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The Martial Arts Kid (2015)

When a troubled teen from Cleveland experiences bullying in Cocoa Beach, he soon learns Martial Arts to gain confidence and self-defense skills.

Director:

Michael Baumgarten

Writers:

Michael Baumgarten (screenplay), Adam W. Marsh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Glen (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Cynthia Rothrock ... Cindy
Jansen Panettiere ... Robbie
Kathryn Newton ... Rina
Matthew Ziff ... Bo
T.J. Storm ... Coach Laurent Kaine
Chuck Zito ... Frank
Brandon Tyler Russell ... Lenny
Kayley Stallings ... Katie
Lorraine Ziff ... Peggy
Natasha Blasick ... Nika
Robert Peters ... Horace
Billy Smith ... Derek
Victoria Vodar ... Miss Criss
Danny Rawley ... Kevin
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Storyline

Robbie Oakes is a delinquent who has acted out after the death of his mother. Tired of his antics, his grandmother sends Robbie to Cocoa Beach, Florida to live with his Aunt Cindy and Uncle Glen. On his first night, Robbie meets Rina at a local convenience store, but is bullied by Rina's boyfriend Bo. The next day after school, Robbie meets Cindy at her beach-side restaurant, where they are confronted by another bully. Cindy reveals her martial arts skills and Robbie, deciding to turn his life around, turns to Glen to teach him martial arts to begin that change and learn to defend himself. As Robbie's attitude and fore manner truly changes, he still has Bo to contend with, especially after Rina decides to date Robbie. Things come ahead when Bo's martial arts teacher, Kaine, is revealed to be an old friend of Glen's, but their difference in what martial arts is about makes them enemies. When Rina is bullied by Bo, Robbie has had enough and decides to do something once and for all. Written by Albert Valentin

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Genres:

Action | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Traditionz Entertainment See more »
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Won Best Musical Score by Kaz Boyle at The Melbourne Independent Film Festival in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Glen: [sees Robbie washing his car] Good morning.
Robbie: Morning.
Glen: Did Aunt Cindy ask you to do this?
Robbie: No.
Glen: You know, you can wash on, wash off all you want. But you're not driving any of our cars.
Robbie: I know. No wax, right?
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Breaking Away
Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Martin Blasick
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Fun movie with strong Anti-Bullying theme for family and adults alike thru martial arts values with awesome fights thrown in.
23 November 2016 | by garyoperatorSee all my reviews

Wow, all you really need to sell this movie is to say Don the Dragon Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock star in it, but the move is so much more than a film about great martial artists fighting. There are some exciting fight scenes in it and they play into the message of Anti-Bullying which is the main theme of the movie. This is a fast paced story about a troubled teen who finally grows up with the help of the persistence of family, a girl, traditional values of what martial arts is really about, and it is just a super cool fun family martial arts anti-bullying movie with a message for everyone, young and old alike that everyone who has the privilege of watching will enjoy.


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