for free to keep filming on schedule. The producers promptly found the money for the filming, when said crew laughed at them, and threatened to strike. See more »

Goofs

Spanish fighter wearing Albanian flag on his belt instead of Spanish. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lord Edgar Dobbs: Trust me.
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Connections

Referenced in Les amants criminels (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Pad Thai
Written and Produced by Elton Ahi (as Elton F. Ahi)
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A fine example of "film d'martial arts"..
19 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Quest is certainly one of JCVD's best. It has a quite good epic story and style which generally you cannot see in a martial arts movie. Come on people, this is action and so evaluate it in its genre. Emancipate yourselves from "film d'art" complexes. Give its right, this is an exquisite "film d'martial arts"..


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