R | | Action, Sport, Thriller
The scene in which Kurt has meat tied to his leg and is chased by Xian Chow's dog was inspired by a real-life event in which a young Jean-Claude Van Damme was ordered by his karate teacher to wear a protective suit and withstand the attempts of a trained dog to pull him to the ground.
Xian Chow: Take your bag and leave my house...
Kurt Sloane: What? What's going on...?
Xian Chow: You don't want training...
Kurt Sloane: Hey... you want me to break my leg...?
Xian Chow: Your brother remember...?
Kurt Sloane: Oh... you mean like this... huh... huh
After Kurt has knocked Tong Po out of the ring and he is supposed to be unconscious, as soon as the music starts to signify the start of the credits you can see Tong Po lift up is head very quickly in the background.
The UK cinema version had 1m 17s of violent footage removed by the BBFC. The video version lost a further second in addition to this. All of the cuts were to kicks and punches plus a shot of an ear-clap.
$4,134,098 10 September 1989