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Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)

When martial arts expert-and-cop John Keller infiltrates death row to uncover the truth behind the execution of several inmates, he joins the ranks of prisoners forced to fight in battles staged for pleasure by a sadistic Warden.


Elvis Restaino


George Saunders, Elvis Restaino (story)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Bernhardt ... Keller
Ivan Ivanov ... Caesar
Lisa Stothard Lisa Stothard ... Blaire
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Schrek
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
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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 »


Keller: No! I will not kill. This man fought with skill and dignity, and you would have me destroy that integrity? And why? To satisfy your lust for death? There was a time when the Kumite meant honor, but I see now that Kumite is dead. It has become nothing more than a bloodsport.
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Stefanos Miltsakakis rules!
9 March 2004 | by mark_eSee all my reviews

Stefanos Miltsakakis is awesome. Unfortunately even he cannot save this horrible movie. Stefanos plays a villian named Schrek. He's a huge hulk of man who can take a beating and keep fighting. He's appeared in five Jean-Claude Van Damme movies including: Maximum Risk, The Quest, and Lionheart. This movie, unlike some of his other projects, is just one major cheese fest. The plot is thin, the acting is wooden, and while there are some good fight scenes (with Stefanos, of course) it's just not enough. The main bad guy, the prison warden, is totally laughable. So, if you're forced to watch Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite I recommend you fast forward to the fight scenes because you won't be missing much.

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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (France) See more »

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Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite See more »

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