Bloodsport (1988)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in the aptly titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, Van Damme becomes involved in the Kumite (also spelled Kumatai), a highly illegal kickboxing competition. Whoever survives the bout will be crowned Kumite champion of the world-a title that has plenty of challengers with homicide in their hearts. The finale offers a duel to the death (or near-death) between Van Damme and reigning Kumite king Bolo Yeung. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ Frank Dux (who serves as the film's fight coordinator). Denied such niceties as production values, Bloodsport scores big-time in the violent action department. A sequel followed in 1995, inventively titled Bloodsport 2.

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kickboxer, bad-guy, competition, good-guy, martial-arts, sports, tournament

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Cult Film