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Inner city kids from a poor neighborhood go up against the undefeated Beverly Hills Junior National Karate Team.

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Cast

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Jimmy 'The Lightning Bolt'
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Valerie Cruz
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Charlie
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Wyatt
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Eric
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Mr. Hershfeld
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Mrs. Jones
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Big Mama
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Raymond
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Sean
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Leticia
Lorenz Arnell ...
Rasheed
Aidan Considine ...
Alex
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Ricky
Sebastian Saraceno ...
Big Guy
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Tiny
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Martha
Sean Rhee ...
Andrew
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Cameron (as Tyler Weaver)
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Jake
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Teacher
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Mrs. Shabazz
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Reggie Shabazz
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Ted Barret
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Gene Berman
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Frank Bosco
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Ron
Julien Giancana ...
Goliath
Hayden Kollerbohm ...
Scorpions #4
Cameron Whorton ...
Scorpions #5
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Karate Teacher
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Young Jimmy
Itay Zander ...
Young Barret
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Marc Zuko
Steve Jackson ...
Executive
Kiara Finn ...
Ballerina
Brett Brennen ...
Bully
Steve Cooper ...
Referee #1
Melinda 'Mo' Ota ...
Referee #2
Baracha Krueger ...
Gigi
Jun Chong ...
Judge (as Master Jun Chong)
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Judge (as Master Danny Inosanto)
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Judge (as Master Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez)
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Judge (as Master Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
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Judge (as Master Richard Norton)
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Stomp #1
Darin Kyle Nadal ...
Stomp #2
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Stomp #3
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Bathroom Bully (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
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Middle School Student (uncredited)
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Fight Announcer (uncredited)
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Karate Teacher (uncredited)
Athena Talin Katalaris ...
Middle School Student (uncredited)
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Middle School Student (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Phil (uncredited)

Directed by

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Phillip Rhee

Written by

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Phillip Rhee ... ()

Produced by

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Brian Finn ... associate producer / producer
Tom Guttman ... associate producer
Barret Hacia ... line producer
Douglas Magallon ... producer
Phillip Rhee ... producer
Lance Stuart ... associate producer
Fabienne Wen ... producer

Music by

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Arturo Sandoval

Cinematography by

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Aaron Meister

Film Editing by

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Jeff McCarthy
Terence Their ... (as Terrance Their)

Editorial Department

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Jun Hee Lee ... additional editor
Andres L. Porras ... digital intermediate colorist
Michelle Sullivan ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Barbie Block
Sally Stiner

Production Design by

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Brian Finn
Alejandro Ramirez

Set Decoration by

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Brett Hess

Costume Design by

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Urszula Madri

Makeup Department

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Monica Caldera ... key makeup and hair
Nika Geneva ... assistant makeup and hair
Mirna Portillo ... hair stylist: Mr. Rhee's

Production Management

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Matt Harton ... production manager
Jeff McCarthy ... production manager
Michelle Sullivan ... post-production supervisor
Tobijah Tyler ... production consultant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dominick Jones ... first assistant director
Terrisha Kearse ... second assistant director
James Lew ... second unit director
Ken Prieto ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jarid Boyce ... storyboard artist
Brad Jessey ... art decorator
Alexander Mora ... logo designer
Joseph Ramos ... art decorator (as Joeseph Ramos)

Sound Department

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James Bolt ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Steven S. Deichen ... boom operator
Nick Hurtado ... boom operator (as Nicholas Hurtado)
Jeremy Pleasant ... additional re-recording mixer
Jaime Salazar ... dialogue editor (as Jaime 'Gato' Salazar)
Marc Wielage ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by

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Stan Bellew ... digital compositor
Michael Caldwell ... modeling: 3D
Deok Jin Cho ... accounting
Jee Hoon Choi ... lead stereoscopic artist
Min Ho Choi ... lead stereoscopic artist
Seong Jin Choi ... stereographer
Li Guo ... research and development: 3D
Jong Lyeol Jeong ... producer: 3D Pino Entertainment
Aaron Kaminar ... visual effects supervisor
Sophie Kim ... lead stereoscopic artist
Oh Hwan Kwon ... lead stereoscopic artist
Dong-hoon Lee ... lead stereoscopic artist
In Lee ... rotoscoping artist: lead / visual effects artist: 3D
Jim Lee ... stereographer
Jun Hee Lee ... editor: stereoscopic
Man Jae Lee ... rotoscoping artist: lead
Si-hoon Lee ... project manager: 3D
Yong Hak Lee ... project manager: 3D
Grant Lovelace ... digital compositor
In Chul Na ... production manager
Seong-Jun Oh ... accounting
Young-Hwan Park ... producer: 3D
Phillip Rhee ... stereo conversion producer: stereoscopic conversion
Sang Ho Shin ... production manager
Joseph Silva ... integration artist
Philmoon Sung ... executive: 3D producer
Young Seok Sung ... producer: 3D
Keith Woodhams ... integration artist
Sung-Su Yang ... co-producer: 3D
Mi Sun Yeon ... lead stereoscopic artist
Jong Youb Yu ... senior production coordinator: 3D

Stunts

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I. Elijah Baughman ... martial arts
Marc Canonizado ... martial arts choreographer
Arnold Chon ... martial arts
Jeff DeAngelis ... martial arts
Jake Grunberg ... martial arts
Jeff Houkal ... martial arts
Alfred Hsing ... martial arts
Jaelen Kim ... martial arts
Myung Kim ... martial arts (as Myung 'Chuljin' Kim)
James Lew ... stunt coordinator
Marc Livingwood ... martial arts
Earl Louis ... stunt performer
Joaquin Ramos ... martial arts (as Joaquin 'JJ' Ramos)
Phillip Kane Rhee ... martial arts (as Kane Rhee)
Simon Rhee ... stunt consultant
Armin Safaryan ... martial arts
Yong Chong Seng ... martial arts (as Yong Chong)
Nicholas Verdi ... martial arts (as Nicholas John Verdi)
Earl Williams ... martial arts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tyson Banks ... camera intern
Frank Dantonio ... grip
Michael Di Ricco ... gaffer (as Mike Di Ricco)
Danny Dougherty ... grip
Rachel Dusa ... second assistant camera
Aaron Fairley ... set lighting technician
Frank Anthony Garbutt ... grip (as Frank Garbutt)
Robert Grower ... assistant lighting technician
Paul D. Hart ... best boy
Candace Higgins ... first assistant camera
Kenton Drew Johnson ... electrician
Joseph Matarrese ... key grip (as Joe Matarrese)
Rob Miller ... set lighting technician
Jen O'Leary ... second assistant camera (as Jennifer O'Leary)
Chad Pelsang ... best boy grip
Amy Rhee ... unit photographer
Craig Samuels ... second assistant camera (as Craig A. Samuel)
Joseph Turrentine ... board operator (as Joseph Turrentin)

Casting Department

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Hunter Bradley ... casting associate
Richard De Lancy ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Crystal Cave ... wardrobe intern
Jade Graham ... costume supervisor
Christopher Paul ... wardrobe intern
Jennifer Pierre ... wardrobe intern
Rachel Pollen ... wardrobe assistant
Genevieve Tate ... costumer

Location Management

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Oscar Ibarra ... locations
Eric H. Sheffield ... location manager

Music Department

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Dustin Higgins ... music engineer

Transportation Department

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Nicholas Reed ... camera driver
Alex Tamayo ... camera driver

Other crew

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Steve Cooper ... coordinator: tournament
Scott Croker ... craft service
Sara Geralds ... script supervisor
Gary Goodman ... craft service
Steven Goodman ... craft service
Brian Ioakimedes ... office production assistant
Ben Kanyusik ... office production assistant
Jenn Lee ... script consultant
Chris Macdonald ... craft service (as Chris McDonald)
Gabrielle Malmazada ... production intern
Melinda 'Mo' Ota ... coordinator: tournament
Stella Pacific ... school teacher
Vicani Perez ... caterer
Steve Perry ... office production assistant
Ryan Potter ... behind the scenes director
Carly Romberg ... script supervisor
Artin Shahhosseini ... office production assistant
Suzy Vaughan ... script clearance
Hannah Yoo ... production accountant / production coordinator

Thanks

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Marc Canonizado ... special thanks to: Florida Martial Arts Academy
William Canonizado ... special thanks to: Florida Martial Arts Academy (as Master William Canonizado)
Michael Chaturantabut ... special thanks to: XMA Martial Arts (as Mike Chat)
Hong Ju Choi ... special thanks to (as Pastor Hong Ju Choi)
Jun Chong ... special thanks to (as Master Jun Chong)
Steve Cooper ... special thanks to: SMA
John Corcoran ... special thanks to: Century Martial Arts
Mike Dillard ... special thanks to: Century Martial Arts
Lora Ducat ... special thanks to
Matt Emig ... special thanks to: Hyper
Sensei Fariborz ... special thanks to
Gill Friedman II ... special thanks to
Dan Inosanto ... special thanks to (as Master Danny Inosanto)
Jay Jackson ... special thanks to: Catapault
Steve Jackson ... special thanks to: Catapault
Daniel Kang ... special thanks to
Nina Ladjevardi ... special thanks to
Amy Lee ... special thanks to
Jason Lee ... special thanks to
Jenn Lee ... special thanks to
Natalie Magallon ... special thanks to
Tian Mu ... special thanks to
Richard Norton ... special thanks to (as Master Richard Norton)
Melinda 'Mo' Ota ... special thanks to: SMA
Madeline Rhee ... special thanks to
Min Hi Rhee ... special thanks to
Simon Rhee ... special thanks to
Peter E. Strauss ... special thanks to
Benny Urquidez ... special thanks to (as Master Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez)
David Wald ... special thanks to: Century Martial Arts
Elle Wen ... special thanks to
Don Wilson ... special thanks to (as Master Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Travis Wong ... special thanks to: JAM

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Jimmy "The Lightning Bolt" Lee is a former mixed martial arts champion who returns home and is asked by his father figure, Charlie, to teach a group of inner city kids martial arts in preparation for a tournament. The reigning junior national champions, the Beverly Hills Scorpions, are coached by the very cocky and arrogant Ted Barret, who is a former rival of Jimmy's. With help from local food truck vendor Big Mama, Jimmy's team becomes the Underdogs. As the Underdogs prepare for the big tournament, both the kids and Jimmy learn some lessons from each other that will make their bond stronger as they prepare for a showdown with the Scorpions. Written by Ninja01

Taglines Never give up! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Underdogs
  • Лучшие из худших (Russia)
Runtime
  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Phillip Rhee's first film in seventeen years. See more »
Soundtracks Lyrical Sobriety See more »
Quotes Jimmy 'The Lightning Bolt' Lee: Now, who are we?
Sean Michaels: Weenies!
Wyatt Jones: See?
Alex Michaels: [to Sean] That's Underdogs!
Sean Michaels: Aw, pickles!
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