- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
An unorthodox coach and a trainer work together to teach a competition team of kickboxers that winning is not just a sometime thing and that a team is not a team if you don't care about one another.
The US national team travels to South Korea to compete in an international martial arts competition. Once there, a brash young member of the American squad goes out seeking revenge against the Korean champ who killed his brother in a previous match. Another member of the American team has entered the competition while still recovering from a shoulder injury, and he becomes dangerously distracted when his five-year-old son falls seriously ill.
With this splintering of the squad's effort, a US win is in serious doubt. Will they recover in time to taste victory'
Martial Arts |
- Color by CFI. Locations shot in Southern California and Seoul, South Korea, for an estimated budget of $5 million.
- Directorial debut for Robert Radler.
- Newcomer Phillip Rhee -- formerly a Korean martial arts instructor -- co-produced the film, collaborated on the original story, and plays the part of "Tommy" a revenge-minded young fighter on the American team. Rhee holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a third degree black belt in Hapki Do. He was also a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Team.
- Actor Chris Penn has participated in five professional fights as a boxer and a kickboxer.