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Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R | | Action, Sport | 14 June 1991 (USA)
A kickboxing instructor unwillingly returns to the world of competition - and stakes go sky high when he runs into the men that killed his brothers.

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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[Australia] Put Up! Shut Up! Or Die! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Neither Sasha Mitchell nor Michel Qissi ever touched real broken glass during the final fight scene: the "glass" worn on their fists is actually silicone ice, and a fake human arm (cast from the fist of props coordinator Tighe Barry)was used in the shot wherein David Sloan rubs his fist into the container of glass shards. See more »

Goofs

When Jack quickly disarms Sanga's bodyguard near the end of the movie, the bodyguard doesn't flinch or even makes eye contact with Jack. He stands perfectly still while staring into the distance until he is punched and knocked down. See more »

Quotes

Ring Announcer: We apologize for the delay. But there has been a change. Lightning Lou Lescano has withdrawn from the fight. Fighting in his place, from Thailand, the fighter name is Tong Po, ladies and gentlemen. Tong Po!
Judge: Aw, Christ!
[Goes to Maciah]
Judge: What the hell is going on here, Maciah? That fighter isn't licensed in this state.
[Sanga's Goon grabs the judge]
Judge: Hey, let me go! Get your hands off me!
Justin Maciah: [Goes to Brian's corner] Brian! Hey, you don't have to fight him.
Brian Wagner: It's no problem. I'll kill him.
Xian Chow: [to David] Your ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Unborn (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

My Brother's Eyes
Performed by Eric Barnett
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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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