No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)





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Movie Info

In this youth-oriented martial-arts fantasy a young karate student tires of being the patsy and getting beaten up by his peers down at the dojo and so calls up the spirit of Bruce Lee to make him into a winner.


Kurt McKinney
as Jason Stillwell
Jean-Claude Van Damme
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 (1)

The advice from this corner: Retreat.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…

An objectively bad Karate Kid rip-off, No Retreat, No Surrender manages to never the less entertain and delight with a combination of pure earnestness and legitimately cool fight work.

November 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Come to No Retreat, No Surrender for the Van Damme-age, but stick around for the wall-to-wall WTFness.

February 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for No Retreat, No Surrender

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

Martin Sahlin
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
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
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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