Underdog Kids

Synopsis: Jimmy "The Lightning Bolt" Lee is a former mixed martial arts champion who returns home and is asked by his father figure, Charlie, to teach a group of inner city kids martial arts in preparation for a tournament. The reigning junior national champions, the Beverly Hills Scorpions, are coached by the very cocky and arrogant Ted Barret, who is a former rival of Jimmy's. With help from local food truck vendor Big Mama, Jimmy's team becomes the Underdogs. As the Underdogs prepare for the big tournament, both the kids and Jimmy learn some lessons from each other that will make their bond stronger as they prepare for a showdown with the Scorpions.
Genre: Action, Family
Director(s): Phillip Rhee
Production: Starz Media
 
IMDB:
4.4
PG
Year:
2015
94 min
Website
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- How are you doing?

- Hi.

- Nice meeting you.

- A pleasure.

Auntie, this is Jimmy

the Lightning Bolt.

Jimmy the Lightning Bolt?

Isn't he awesome? Look at him.

Look at his jacket.

He's a former MMA champion.

Oh, a former MMA champ, huh?

Kids, go get ready, okay?

Charlie, can I have

a word with you?

Would you excuse us

for a moment?

- Sure.

- Thanks.

Are you kidding me?

An MMA champ

named Lightning Bolt?

- Well, uh...

- Are you crazy, Charlie?

And who names their kid

Lightning Bolt?

Well, when Jimmy was a kid,

he was struck by lightning...

and he lived.

That's how he got his name.

And he's a great guy

when you get to know him.

Valerie, Jimmy is like

a son to me.

And I trust him with my life.

"Jimmy the Lightning Bolt,

an orphan boy grows up

to become an MMA champion."

That's what Charlie meant.

He doesn't have any family.

"Jimmy the Lightning Bolt

hospitalized."

What?

"Saves a five-year-old boy

from a runaway truck."

What?

"Champ may never

be able to fight again.

Career ruined."

Listen, you've been out of the fight

circuit for over three years,

and fight years

are like dog years.

Well, I was in a little

accident, remember?

Yeah, everybody remembers,

which is why nobody

wants to insure you.

Look, Geno,

I'll sign a waiver, okay?

I'll do anything.

Just get me back

into the cage, all right?

Jimmy, you're not getting

any younger.

- What did you say?

- Okay, you know,

I may have something

in the meantime, all right?

The Shapiro bar mitzvah.

It's a sweet gig, too.

All you do, you dress up

like a ninja.

About halfway through the ceremony,

you drop out of the ceiling,

you go up onstage,

you fight this kid.

And believe me,

he's not a big kid, so...

It pays $500, but the kid

does get to beat you up.

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Phillip Rhee

Phillip Rhee (born September 7, 1960) is a Korean American actor, director, martial artist, and film producer, most famous for his role in the Best of the Best movie series. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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