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The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.

Director:

Lucas Lowe

Writers:

Keith W. Strandberg (screenplay), See-Yuen Ng (original story) (as Ng See Yuen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Avedon ... Jake Donahue
Richard Jaeckel ... Captain O'Day
Don Stroud ... Anderson
Billy Blanks ... Khan
Sherrie Rose ... Molly
William Long Jr. William Long Jr. ... Big Boss (as William Long)
David Michael Sterling David Michael Sterling ... Mr. McKinney
Keith Cooke ... Prang
Ong Soo Han Ong Soo Han ... Thasi (as Ong)
Jerry Trimble ... Drug Dealer
Bruce Fontaine Bruce Fontaine ... Dan Handel (as Bruce Richard Fontaine)
Patrick Shuck Patrick Shuck ... Young Jake
John Kay John Kay ... Mr. Director
Michael Depasquale Jr. ... Sean Donahue
Dean Harrington Dean Harrington ... Radioman
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Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve his fighting skills; he asks Phang, the only person in the whole world who ever had Khan down on his back, to train him until he is a match for him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In the Ring of Death, only one man can become king!

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Trivia

Loren Avedon's scene with 'Richard Jackel' was shot completely independently, on separate days, neither Jackel nor Avedon knew how the other had acted it out. See more »

Goofs

Obvious Chinese stuntman at the end of the movie when Loren Avedon is flying through the air while holding the pole. See more »

Quotes

Jake Donahue: I'm listening to a fucking drunk.
Prang: Worthless piece of shit American.
Jake Donahue: I heard that.
Prang: I wanted you to!
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Alternate Versions

The U.S. home video version trimmed Jake's face burning of the drug dealer, cutting out his line "Does that hurt? Good!", Dan Handel finding a woman's corpse and impaling by Khan, and trimmed Molly's nude scene with Jake. See more »

Connections

Follows No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987) See more »

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Cheesy kung-fu fun from Hong Kong producer N.G.
2 July 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The King of the Kickboxers (1991) was another U.S./Hong Kong co-production from N.G. and the other folks at Seasonal Films. Like most of N.G.'s productions, the kung-fu films that usual come from Seasonal are cheesy with a heavy dose of high energy fighting. That's what I like about his films. He doesn't even try to be serious or make an attempt to elevate the source material. This film is no exception.

An arrogant fighter is given an assignment to find out who's making "real" kung-fu movies in Thailand (like Mexico where life is cheap). He's also intrigued by the mission because of what happened to him the last time he visited Bangkok. Whilst in Bangkok he learns about the presence of a vicious Kickboxer (Billy Blanks). Not only does he get a free trip to Thailand but he can settle an old score.

Filled with many references to Kickboxer and parodies of other Seasonal Films productions. King of the Kickboxers is a very entertaining film. The film-makers and the actors seem to be having a whole lot of fun making this one. So sit back and relax. When watching this video gem remember "It's only a movie!"

Highly recommended!

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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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