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Kickboxer (1989)

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Release Date: Sep 8, 1989 Wide

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Jean Claude Van Damme kicks up his heels once again in this action film. Van Damme plays Kurt Sloane, the brother of American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio). Having bested the best in the United States, Eric takes off to Bangkok with little brother Kurt to defeat the kickboxing champion of Thailand. However, while Eric wins the fight, his career is finished for good when his opponent, the malicious Tong Po (Michel Qissi) breaks his spine after the final bell sounds, putting Eric

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It is exactly what it looks like. That can be a good thing.

June 27, 2003
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His second best martial arts fest, the same kinda story as 'Bloodsport' with the same kinda revenge subplot and the same kinda outcome, but its great fun. Watching JCVD get there through some excellent training scenes/tests whilst we learn of criminal activity behind the scenes in a typically classic 80's way is just sheer joy.

The cast again is a good mix of west/east and if you look closely many are part of JCVD's stable of faces that are reused in a few of his old martial arts adventures.

Of course its 100% predictable and virtually plays out in exactly the same way as 'Bloodsport'. The fights all look decent and realistic accept for the final showdown perhaps, some nice music accompanies and a great performance from Dennis Chan as 'Xiao'.
October 23, 2011
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This in reality is around a 2-2.5 star movie but I love Van Damme. Time to Muy Thai.
September 10, 2009
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    1. Karl Sloane: Watch your wallet.
    2. Eric Sloane: She doesn't want my wallet. She wants to make it with the champ!
    – Submitted by Nick S (10 months ago)
    1. Karl Sloane: [looking up at Freddy Lee] I want Tong Po! Give me Tong Po!
    – Submitted by Francis L (21 months ago)
    1. Tong Po: [after beating Kurt senseless in a round of kickboxing] You bleed like Mylee! Mylee... good fuck!
    – Submitted by Chris M (22 months ago)
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