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Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in the aptly titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, Van Damme 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 Van Damme and reigning Kumite king Bolo Yeung. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ Frank Dux (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 Frank Dux. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 26, 1988

Cast

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

Crew

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