Bloodsport (1988)

R   |    |  Action, Biography, Drama


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Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.


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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme and Roy Chiao in Bloodsport (1988)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport (1988)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport (1988)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport (1988)
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18 October 2005 | australianfreak1
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| Cult
I love this man. His acting wasn't very good. (I do think though it improved over time... a little.)

Bloodsport was inspiration for a whole generation to start learning martial arts. A Cult movie. I grew up some of my life in Asia and it amuses me to see those buff cliché white men jumping around through colourful, but grubby marketplaces/ back alleys. In fact the whole movie is simple and has even a nice tidy cliché structure: Man starts terribly, improves through tough training and develops into sexy fighting machine. Some people who commented on this movie said he is no Bruce Lee. But that is the beauty of it. He is somebody from a western country trying to measure up and fit into the eastern culture. Good stuff.

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Van Damme said he weighted 85 kilograms when he made this on a radio interview for Collider Live, which seems reasonable and realistic for his five feet and nine inch heavily muscled frame.


Quotes

Boxer: Jackson, you going to go to Hong Kong?
Jackson: I love anything full contact. I need a few more scars on my face.
Boxer: But I heard you can get killed at that Kumite.
Jackson: Only if you fuck up.


Goofs

Right after the shot of Pumola (the sumo fighter) falling to the mat after being defeated by Dux, there is a cut to Ray and Lin cheering him on. However, Pumola is seen still sitting behind the two of them in the upper right corner.


Crazy Credits

Before the credits the following can be found: This motion picture is based upon true events in the life of Frank W. Dux. From 1975 to 1980 Frank W. Dux fought 329 matches. He retired undefeated as the World Heavy Weight Full Contact Kumite Champion. Mr. Dux still holds four world records: Fastest Knockout - 3.2 seconds Fastest Punch with a Knockout - .42 seconds Fastest Kick with a Knockout - 72 mph Most Consecutive Knockouts in a Single Tournament - 56 Subsequently Mr. Dux founded the first American Ninjitsu System. Dux-Ryu.


Alternate Versions

Finnish version is censored (over 20 minutes). The cuts include almost every fight of the movie, Jackson's first fight is heavily cut, every Chong Li's fight is cut to pieces. The whole sequence where the "Kumite"-song is heard and it shows several fights is removed, and the final conflict between Dux (J-C Van Damme) and Chong Li (excellent Bolo Yeung) is extremely cut (several minutes).


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Action | Biography | Drama | Sport

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