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Mortal Kombat (1995)

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Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writers:

Ed Boon (video games), John Tobias (video games) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Lord Raiden
Robin Shou ... Liu Kang
Linden Ashby ... Johnny Cage
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Shang Tsung
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Sonya Blade (as Bridgette Wilson)
Talisa Soto ... Kitana
Trevor Goddard ... Kano
Chris Casamassa ... Scorpion
François Petit ... Sub-Zero
Keith Cooke ... Reptile (as Keith H. Cooke)
Hakim Alston Hakim Alston ... Fighting Monk
Kenneth Edwards Kenneth Edwards ... Art Lean
John Fujioka ... Chief Priest
Daniel Haggard Daniel Haggard ... Assistant Director
Sandy Helberg ... Director
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Storyline

Based on the popular video game of the same name "Mortal Kombat" tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory... Written by CyberRax

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FIGHT! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts action and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

The Threshold Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Combate Mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,283,887, 20 August 1995

Gross USA:

$70,454,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,195,920
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This opened at the top of the US box office with $23 million, nearly 8 times more than the week's other new release, The Baby-Sitters Club (1995). See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) When Goro defeats Art, Shang Tsung declares it a "flawless victory" which is from the video game the movie is based on. However even though losing quite badly Art did get in a few punches to Goro's torso then a flying kick to his chest which knocked him back. Clearly not a "flawless victory," which is when the loser doesn't get a single hit in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chan: No! Please!
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Crazy Credits

Play Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) at arcades everywhere. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Fox Broadcast version replaced the infamous "Those were $500.00 sunglasses asshole!" line with an alternative take of Johnny Cage saying "Man, are you ugly!". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Like Grains of Sand (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Christopher Hall, David Suycott, Stuart Zechman
Performed by Stabbing Westward
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Mindless fun
5 November 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

For an adaptation of a video game this is not a bad movie. Well, actually it is a very bad movie but there is so much fun that you don't have to care. The story that doesn't make any sense and the stupid one-liners become funny in a movie like this. Even the terrible performances are perfect for a movie like this, especially Christopher Lambert is brilliantly bad as Lord Rayden.

I have to admit that the action looks pretty good and that is probably one of the reasons it works so well. The video game is also nothing but action and some background noises of course. That is another good thing. The music, especially the Mortal Kombat theme, sounds pretty cool as well. Without thinking this is mindless fun.


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