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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

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The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.

Director:

Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

Writers:

J.F. Lawton (screenplay), Adam Gross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime Pressly ... Tina Armstrong
Devon Aoki ... Kasumi
Holly Valance ... Christie Allen
Sarah Carter ... Helena Douglas
Natassia Malthe ... Ayane
Kane Kosugi ... Ryu Hayabusa
Matthew Marsden ... Max
Eric Roberts ... Donovan
Steve Howey ... Weatherby
Brian White ... Zack
Kevin Nash ... Bass Armstrong
Collin Chou ... Hayate
Derek Boyer ... Bayman
Silvio Simac ... Leon
Fang Liu Fang Liu ... Gen Fu
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Storyline

A number of fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. They travel to the tournament island by plane, until they have to jump out mid-flight with parachutes, and then have until sundown to reach the main island to be entered into the tournament. Fighters are then pooled against one another in a knock-out style tournament, with the loser of a battle sent home, and the winner progressing to the subsequent round. The plot revolves around four female fighters who begin as rivals, but subsequently find themselves teaming up against another force. Written by Wikipedia

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Taglines:

They're the ultimate fighters. They've got the looks. They've got the moves, and the men fall at their feet. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Offical site [Germany] | TFM [France] | See more »

Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DOA See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£224,786 (United Kingdom), 17 September 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$260,713, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$480,314, 1 July 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the video game Christie has white hair, in the film she has blonde hair. See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) When Helena is fighting all the guards on the staircase, there are knocked out guards and a samurai sword lying directly behind her foot. In the next shot, they are all to the side so that Helena can run down the steps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ryu Hayabusa: Princess Kasumi, your brother is dead. Your destiny is to lead your people.
Kasumi: I will not believe he is dead, until I see his body.
Ryu Hayabusa: There is no body.
Kasumi: Then he is not dead.
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Connections

Featured in The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Loaded Guns
From the motion picture Thelma & Louise (1991)
Written by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music, Inc.
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An entertaining action flick - especially for blokes
28 December 2007 | by Darth_GuybrushSee all my reviews

Some great fight sequences - many of which took more than a week to film. Excellent stunts. Gorgeous costumes and scenery. A Cock rock soundtrack. What is not to love about DOA? Based on the popular Dead Or Alive video game series (last seen as DOA 4 on the XBox 360) this movie is a lot better than the previous attempts like Street Fighter. Many of the on screen stars resemble their in-game persona's in an uncannily realistic way too.

The girls are all gorgeous yet could really kick your butt. The strenuous training they need to "seem real" never seems to show too much. The beach volleyball scene is an added bonus for fans of the series. No wobbly boobs from what I could tell although they were always exaggerated were they not? Great Saturday arvo entertainment for blokes - but girls check it out as you can really kick arse with the best of them.


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