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Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)

A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.

Director:

Phillip Rhee

Writers:

Barry Gray (screenplay), Deborah Scott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Rhee ... Tommy Lee
Christopher McDonald ... Sheriff Jack Banning
Gina Gershon ... Margo Preston
Mark Rolston ... Donnie Hansen
Peter Simmons Peter Simmons ... Owen Tucker
Anzu Lawson ... Karen Banning (as Cristina Anzu Lawson)
Dee Wallace ... Georgia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Tiny
Justin Brentley Justin Brentley ... Luther Phelps Jr.
Andra R. Ward Andra R. Ward ... Rev. Luther Phelps Sr.
Barbara Boyd Barbara Boyd ... Isabel Jackson
Kitao Sakurai ... Justin Banning
Cole S. McKay ... Bo (as Cole McKay)
Steve Hulin Steve Hulin ... Tre
Jack C. Thomas Jack C. Thomas ... Mr. Morgan
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Storyline

While visiting his sister, Tommy Lee discovers a band of ruthless white supremacists is planning to shatter the peace of a small rural community. But what these thugs don't realize is that with Tommy, they're in for the fight of their lives. With the help of an honorable sheriff and a headstrong young teacher, Tommy battles back against the hateful group, waging war with everything he has to protect the town. Now, there's no turning back.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for shootings and martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Eric Roberts was offered a chance to reprise his role as Alex Grady but decided to appear in The Nature of the Beast (1995) instead. Roberts felt that appearing in the film would undermine Tommy Lee's story. See more »

Goofs

In the carnival scene after Tommy throws the knife just above Owen's head, we hear the word "sh*t", but Owen's lips do not move. See more »

Quotes

Bo: Who the hell are you?
Tommy Lee: [dressed as a clown] I'm Homey, the killer clown!
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Alternate Versions

The 15-rated UK release of this film was cut by 44 seconds by the BBFC with edits to the scene where Margo is assaulted and her clothes cut with a knife. See more »

Connections

Follows Best of the Best II (1993) See more »

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Bad film, great fun
6 September 2005 | by drfrancisgross-1See all my reviews

I picked this up 2nd hand and really enjoyed it, in a campy way. Tommy turns up in some rural town and steps right into a race war. Tommy is basically given reason after reason to take on guys of 4 or more and throw them through various fruit stalls, ticket offices, coffee tables, and french windows. The gorgeous Gina Gershon does her best as a choir teacher helping Tommy out, but whenever she needs to be "helpless" it kinda doesn't work because she now plays such strong, female roles.

The acting and direction are seriously questionable but this film is obviously about fight scenes and they are entertaining enough, from the moment we see Gershon's house is full of glass tables, flimsy bookcases and china filled cabinets we know we are in for a treat.

Terrible, patronising attitude toward racial issues but, hey, its got a rocket launcher and plenty of flying kicks.


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Release Date:

17 May 1995 (Philippines) See more »

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Bedford, Indiana, USA See more »

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