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This film is a kind of David meets Goliath story told in martial arts terms. Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a martial arts class and quietly rises in rank to be a major contender. His mettle is tested in an international match against Ivan, a Russian champion (Jean-Claude Van Damme), expanding the "enemy" beyond Seattle's borders. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:May 2, 1986


Kurt McKinney
as Jason Stillwell
Jean-Claude Van Damme
as Ivan the Russian
J.W. Fails
as R.J. Madison
Kathie Sileno
as Kelly Reilly
Kent Lipham
as Scott
Ron Pohnel
as Ian Reilly
Gloria Marziano
as Mrs. Stillwell
Joe Vance
as New York Agent
Bob Johnene
as Karate Fight Emcee
John Andes
as New York Boss
Wayne Yee
as Karate Fight Judge
Roz McKinley
as Disco Dancer
Neil Rozbaruch
as Dean's Friend
Tim Baker
as Tim Stillwell
George Mason
as Bar Thug
Dale Jacoby
as Dean
Carin Badger
as Kelly's Girl Friend
Ken Firestone
as Karate Fight Judge
Jean Ferguson
Robert Villeaux
as Bar Thug
Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham
as Frank
Jerry Cole
as Karate Fight Judge
Lynetta Welch
as Kelly's Girl Friend
Keith Strange
as Bar Thug
Charlie Sparks
as Scott's Father
Farid Panahi
as New York Assistant
Ty Martinez
as New York Fighter


Corey Yuen
Ng See Yuen
Ng See Yuen
Screen Story
Corey Yuen
Keith Strandberg
John Huneck
David Golia
David Spear
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Gilreath
Composer (Music Score)
James Melkonian
John Ting
Special Effects
June Brickman
Sher Flowers