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Bloodsport Details


[[Performer~P72739~Jean-Claude Van Damme~jeanclaudevandamme]] makes his starring debut in the aptly titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, [[Performer~P72739~Van Damme~jeanclaudevandamme]] becomes involved in the Kumite (also spelled Kumatai), a highly illegal kickboxing competition. Whoever survives the bout will be crowned Kumite champion of the world-a title that has plenty of challengers with homicide in their hearts. The finale offers a duel to the death (or near-death) between [[Performer~P72739~Van Damme~jeanclaudevandamme]] and reigning Kumite king [[Performer~P77994~Bolo Yeung~boloyeung]]. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ [[Performer~P136801~Frank Dux~frankdux]] (who serves as the film's fight coordinator). Denied such niceties as production values, Bloodsport scores big-time in the violent action department. A sequel followed in 1995, inventively titled [[Feature~V161902~Bloodsport 2~bloodsport2:thenextkumite]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 26, 1988


Jean-Claude Van Damme
as Frank Dux
Donald Gibb
as Ray Jackson
Leah Ayres
as Janice
Norman Burton
as Helmer
Forest Whitaker
as Rawlins
Roy Chiao
as Senzo "Tiger" Tanaka
Philip Chan
as Capt. Chen
Bolo Yeung
as Chong Li
Tom Tam
as Young Tough
Lily Leung
as Mrs. Tanaka
Joshua Schroeder
as Chuck
David Ho
as Pumola
Henry Ho
as Official
Bernard Mariano
as Hossein
Ken Boyle
as Col. Cooke
Rick Erikson
as Cocard
Saheed Sahabuddin
as Syrian Fighter
Eric Neff
as Morra
Johnny Lai
as Desk Clerk
Eric Ng
as Fighter
Victor Wong
as Fighter
Nathan Chkueke
as Parades' Opponent
Pierre Rafini
as Young Frank
John Cheung
as Toon
Wayne Morris
Andrew Rule
as Guard
Mandy Chan
as Janitor
Dr. Charles Wang
as Chinese Doctor
Mark di Salle
as Boxer
Thomas Lam
as Official
Susan Sheers
as Mrs. Dux
Bill Yuen Ping Kuen
as Oshima
Keith Davey
as Eddie
Michel Qissi
as Parades
Dennis Chiu
as Chuan
Ken Siu
as Victor
Samson Li
as Prang
Wilson Lee
as Chong Li's Trainer
Paolo Tocha
as Paco
Michael Paul Chan
as Yasuda
Sean Ward
as Shingo
Wayne Archer
as Fighter
Christopher Lay
as Butler
Claude Heme
as Mr. Dux


Newt Arnold
Mark di Salle
Mel Friedman
Sheldon Lettich
Sheldon Lettich
Screen Story
David Worth
Carl Sealove
Paul Hertzog
Composer (Music Score)
Miriam Cutler
Carl Kress
Burt Bluestein
Production Manager
Frank Dux
Fights Choreographer
Jennie Chui