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Bloodsport

Year:
Duration:
92 min
Genres:
Action | Biography | Drama | Sport
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Newt Arnold
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1988-02-26
Filming Locations: Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong, China
Earnings
Budget: $1,100,000
Gross: $11,806,119 (USA)€935,664 (Germany)
Cast
Actor
Character
Donald Gibb
Ray Jackson
Leah Ayres
Janice Kent
Norman Burton
Helmer
Forest Whitaker
Rawlins
Roy Chiao
Senzo Tanaka
Philip Chan
Captain Chen
Pierre Rafini
Young Frank
Bolo Yeung
Chong Li
Ken Siu
Victor Lin (as Kenneth Siu)
Kimo Lai Kwok Ki
Hiro
Bill Yuen Ping Kuen
Oshima
Lily Leung
Mrs. Tanaka
Joshua Schroder
Chuck / Older Boy
Keith Davey
Eddie / Older Boy
Sean Ward
Shingo Tanaka
Johnny Lai
Desk Clerk
Henry Ho
Official
Henry Kot
Official
Thomas Lam
Official
Simon Lai
Official
A.P. George
Referee / Judge
Charles Wang
Chinese Doctor
Cihangir Gaffari
Gustafson (as John Foster)
John Cheung
Toon
Dennis Chiu
Chuan
Michel Qissi
Suan Parades (as Michelle Qissi)
Nathan Chukueke
Parades' Opponent (as Nathan Chkueke)
Geoffrey Brown
Parades' Friend (as Geoff Brown)
David Ho
Pumola
Eric Neff
Morra
Michael Chan
Yasuda
Rick Erikson
Cotard
John Law
Luu
Samson Li
Budimam Prang
Paulo Tocha
Paco
Greg Richardson
Aussie
Saheed Sahabuddin
Syrian Fighter
Rocky Jasminder Singh
Syrian Fighter
Wilson Lee
Chong Li's Trainer
Mark DiSalle
Boxer
Edward E. Ketterer
Aide
Ken Boyle
Col. Cooke
Mark Wheelhouse
Older Boy
Adam Morris
Older Boy (as Wayne Morris)
Darren Humphrey
Older Boy
Tom Tam
Young Tough
Claude Heme
Mr. Dux
Susan Sheers
Mrs. Dux
Mandy Chan
Janitor
Tak Ming Wong
Flagman (as Wong Tak Ming)
Tsui Siu Hung
Policeman
Chung Sung Tak
Policeman (as Chung Shun Tak)
Kung Sung Wan
Policeman (as Wan Kung Sung)
Christopher Lay
Butler
Andrew Rule
Guard
Lois Gochnauer
Special Lady
Patricia McDonald
Special Lady
Mic Rieusset
Special Lady
Gloria Wu
Special Lady
Peggy Tam
Special Lady
Jacqueline Choy
Special Lady
Bernie Cilia
Special Lady
Rani Gill
Special Lady
Christine Redman
Special Lady (as Christine Redmen)
Johnny Wong Tin Tok
Big Spender
Mak Shu Sun
Big Spender
Nip Kwok Chiu
Big Spender
David Tetter
Fighter
Benjamin Ling
Fighter
Joao Gamez
Fighter
Kin Hung Tse
Fighter (as Tse Kin Hung)
Steve Daw
Fighter
Yu-Shu Wu
Fighter (as Ng Yuk Shu)
Henrik Wesslen
Fighter
Paul Findley
Fighter
Wayne Archer
Fighter
Attilio Reale
Fighter
Mark Sharrock
Fighter
Paul Treadwell
Fighter
Colin Bucknor
Fighter
Roger Walker
Fighter
Chi-Shing Hung
Fighter
Victor Wong
Fighter
Chu Wah
Fighter
Eric Ng
Fighter
Max Clsekedi
Fighter
Ronnie Li
Fighter
Tin-Dok Wong
Sergio Kato
Fighter (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Jeff Pruitt was considered for the lead role, but was soon after sidelined for a year by a serious ankle injury.
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Ray Jackson (Donald Gibb) does not use any recognized martial art at any point in the film.
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Frank Dux's name was originally spelled "Ducks", he changed it because it was a source for many jokes about his name.
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Goofs
During the epilogue, it states that Frank Dux retired from active competition in 1980, thus, all of the events in this movie are supposed to take place in or before 1980. Before the Kumite, in which Dux competes, Dux and Jackson are playing the arcade game Karate Champ, which didn't come out until 1984.
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Right after Chong Li kills the opponent, he walks over to Frank and points at him. In the next shot his arm is down, he raises it and points again and says: "You are next."
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In the final fight, Dux's hair goes from very sweaty to dry back to sweaty again after he is blinded and knocked down the ramp.
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Quotes
Victor: Now remember, it's full contact. There are three ways to win. One, You knock your opponent out. Two, the other guy quits, and shouts 'Matte.' It's like saying 'Uncle.' Three, You throw the fucker right off the runway!
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Hossein: Now I show you some trick or two!
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Victor: I'm Lin. You Jackson? You look like a Jackson. That must make you Frank Ducks.
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Faq
Q
What martial art did Frank Dux use?
A
The character the film was based on claimed to be trained in ninjitsu. However, in the training sequences, he appeared to be learning judo, kendo, muay thai, along with fictional martial arts.
Q
No sex before a fight?
A
Many fight enthusiasts were befuddled when they saw JCVD's character engage in sexual intercourse with the blond reporter in the film, undermining the age-old rule of having no sex before a fight.
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Photos from cast
Jean-Claude Van Damme Bernard Mariano