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R | | Action | 25 March 1997 (USA)
A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned ... See full summary »

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Rick Bennett

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Phillip M. Good, Otto C. Pozzo (as Otto Pozzo) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... Niko
Mako ... Todo Matsumoto
Lisa Jai Lisa Jai ... Jasmine Matsumoto (as Lisa Boynton)
Denis Akiyama ... Hastishita
James Lew ... Shinji Takamura
Adrian Hough ... Slater
Lawrence Nakamura Lawrence Nakamura ... Monk #1
Peter Schindelhauer ... Monk #2
Adam Bonneau Adam Bonneau ... Billy Scott
Simon Kim Simon Kim ... Tabata
Christopher Lee Clements Christopher Lee Clements ... Bodyguard #1 (as Christopher Clements)
Phil Chiu Phil Chiu ... Bodyguard #2
Scott Hogarth Scott Hogarth ... Swordsman #1
Dave Geneau Dave Geneau ... Swordsman #2
Sasha St. George Sasha St. George ... Leo
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A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned down in the street by the gang, he swears revenge. Meanwhile the gang leader is setting up a death match between the best fighters and is forcing a former trainer to find a new champion by threatening his granddaughter. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bosszú ökle See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The title was changed to "Hidden Tiger" for the 2002 DVD UK realease to capitalise on the success of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. See more »

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martial arts
1 November 2014 | by bonjomonjahSee all my reviews

Love this movie. Billy Blanks on top form here as Nico looking for some justice. the training scenes are perfect and original. this is not a rip off of Bloodsport or Kickboxer it holds its own. The fight scenes are done very well, the steam room scene well I've never seen anything quite like that before and i was well impressed as was my 11 year old son who also thought it rocked. This film is underrated and deserves more recognition for sure. I've watched nearly all Billy Blanks movies over the last few weeks and this was my favourite short of King of the Kickboxers of course. I recommend this to lovers of fight flicks as you will not feel cheated after taking the time to watch it. anyone who hates this film must hate billy blanks or should stick to flawless movies..


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