No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime

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Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »

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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
  • Kurt McKinney and Tae-jeong Kim in No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
  • Kurt McKinney in No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kurt McKinney in No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
  • Kurt McKinney in No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Corey Yuen


See-Yuen Ng (original story), Corey Yuen (original story), Keith W. Strandberg (screenplay)

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Did You Know?


Korean actor, Tae-jeong Kim who starred as Sifu Bruce Lee had been a double/stand-in for the real Bruce Lee in films such as Game of Death (1978) and Game of Death II (1981).


RJ Madison: Hey, ain't no shelves built to stop THIS dancin' machine.


At the Karate championship at the end of the film, when Jean-Claude Van Damme's character Ivan is entering the building, some of the guys that are part of his entourage (especially the Hispanic looking man with white shirt and beige pants) are later used as extras in the crowd who are booing Ivan.

Crazy Credits

Jean-Claude Van Damme's character is Ivan, but in the ending credits, next to his name reads, "Karl Brezdin".


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama


Release Date:

2 May 1986



Country of Origin

USA, Hong Kong

Filming Locations

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$793,723 (USA) (4 May 1986)


$4,662,137 (USA)

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