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Bloodfist (1989)

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »

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Robert King (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Jake Raye (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Joe Mari Avellana ... Kwong
Rob Kaman Rob Kaman ... Raton
Billy Blanks ... Black Rose
Cris Aguilar Cris Aguilar ... Chin Woo (as kris Aguilar and Chris Aguilar)
Michael Shaner Michael Shaner ... Baby Davies
Riley Bowman Riley Bowman ... Nancy
Marilyn Bautista Marilyn Bautista ... Angela
Kenneth Peerless Kenneth Peerless ... Hal
Vic Diaz ... Detective
Ned Hourani Ned Hourani ... Michael Raye
Félix Pascual Félix Pascual ... Beggar Lee
Edgardo Castañeda Edgardo Castañeda ... Tung Pin
Archie Ramos Archie Ramos ... Scavenger
Ronald Asinas Ronald Asinas ... Kwong's Brother
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Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the competition himself to flush out his brother's killer. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Action | Sport

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Trivia

According to director Terence H. Winkless, the original script had Don Wilson's character training by running up stairs of a temple. When he arrived in the Philippines to begin shooting no temple could be found. A live volcano was nearby so he changed the script to have the character training by running up a live volcano as it would make an interesting replacement for the temple. See more »

Quotes

Jake Raye: So baby's your-a nickname?
Baby Davies: No. Baby's my real name. My parents argue all the time. Couldn't agree on what to call me!
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Crazy Credits

The first four credits that appear on the screen are world championship kickboxers, and under their names are the honors/awards they received. See more »

Connections

Remade as Bloodfist 2050 (2005) See more »

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Really Bad 80s Martial Arts Film
27 June 2019 | by actionstar-89625See all my reviews

Two brothers are kickboxers. Don "The Dragon" Wilson plays one of these brothers Jake, but has retired due to giving up one of his kidneys to his brother. But, that very brother has been killed and Don is looking for vengeance. So, Don flies off to Manila (seems the #1 pass time is robbing) to look for his killer.

To sum this film up in one word it would be bad. The acting is bad, the direction seems to be lifeless and what's the worst is the fighting appears so utterly bad. Which is crazy because there are four kickboxing and karate champions from all over the world in this film including Billy Blanks who I don't think has any lines in this film.

Must say though that the setting of Manila does add some interest to the film. Hard for me to believe this steaming pile was able to generate eight (I think) sequels. The good news is all the ones I have seen so far are better than this one.


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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Fist See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,132, 24 September 1989

Gross USA:

$1,770,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,770,082
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New Horizons Picture See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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