Synopsis: Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants.
Director(s): Newt Arnold
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
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92 min

Jackson, you going to go to Hong Kong?

I love anything full-contact.

I need a few more scars on my face.

I heard you can get killed at that kumite.

Only if you f*** up.

Tomorrow we leave for the kumite.


Excuse me.

Col. Cooke would like to see you

before you leave.

What's the problem?

He found out you're going to Hong Kong.

He wants to talk to you about it.

Tell him I'll be right there

after I take a shower.

But I'll have to wait, sir.


What's taking so long, Captain?




Where's Dux?

He was at the gym, like you said.

He took a shower,

I waited, and he disappeared.

What do you mean, disappeared?

One minute he's there, then gone.

Jesus Christ!

If anything happens to Dux in Hong Kong...

Get Helmer and Rawlins

on this right away.

And I don't want to see your face again

until Dux is beside it!


How is he?

He's resting now.

He'll be so happy to see you.

It's so good to be here again.

I'll tell him you are here.

Thank you.

Look at the sword!

Let's get it.

Come on, Frank.

What's the matter, you chicken?

- No.

- Then get in here.

Frank, you want to hang out with us,

then come on!

You just going to stand there,

or are you going to grab something?

Sh*t! They're coming back!

Let's get out of here!

Come on, Frank!

Forget him! Let's go!

That's enough, Shingo.

Go to your studies.

You cannot get katana sword by stealing.

It is a very special sword.

You must earn it.

I wasn't going to steal it.

You didn't flinch. You have fighting spirit.

You're not gonna call the cops?

Not if we make a deal.

What kind of a deal?

Your son and my son

are in the same school.

Frank sees my son's skill...

...and he desires

to learn martial science, too.

Yes, but what do you mean

by martial science?

Frank has told me

you came to America to grow vines.

Yes, that's right.

I work at the Verne vineyard.

I came here to grow fish in my hatchery.

We both grow children.

You use science

to make vines grow better.

Like vines, children need training.

Martial science provides a way of training.

It brings mind, body, spirit together.

That's enough. That's all for today.

Not yet.

Why don't you quit, round-eye?

Not yet.

Go practice your katas.

How come you coach him, but not me?

I brought you here

to help me train my son.

Don't question me!

If you expect me to be his punching bag,

you can forget about our deal.


...I'll fight in the kumite

and make my father proud.

Shidoshi, I feel like

I've lost part of my family, too.

Shingo and I were close friends,

like brothers.

And you and Mrs. Tanaka...

...have treated me like a son.

What will happen now?

No more training.

I stop now.

But you have so much to teach.

You don't understand.

In the war, I lost my first family... son, daughter, and wife.

They lived in Hiroshima.

I left Japan because of the war.

War was wrong.

I came here to start over...

...begin a new family, have a son...

...another chance to pass on the teaching.

For 2,000 years...

...knowledge passed from father to son...

...father to son.

When Shingo died... stopped.

Teach me. I can do it.

You are not Japanese!

You are not a Tanaka!

You taught me

using any technique that works...

...never to limit myself to one style... keep an open mind!


To honor you, Shidoshi.

Practice until you can meditate...

...and nothing can distract you... that you see and feel nothing...

...except your own energy.

Are you awake, Shidoshi?

Do you sleep with your eyes open?

How are you feeling?

Like an old man.

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Sheldon Lettich

Sheldon Lettich (born January 14, 1951) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He is best known for his collaborations with Jean-Claude Van Damme and his work in the action film genre. more…

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