Bloodsport

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.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
29
Rotten Tomatoes:
33%
R
Year:
1988
92 min
4,102 Views


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.

Sir?

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.

Okay.

What's taking so long, Captain?

Captain?

Sh*t!

Sir!

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!

Understand?

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.

Someday...

...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...

...my 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...

...it 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...

...to keep an open mind!

Why?

To honor you, Shidoshi.

Practice until you can meditate...

...and nothing can distract you...

...so 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.

And how about you?

I'm going to Hong Kong.

You sure you want to do this?

To honor you means everything to me.

I have poured all my knowledge into you.

When you fight, my spirit fights with you.

In kumite, you will need it.

Hey, babe,

want to go out with a real big man?

No, huh?

Too handsome for you, honey?

Is this your first time in Hong Kong?

You two are here for the kumite,

aren't you?

Kumite? What is kumite?

Look, guys,

I know there's a secret full-contact event...

...being held in Hong Kong

in the next few days.

Yes. Hong Kong is an exciting city.

I also happen to know a little bit

about some of your competition.

Okay.

Would you just tell me

how you got invited?

Thanks, guys.

What? Think you can

give me some competition?

Sure. I'll try.

That's what I like to hear,

a kid who isn't afraid to lose.

No, I got it.

I don't want to take your money.

- You ready?

- Yeah.

- You like this kind of fighting?

- Yeah.

If you want to see some real fighting,

you can see me fight at the kumite.

I'm here, too, for the kumite.

Aren't you a little young for full-contact?

Arent you a little old for video games?

- You want to go at it again, huh?

- Yeah.

Not bad, kid. Name's Ray Jackson.

I'm Frank Dux.

Mrs. Tanaka...

Mrs. Tanaka?

Yes?

It's very important

to the government of the United States...

...that we find Frank Dux.

We understand that

he might have visited Mr. Tanaka recently.

Mr. Tanaka is very ill.

We're sorry to hear that.

Was Frank here recently?

Frank came here to pay his respects.

- When was that?

- Two days ago.

Did he say, or do you know

if he was going to Hong Kong?

I don't know.

Of course you know. We're not trying to...

Mrs. Tanaka,

we're very sorry to have disturbed you.

Thank you very much for your time.

- May I help you?

- Yeah, how you doing?

My name's Jackson. This is Mr. Frank Dux.

Are our rooms ready?

Mr. Lin in Room 310 wants to see you

after you check in.

Who the hell's Mr. Lin?

I'm Lin. You Jackson?

You look like a Jackson.

That would make you Frank Ducks.

No, no. It's Dux.

Gotcha. Like "Put up your dukes," right?

Okay, so here's the deal.

This is the biggest kumite ever.

We got fighters from all over.

I've been assigned by the IFAA...

...to help you

and the other North American fighters...

...to find your way around.

I'm gonna make sure

you guys give it your best.

And don't disqualify by fighting

outside the arena.

The Triad, they are like the Mafia...

...is allowing us

to hold kumite here this time.

Here it comes, man, the Walled City.

Not a place for outsiders.

You are in Hong Kong.

But you are about to cross

an invisible border into mainland China.

No joke, man.

It's a run-down piece of no-mars-land...

...in the middle of a tourist paradise.

It goes back to the old lease agreement

between Great Britain and China.

Once you step out of the sunlight

into the narrow corridors...

...it's time to protect your nuts, guys.

Okay, USA!

"Okay, USA!"

Okay, guys.

First, you'll show the Black Dragon boys

your invitation.

Then you got to qualify

and prove to them...

...you can step onto the runway

and not get killed.

Got it?

You got it?

It says he represents the Tanaka clan.

You don't look like Tanaka.

Shidoshi Tanaka trained me.

What's the hold up?

He says Senzo Tanaka is his Shidoshi.

What's the difference

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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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