Bloodsport (1988)

The true story of an American ninja.

  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 1988-02-26
  • User Rating: 6.982/10 from 1427 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cannon Group
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Newt Arnold
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U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent, Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?

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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme

    as Frank Dux
  • Bolo Yeung

    as Chong Li
  • Donald Gibb

    as Ray Jackson
  • Leah Ayres

    as Janice Kent
  • Norman Burton

    as Helmer
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Rawlins
  • Roy Chiao

    as Senzo Tanaka
  • Philip Chan Yan-Kin

    as Captain Chen
  • Ken Siu

    as Victor Lin
  • Paulo Tocha

    as Paco
  • Pierre Rafini

    as Young Frank
  • Kimo Lai Kwok Ki

    as Hiro
  • Bill Yuen Ping Kuen

    as Oshima
  • Shun-Yin Leung

    as Mrs. Tanaka
  • Joshua Schroder

    as Chuck / Older Boy (as Jousha Schroder)
  • John Cheung Ng-Long

    as Toon
  • Jahangir Ghaffari

    as Gustafson (as John Foster)
  • Johnny Cheung Wa

    as Toon
Writing Sheldon Lettich Screenplay
Production Menahem Golan Producer
Production Yoram Globus Producer
Editing Jean-Claude Van Damme Editor
Editing Carl Kress Editor
Camera David Worth Director of Photography
Writing Frank Dux Original Story
Crew Frank Dux Martial Arts Choreographer
Production Mark DiSalle Producer
Sound Paul Hertzog Music
Directing Newt Arnold Director
Writing Mel Friedman Screenplay
Writing Christopher Cosby Screenplay