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Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R | | Action, Sport | 14 June 1991 (USA)
This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Mark DiSalle (characters), Jean-Claude Van Damme (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Mitchell ... David Sloan
Peter Boyle ... Justin Maciah
Dennis Chan ... Xian Chow
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Sanga
John Diehl ... Jack
Michel Qissi ... Tong Po
Heather McComb ... Lisa
Vince Murdocco ... Brian Wagner
Humberto Ortiz Humberto Ortiz ... Joey
Matthias Hues ... Neil Vargas
Emmanuel Kervyn Emmanuel Kervyn ... Kurt Sloan
Joe Restivo Joe Restivo ... Ring Announcer
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Thai Thug
Brian Austin Green ... Tommy
Brent Kelly Brent Kelly ... Carl
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Storyline

This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is the brother Van Damme's Kurt Sloan. He runs a Karate gym. Now Mr. Sangha, the Thai government official who handles Tong Po, the brutal kickboxer whom Van Damme in the previous movie, wishes that Tong Po would have another shot at Kurt Sloan, so he could vindicate himself but Tong Po in a fit of rage shot and killed him thus depriving him of an opportunity to face him again. But when they hear of David, they decide that he will be the one whom Tong Po will face to regain his honor. But when David is injured, Xian David's teacher is brought over to help him with his recovery. And when he recovers, they set David up to fight Tong Po; who will survive? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

The Ultimate Rematch. The Bloodiest Battle. The Final Revenge. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kickboxer 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$444,239, 16 June 1991

Gross USA:

$1,250,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,250,712
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The bloody footprints seen on the canvas at the end was from the Property Assistant/Intern Mark Kern, whose large feet (size 14) were painted with fake blood repeatedly so he could stomp around leaving the marks. See more »

Goofs

When David delivers the final kick to Sanga, he raises his left leg to kick but in the next frame it is clearly his right leg which comes out and makes contact to Sanga's face. The right-leg is also a prop made of rubber as you can see the crews hand holding onto the thigh part and the rubber foot flopping/wobbling when contact is made. The following frame shows David bringing back his left leg after the right-legged kick. See more »

Quotes

Xian Chow: David, I see no fat lady, I hear no singing... Its not over yet... The strongest weapon is the human mind... Now kick his ass, and lets go home!
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Alternate Versions

In Australia, the theatrical prints were cut to obtain a commercial M rating. Much of the close ups of injuries and wounds were cut from the fight scenes. All previously removed footage was reinstated for an R rated video version a few months later. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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It's All Up To You
Written and Produced by Tony Riparetti & James Saad
Performed by Daniel
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No Van Damme, What's the point?
24 May 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

David Sloan (Sasha Mitchell) is Kurt's younger brother. He runs a gym in LA teaching kids kickboxing. Justin Maciah (Peter Boyle) runs United Kickboxer Association and wants him to fight. David doesn't want to fight like his brothers but the gym is struggling. His best protégé Brian wants to fight and even David has to fight to keep the gym open. After winning against the champ, David quits and bad-mouths UKA. They retaliate by burning down the gym and Xian Chow (Dennis Chan) returns to help David recover from the burns and the lost. Sangha (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) has a plan to bring Tong Po to fight David. Tong Po had shot dead Kurt and thereby losing the opportunity to regain the country's honor in the ring.

What's the point if Jean-Claude Van Damme isn't in it? Sasha has just a fraction of Van Damme's charisma. It is simply a waste of time. It also lacks the exotic locations of the original and the fights are poorly shot. Besides all that, the story takes forever to get going. The crux of the drama is the return of Tong Po. That's the villain fans want to see. If Tong Po killed Kurt, I think that's enough reason for David to seek revenge. All the other stuff at the beginning is unnecessary. In fact, they should have Tong Po right at the start.


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