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Karate Warrior (1987)

Il ragazzo dal kimono d'oro (original title)
Anthony is in the Phillipines visiting his father. He inadvertently interferes with the affairs of local gangster Quino, who also happens to be a champion Karate fighter. After embarrassing... See full summary »


Fabrizio De Angelis (as Larry Ludman)


Fabrizio De Angelis (as Larry Ludman), Dardano Sacchetti (as David Parker Jr.)




Cast overview:
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Anthony Scott (as Kim Stuart)
Ken Watanabe Ken Watanabe ... Master Kimura
Jannelle Barretto Jannelle Barretto ... Maria
Jared Martin ... Paul Scott (as Jarred Martin)
Janet Agren ... Julia Scott
Enrico Torralba Enrico Torralba ... Quino
Jonny Tuazon Jonny Tuazon
Rudy Meyer Rudy Meyer
Rico Orbita Rico Orbita ... (as Enrico Orbita)
Arnulfo C. Quiwa Arnulfo C. Quiwa
Cyrus Bautista Cyrus Bautista
Rey Solo Rey Solo
Júlio Garcia Júlio Garcia


Anthony is in the Phillipines visiting his father. He inadvertently interferes with the affairs of local gangster Quino, who also happens to be a champion Karate fighter. After embarrassing Quino near a local tournament, Anthony is beaten up and left for dead. An old monk nurses Anthony back to health and teaches him the ways of martial arts so he may go back and fight Quino again. Written by Mike Martinez <aylmer666@juno.com>

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monk | gangster | art | tournament | karate | See All (50) »




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Did You Know?


When negotiating for the price of the necklace, he quotes and uses dollars. In Philippines, the correct currency is pesos. See more »


Anthony Scott: Quino? He's damn good. Damn good. Damn, he's good.
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Alternate Versions

The Finnish video version (released by Europa Vision) is cut by 1,5 minute and has a running time of approx. 81 minutes. The audio track of this version is in English. See more »


Followed by Karate Warrior 4 (1992) See more »

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More Wannabe than Warrior
6 June 2004 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

This one tries its best to tie a story together. Does it work? Not really and our so called hero spends most of his time as a human punching bag. Also, a reclusive monk who ponders tranquility in a forest(?) is one that I've never seen in any Shaw Bros. film. The training scenes with casio background music are a highlight and yes, livestock will be harmed! A karate tournament is held in a boxing ring and it looked that the public was really getting into the movie. Honestly, it's hard to side with our "hero" and you can't blame Quino for blowing up after taking a foot to the groin. OUCH!! Unintentionally, the logic withing the dialogue seems flawed or maybe something is missing in translation. Otherwise, you're going to laugh at this low blow, B-grade karate romp.

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Italy | Philippines


English | Filipino | Tagalog | Italian

Release Date:

3 September 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy in the Golden Kimono See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Fulvia Film See more »
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