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Underdog Kids (2015)

PG | | Action, Family | 7 July 2015 (USA)
Inner city kids from a poor neighborhood go up against the undefeated Beverly Hills Junior National Karate Team.

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Phillip Rhee

Writer:

Phillip Rhee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Rhee ... Jimmy 'The Lightning Bolt'
Mirelly Taylor ... Valerie Cruz
Max Gail ... Charlie
Adam Irigoyen ... Wyatt
Ryan Potter ... Eric
Ted McGinley ... Mr. Hershfeld
Lauren Bowles ... Mrs. Jones
Ellia English ... Big Mama
Cade Sutton ... Raymond
Nicolas Bechtel ... Sean
Rayna Vallandingham ... Leticia
Lorenz Arnell Lorenz Arnell ... Rasheed
Aidan Considine Aidan Considine ... Alex
Andrew Franklin ... Ricky
Sebastian Saraceno Sebastian Saraceno ... Big Guy
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Storyline

Jimmy "The Lightning Bolt" Lee is a former mixed martial arts champion who returns home and is asked by his father figure, Charlie, to teach a group of inner city kids martial arts in preparation for a tournament. The reigning junior national champions, the Beverly Hills Scorpions, are coached by the very cocky and arrogant Ted Barret, who is a former rival of Jimmy's. With help from local food truck vendor Big Mama, Jimmy's team becomes the Underdogs. As the Underdogs prepare for the big tournament, both the kids and Jimmy learn some lessons from each other that will make their bond stronger as they prepare for a showdown with the Scorpions. Written by Ninja01

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Never give up!

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Action | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence and sports action, thematic elements and rude humor
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underdogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Phillip Rhee's first film in seventeen years. See more »

Quotes

Leticia Hernandez: Raymond, that's disgusting!
Raymond Butz: It wasn't me! I swear!
[after getting a look from his friends]
Raymond Butz: Okay, I farted! So what? It's not like you don't do it?
Leticia Hernandez: Girls don't fart.
Sean Michaels: My aunt farts.
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Lyrical Sobriety
By Tim McMorris
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Enjoyable Movie for all ages.
13 September 2015 | by inceptionbeatzSee all my reviews

Phillip Rhee is a man of many talents. I've watched all his Movies since I was a Kid. Every Movie has a positive story & message, Underdog Kids is no exception. This Movie delivers the true meaning of Martial Arts, self-discipline, courage, friendship, love, respect and honor. Important parts to Martial Arts & Life that I see disappearing, over run with brutality & violence to make money or have a Gold Belt. This Movie shows that there is more value to life.

It's a heart warming story, with many challenges young kids face on a daily basis & show's how these particular characters overcome the obstacles. It's an inspiring independent Movie to watch, that I think all ages would like, although its aimed toward a Family orientated genre.

It doesn't have all the glitz and glamor you'd get from a blockbuster Movie with massive funding. It somewhat lacks post production and fancy editing, however the story surpasses that. For me thats what a good movie is all about. So go in with an open mind, sit back with some popcorn & enjoy Underdog Kids.


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