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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

No Retreat, No Surrender





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This film is a kind of David meets Goliath story told in martial arts terms. Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a martial arts class and quietly rises in rank to be a major contender. His mettle is tested in an international match against Ivan, a Russian champion (Jean-Claude Van Damme), expanding the "enemy" beyond Seattle's borders.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: , ,
Written By: See-Yuen Ng, Keith W. Strandberg, Corey Yuen
On DVD: May 30, 2008
New World Pictures


Kurt McKinney
as Jason Stillwell
Jean-Claude Van Damm...
as Ivan the Russian
J.W. Fails
as R.J. Madison
Kathie Sileno
as Kelly Reilly
Kim Tai Chong
as Sensei Lee
Ron Pohnel
as Ian Reilly
Tim Baker
as Tom Stillwell
Gloria Marziano
as Mrs. Stillwell
Joe Vance
as New York Agent
Farid Panahi
as New York Assistant
Tom Harris
as New York Assistant
John Andes
as New York Boss
Mark Zacharaios
as New York Fighter
Ty Martinez
as New York Fighter
Roz McKinley
as Disco Dancer
Bob Johnene
as Karate Fight Emcee
Alec Stelter
as Karate Fight Judge
Dennis Casey Park
as Karate Fight Referee
Alex Stelter
as Karate Fight Judge
Harold Engle
as Karate Fight Judge
Jerry Cole
as Karate Fight Judge
Ken Firestone
as Karate Fight Judge
Wayne Yee
as Karate Fight Judge
Charlie Sparks
as Scott's Father
Lynetta Welch
as Kelly's Girl Friend
Carin Badger
as Kelly's Girl Friend
Tina Erickson
as Kelly's Girl Friend
Corey Jacoby
as Dean's Friend
Neil Rozbaruch
as Dean's Friend
George Mason
as Bar Thug
Dave Robinson
as Bar Thug
Keith Strange
as Bar Thug
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Critic Reviews for No Retreat, No Surrender

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | May 4, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

May 30, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

August 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for No Retreat, No Surrender

It was okay, but tell me this: Where did they find all these bad actors?

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

3 star because i loved it when i saw it when i was 12 years.
Probably a load of shit now!

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer


They won me with that breakdance/robo musical number. Or maybe i'm mixing this with one of the "Breakin' " movies?

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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