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Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)

A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.

Director:

Phillip Rhee

Writers:

Barry Gray (screenplay), Deborah Scott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Rhee ... Tommy Lee
Christopher McDonald ... Sheriff Jack Banning
Gina Gershon ... Margo Preston
Mark Rolston ... Donnie Hansen
Peter Simmons Peter Simmons ... Owen Tucker
Anzu Lawson ... Karen Banning (as Cristina Anzu Lawson)
Dee Wallace ... Georgia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Tiny
Justin Brentley Justin Brentley ... Luther Phelps Jr.
Andra R. Ward Andra R. Ward ... Rev. Luther Phelps Sr.
Barbara Boyd Barbara Boyd ... Isabel Jackson
Kitao Sakurai ... Justin Banning
Cole S. McKay ... Bo (as Cole McKay)
Steve Hulin Steve Hulin ... Tre
Jack C. Thomas Jack C. Thomas ... Mr. Morgan
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Storyline

A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for shootings and martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1995 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

No Turning Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedford, Indiana, USA See more »

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The Movie Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Barry Gray originally wrote the script as its own original action picture entitled "No Turning Back," whose lead was a black marine returning home from the Persian Gulf. But when Phillip Rhee got a hold of the script, he liked it so much that not only did he produce it, he wanted it to become a new entry in the Best of the Best (1989) series. So he asked Deborah Scott to rewrite it with Tommy Lee as the main character. See more »

Goofs

In the carnival scene when Tommy throws Owen into a stand, he stands up an pulls a knife out, then in the next shot, he pulls it out again. See more »

Quotes

Bo: Who the hell are you?
Tommy Lee: [dressed as a clown] I'm Homey, the killer clown!
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Alternate Versions

The 15-rated UK release of this film was cut by 44 seconds by the BBFC with edits to the scene where Margo is assaulted and her clothes cut with a knife. See more »

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A bit too clichéd and predictable to be enjoyable.
11 August 1999 | by Mon-lineSee all my reviews

Looking for a martial arts movie with realistic villains? A made-for-TV-movie with a 'theatrical' budget? An ethnic hero whipping some redneck racist butt? Well, you'll find it here, albeit with sub-par results.

While the actual fighting in the film is all right (though I've seen better), some of the dialogue and characterizations need re-editing. The acting ranges from passable to 'William Shatner' (especially from the Klan leader - the guy with the goatee). The plot for BOTB3 is shaky - you can easily predict what the racists are going to do next and what the hero is going to do about it. The climax can be described as similar to the average horror/chop-sockey movie: not quite believeable (how can one guy take on 50 (or so) villains - with guns no less?) and devoid of thrills. Oh yeah, that Owen kid (the troubled teen who joins the racist gang) is heavily involved in the climax, and EVERYONE who watches this movie will be able to guess what he does at the end, even if they turn it off half-way.

This film is kind of like an episode of 'Walker, Texas Ranger' - tame, predictable, and really not worth bothering with, since there are so many better choices available in your video store.


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