Kings Road Entertainment Released 1989




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Mark Disalle , David Worth

After Kurt Sloane's brother is paralysed during a brutal fight with a Thai fighter named Tong Po, he trains with one of the masters to get revenge.


Metacritic Score

  • 63

    TV Guide Magazine

    Nobody goes to these movies for their comic-book plots, klutzy dialog, or hammy acting--all of which Kickboxer has in abundance. They go for action, and on that level Kickboxer del...

  • 50

    Miami Herald

    What's missing in Kickboxer is a solid script and keen direction of dramatic sequences... Van Damme choreographed and edited all the fight scenes, and his talent is undeniable. If ...

  • 20

    Los Angeles Times

    This may not be the dumbest action picture of the year, but it's not for lack of trying. Insurmountable plot implausibilities, rampant racial stereotyping, superfluous nudity and i...

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Xian: This is stone city. Where many ancient warriors come. While you train here, listen.
      Kurt: Listen to what?
      Xian: Just listen. With your mind, your heart, your whole being. You must learn to be faster than any punch or kick, that way won't get hit.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Production Budget - $1,500,000
      Domestic Gross - $14,697,005 (67th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $30,208,454

    • Other production companies:
      Entertainment Film Distributors
      Cannon Film Distributors

    • Filming locations include:
      Bangkok, Thailand
      Hong Kong, China

    • Taglines:
      1. Action has a new hero.
      2. If your enemy refuses to be humbled...Destroy Him!
      3. An Ancient Sport Becomes A Deadly Game.

    • Kickboxer was filmed with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

    • Music:
      The Streets of Siam
      Written by Paul Hertzog and Craig Copeland
      Performed by Stan Bush
      Fight for Love
      Written by Barry Keenan
      Performed by Stan BushFeeling
      So Good Today
      Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
      Performed by Beau Williams
      How Do You Keep Me Comin' Back
      Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
      Performed by Beau Williams
      Never Surrender
      Written by Lenny Macaluso
      Vocals by Stan Bush
      I Won't Stay
      Written by Dyna Brein
      Performed by Lucinda Ramseur
      Roll with the Punches
      Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
      Performed by Michael Logan
      Chack's Stew
      Written and Produced by Mike Piccirillo
      Performed by Jam Box


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