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Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

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Right after winning a fight in Las Vegas, Kurt Sloane is sedated and taken to a prison in Bangkok, where he's forced to fight a 6'10" giant for freedom and $1M - but this will require some intense training.

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Dimitri Logothetis

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Jean-Claude Van Damme (based on characters created by), Mark DiSalle (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Moussi ... Kurt Sloane
Sara Malakul Lane ... Liu
Maxime Savaria ... Somsak
Wanderlei Silva Wanderlei Silva ... Chud
Frankie Edgar ... Self
Renzo Gracie ... Self
Renato Sobral Renato Sobral ... Babalu (as Renato da Cunha Sobral)
Jazz Securo Jazz Securo ... Self (as Jaz Securo)
Gary Wood ... US Marshall #1
Ronald Weaver Ronald Weaver ... US Marshall #2
Sam Medina ... Crawford
Sunan Suthipo Sunan Suthipo ... Warden
Christopher Lambert ... Thomas Moore
Wilaiwan Saetung Wilaiwan Saetung ... Female Valet #1
Nuttanun Chutsirinitchakun Nuttanun Chutsirinitchakun ... Female Valet #2
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Storyline

One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there because the ones responsible want him to face a 6'8" 400 lbs. beast named Mongkut and in return for the fight, Kurt will get one million dollars and his freedom back. Kurt at first refuses, in which a bounty is placed on his head as a way to force him to face Mongkut. Kurt soon learns he will have no other choice and will undergo his most rigorous training yet under some unexpected mentors in order to face Mongkut in hopes to regain his freedom. But is later beaten up by mongkut in the the first, but later gears up and defeated mongkut thereby gaining his freedom and pay. Written by Ninja01

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Rated R for sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Executive Producer Bey Logan was removed from the project during production for 'inappropriate behavior' , the same issue had previously arisen on the film Lady Bloodfight, and he was later named as an accessory to Harvey Weinstein and for his own behavior during the #metoo revelations. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, the spectators begin to chant "White warrior!" This makes, however, very little sense, as both combatants are 100% Caucasian. See more »

Quotes

Joseph King: Easy money just walked in the door... Again!
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Followed by Kickboxer: Armageddon See more »

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Another unoriginal and low IQ martial arts movie.
28 January 2018 | by JDreviews101See all my reviews

Guess what? The same story that has been told over and over again is told here once more. It brings absolutely nothing new to the table. It just feels like another soulless and rubbish attempt at rebooting the style of the 80's martial arts classics, and this one in particular falls very short. Not worth watching.

PROS: * Somewhat acceptable directing - nothing special, but at least most of the shots and action sequences are ok. * Sets and scenery fit just about fine with the story - production design is suitable. * Fighting sequences are pretty average but have the right balance between flashiness and realistic combat. Always grateful to the martial artists that work in these films and their commitment to the entertainment industry.

CONS: * Weird transitions between some of the scenes and choppy editing are a big distraction that makes the movie look bad. * Goofy in-movie subtitles (words in different colors and sizes) are unnecessary and very distracting. This particularly makes the movie look amateurly made. * Bad acting all the way through - line delivery is extremely cringy and painfully weak. * Terrible writing - lines are extra cheesy and utterly laughable. Arguably an 8th grader could've written a better script. The movie obviously relies in making dumb excuses all the way through to keep some of the action and unnecessary fighting scenes going. * It brings absolutely nothing new to the genre - makes it another forgettable and sadly unoriginal martial arts film.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kickboxer: Retaliation See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,061, 28 January 2018

Gross USA:

$4,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,690
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