Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1990)
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This sequel to the popular Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle centers on the exploits of David Sloan (Sasha Mitchell) the younger brother of the two fighters (Van Damme and Dennis Alexio) who died in the first installment. As this episode begins, David has given up competition and is running a kickboxing school for underprivileged urban kids. His life changes abruptly when the villainous fight manager who murdered his brother shows up and forces him back into the ring. Fortunately, David's Zen master shows up for spiritual and moral support. The ensuing fight scenes are quite bloody and violent. … More
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as David Sloan
as Tong Po
as Xian Chow
as Brian Wagner
as Neil Vargas
as Kurt Sloan
as Helen Wagner
as Joey D'Angelo
as 1st Thai
as Check-out Nurse
as Brian's Trainer
as Eric Sloan
as Ring Announcer
as Kristen Wagner
as State Official
as Eric Sloan
as Brian's Opponent
as Kid in Gym
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Critic Reviews for Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
Even the cultivated sportsmen who fill the end zones at Raiders games might find this bloody, sadistic display of mayhem beneath their entertainment standards.
Kickboxer 2 is better than Kickboxer, the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle that spawned it. But you have to realize this is a relative judgment, since that first movie... is widely regarded as a cinematic disgrace.
Kickboxer 2 explores much the same territory as its predecessor, although this time there's no Jean-Claude Van Damme, who by the time this sequel was made had moved on to bigger (though not necessarily better) things.
This blood, which seems to change color and texture every time it shows up, keeps coming and coming as if it were a substitute for dialogue. The scenes outside of the ring are even more excruciating.
Kickboxer 2 is laughable fun. It's got cheesy 80's style motivational music (you know the kind that worked for Rocky), over-the-top action sequences and cardboard thin performances - but all in all it's still a good boys boast.
Audience Reviews for Kickboxer 2: The Road Back
Sasha Mitchell makes a great martial art sequences in this sequel in several action scenes.
ok for a sequel without the original star
The fact that little is mentioned about Jean Claudes character from the first is the least of Kickboxer 2 problems. I loved Sasha Mitchell in Step by Step as the lovable Uncle Cody but his tough guy persona just doesn't work. Kickboxer 2 is choreographed sloppily and the acting is more comedic than anything. A major letdown from the first.
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