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


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