Bloodsport

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Cannon Films Released 1988

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Director:
Newt Arnold
Released:
1988
Rating:
R

Frank Dux is a man highly trained in the martial arts and also a captain in the U.S military. To honor his Shidosi, who lies on his death bed, Dux decides to enter the Kumite, a secret and brutal full contact fighting competition held in Hong Kong only once every 5 years. The best of the best from all around the world come to the event in hopes of becoming champion. Dux hopes to become the 1st westerner to win it all. But before the tournament even begins, Dux has a complication to contend with in the form of government agents Rawlins and Helmer whose job it is to stop Dux from participating and potentially injuring himself..

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dux: Teach me. I can do it.
      Tanaka: You are not Japanese! You are not a Tanaka!
      Dux: You taught me, using any technique that works. Never to commit myself to one style... to keep an open mind.
      Tanaka: Why?
      Dux: To honor you, Shidoshi.

    • Boxer: Jackson. You gonna go to Hong Kong?
      Jackson: I love anything full contact, need a few more scars on my face.

    • Victor Lin: (meeting Frank and Ray for the first time) You Jackson? You look like a Jackson? That would make you Frank Ducks?
      Frank Dux: No, no, no... it's Dux.
      Victor Lin: Gotcha, like put up your dukes right?

    • Official: (tournament official questions Frank's training by Tanaka.) You don't look like Tanaka.
      Frank Dux: Shidoshi Tanaka train me.
      Victor Lin: What's the hold up?
      Official: He says that Senzo Tanaka is his shidoshi.
      Victor Lin: What's the difference if Bruce Springsteen is his shidoshi?

    • Ray Jackson: (Ray walks in on Frank doing the splitz between two chairs.) That hurts me just lookin' at it.

    • Chong Li: You break my record, now I break you, like I break your friend.

    • Jackson: (just before his match with Chong Li) Time to separate the men from the boys.
      Victor: Just be sure Chong Li doesn't separate your head from your body.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • After Frank Dux smashes the brick, Bolo Yeung's character says "Very good, but brick not hit back".
      This is an allusion to the movie Enter the Dragon, where Bruce Lee says "Boards don't hit Back".

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80s, Classics, Martial Arts