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No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)

No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (original title)
In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.


Corey Yuen


Maria Elena Cellino (screenplay), Roy Horan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Avedon ... Scott Wylde
Max Thayer ... Mac Jarvis
Cynthia Rothrock ... Terry
Patra Wanthivanond Patra Wanthivanond ... Sulin Nguyen
Matthias Hues ... Yuri
Nirut Sirichanya ... Colonel Tol Nol
Jung-Lee Hwang ... Ty (as Jang Lee Hwang)
Perm Hongsakul Perm Hongsakul ... Mr. Nguyen
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... Police Captain (as Chesda Smithuth)
Grisapong Hanviriyakitichai Grisapong Hanviriyakitichai ... Pimp
Roy Horan Roy Horan ... American Consular
Bunchai Im-arunrak Bunchai Im-arunrak ... Head Monk
Opisok Praechaya Opisok Praechaya ... Gym Manager
Sanchai Martves Sanchai Martves ... Restaurant Manager
Suang Sosretananant Suang Sosretananant ... Arm Wrestler


In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops. Written by Albert Valentin <albval@hotmail.com>

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It's not a rematch, it's war!


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Hong Kong | USA



Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Retreat, No Surrender 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,154, 29 January 1989

Gross USA:

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Did You Know?


The original script by Keith W. Strandberg underwent many changes via rewrites by Roy Horan. Strandberg, who did not approve of the final version or of Horan's credit in the movie, claims his original story focused more on the character development of Scott Wylde. See more »


Poorly rendered hammer-and-sickle Soviet flags in Yuri's office. See more »


Yuri: Who are they?
Ty: The first is Khmer Rouge, but what about the Thai? He's China's contact. He fights likes a tiger!
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Alternate Versions

Some versions use alternate music for the "Waterfall Scene". The new music was simply an instrumental sequence. See more »


Followed by American Shaolin (1991) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Rod Thorson
Performed by Rod Thorson
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Pseudo-sequel, but good action
27 May 2005 | by tpr007See all my reviews

This was originally intended to be a direct sequel to the first 'NR, NS' which launched the career of a certain Jean Claude Van Damme. However Van Damme pulled out feeling the film would not have furthered his career while persuading co-star Kurt McKinney to do the same. As a result, the story was changed with Tae Kwon Do expert Loren Avedon and Matthias Hues drafted in to play the American and Russian stereotypes.

The basic synopsis sees Avedon's character call in some friends in an attempt to rescue his Thai girlfriend, while strangely coming across a contingent of the Russian army (camped out in the Vietnamese jungle!) in the process, as well as a group of fake Shaolin monks. (Blame Keith W. Strandberg for the script!).

Surprisingly, for an American film, there are some well executed and imaginative fight sequences predominantly showcasing the excellent kicking skills of Avedon. This is clearly the influence of Yuen Kwai who was not prepared to concede too much to the American filming and time constraints. The finale, while inferior to the first films final reel, features Cynthia Rothrock as a hard-hitting, tough talking helicopter pilot (not a cop/CIA/FBI agent for a change!) showing some of the moves which made her name on the Jade screen. This movie is one of the only 80's flicks that uses her real voice! Loren Avedon did not follow Jean Claude's example and stayed on after this film fulfilling his 3 picture contract, notably with the decent third instalment of the NR, NS series: 'Blood Brothers' with the excellent Keith Vitali (Yuen Biao's opponent in 'Wheels on Meals') and I am surprised he was never used in a 'real' Hong Kong picture as he is clearly skilled and quick enough to have made a good screen villain.

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