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Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)

Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Bernhardt ... Keller
Ivan Ivanov Ivan Ivanov ... Caesar
Lisa Stothard Lisa Stothard ... Blaire
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Schrek
Jeff Moldovan Jeff Moldovan ... Captain Anderson (as Jeffrey Moldovan)
Michael Krawic ... Winston
Derek McGrath ... Warden Preston
David Rowe David Rowe ... Billings
Elvis Restaino Elvis Restaino ... Dr. Rosenbloom
Dennis LaValle ... Files (as Dennis La Valle)
Mike Kirton Mike Kirton ... Prison Guard (as Michael Kirton)
Christine Marais ... Regina
Mitko Kiskinov Mitko Kiskinov ... Tongo
Carla Rahal Carla Rahal ... Bartender (as Karla Rahal)
Linda Kouleva Linda Kouleva ... Rita


Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous tournament arranged by a man named Justin Caesar, where the prisoners are forced fight to death. Written by Demijan Omeragic (Nuh@post.com)

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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite See more »

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The prison sequences were shot at a real prison in Bulgaria and actual prisoners were extras in the scenes. See more »


There is very little plot continuity between this movie and Bloodsport III. Although it is the same actor in the lead role, the character has changed from Alex Cardo, an ex-con turned reformed martial artist who competes in Kumite, to John Keller, a decorated police officer. The only plausible explanation is that the story from the previous movie is a wash. What makes things even more confusing is that at the beginning of the movie, John speaks of remembering a time when Kumite meant something, possibly indicating he has a history of competing in Kumite. Since Kumite is an illegal underground martial arts event, he could not have possibly have competed in the Kumite and been a decorated police officer at the same time. See more »


Warden Preston: If any of you even thinks of stepping out of line, the punishment is simple. Death. By slow torture.
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Follows Bloodsport 2 (1996) See more »

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Excellent.................JUST KIDDING!!!!
24 May 2005 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

I have to be totally honest with you people about this one. This is a movie that everyone should avoid at all costs. It didn't seem possible that the Bloodsport-series could get as low as this, but it did. First of all: The acting has to be the worst I've ever seen. I can't believe that it's possible to act as bad as some of the people in this movie do. The two villain's are especially bad. The movie has a really dark feel to it, and I didn't like that at all. It's filmed in Bulgaria. I guess that was the only thing they could afford, but it looks really, really bad. Good fighting scenes sometimes save a really bad movie, but that doesn't happen here at all. The fighting scenes are in fact really bad, and they're a big waste of Bernhardt's great potential. Oh, did I forget to mention that the plot sucks big time? A VERY, VERY BAD movie indeed.

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