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Kickboxing Academy (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sport | 5 May 1999 (USA)
Watch your nose in the hallways, these guys can really kick. In this fight flick, the students of a kickboxing academy take on students from a rival school.


Richard Gabai


Richard Gabai, L.A. Maddox (as L.A. Maddox)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chyler Leigh ... Cindy
David Everett David Everett ... Brian
Christopher Khayman Lee ... Danny (as Christopher Lee)
Daphne Duplaix ... Melinda (as Daphnee Duplait)
Eric Miranda Eric Miranda ... Chet (as Eric 'E.T.' Miranda)
Kely McClung Kely McClung ... Treck
Cory Ferguson Cory Ferguson ... Soupy
Matt Davis Matt Davis ... Stan
Justin DePrume Justin DePrume ... Barry
Connor Reilly Connor Reilly ... Jason (as Conner Reilly)
Donna Barnes ... June
Steven Bauer ... Carl
Tony Pacheco Tony Pacheco ... Tarbeck
James Gallen James Gallen ... Jam
Tom Scalise Tom Scalise ... Maddox


A young former kickboxer is needed for his old school as they prepare for competition against a rival school for ownership. But, the young kickboxer is afraid after nearly killing someone in a earlier tournament. He must now make his try to put his past behind him or his friends lose their school. Written by Albert Valentin

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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Boxer See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Pan Am Pictures See more »
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Did You Know?


Ross Hagen narrates the trailer for this film. See more »


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Ed Wood would be proud
30 August 2001 | by fushnicken69See all my reviews

I was flipping through the channels one unproductive day and I happened upon this flick on Showtime. I don't know why I stopped flipping when I came to it. It was just one of those crazy things that happens. But I'm glad I stopped because I witnessed one of the absolute worst movies I've ever seen in my life.

From what I got out of it, the plot is a Karate Kid retread involving a Bad News Bears type of karate school and the big and mean kids from the evil school. Why is there always an evil school? Anyway, if you've seen any teen sports movie since 1985 you pretty much know how this one turns out.

The thing that caught me was the acting. It was so astonishingly bad that I was wondering if they were doing it on purpose. I think the kids they hired were the children of the crew because by the looks of things they couldn't afford real child actors. And there was one truly shocking thing in this whole mess. Steven Bauer! How the hell did Manny from Scarface get himself into this. Did he owe a life debt to the director. My God!

Anyway, if you're truly in the mood for a god awful movie, and we all get in that mood sometime, then by all means check out Kickboxing Academy. You won't be disapointed.

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