Bloodsport (1988)

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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 Bolo Yeung in Bloodsport (1988)
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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport (1988)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport (1988)

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Did You Know?


"Chong" does not exist in Israeli army slang.


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.


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.

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).


Fight to Survive
Music and Lyrics by
Shandi Sinnamon (as Shandi) and Paul Hertzog
Performed by Stan Bush
Stan Bush appears courtesy of Scotti Brothers/Epic Records


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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


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