R | | Action, Sport, Thriller
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.
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.
And now, you drive me in Pedicab.
Kurt Sloane: Pedicab?
When Kurt gets drunk at the bar with Xien and starts fighting, one of the men breaks a drinking glass in half over the counter and is holding a part of the now broken glass. The camera shows Kurt, then goes back to the man and he doesn't have the glass in his hand. Then he gets a roundhouse kick to the face.
In the UK Prism DVD release, as well as cuts already detailed. The scene where Eric is talking to Kurt about his upper body strength, then referring to his legs being like toothpicks has been inexplicably completely removed.
DEM 863,114 (West Germany) (27 April 1989)
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