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No Retreat, No Surrender(Movie, 1986)

PG
| 1h 25min | Genre: Action
No Retreat, No SurrenderRating: 3.1/5 (with 176176 votes)
No Retreat, No Surrender is a 1986 American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen in his American directorial debut, starring Kurt McKinney and Jean-Claude van Damme. The film was released in the United States on May 2, 1986. McKinney performs as Jason Stillwell, an American teenager who learns martial arts from the spirit of Bruce Lee. Stillwell uses these lessons to defend his martial arts dojo against Soviet martial artist Ivan Kraschinsky (Van Damme). It is the first film in the No Retreat, No Surrender franchise. The film was written by Keith W. Strandberg after being contracted by Ng See-yuen, the owner of Seasonal Film Corporation, to write a script for them, despite having never written a script beforehand. Van Damme was cast in the film and caused problems on the set for continually physically contacting other actors and stuntmen during the fight scenes even after director Yuen told him not to. Upon release, the film received negative reviews, focusing on the story which many critics found too similar to the film The Karate Kid. ()
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About No Retreat, No Surrender

Young Jason Stillwell moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom 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.


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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) - USA Theatrical Trailer | VAN DAMME(Trailer, 1:37)

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Additional Information

Shot in: California
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 22 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/02/1986
Director: Corey Yuen
Producer: Ng See-yuen
Screenwriter: Corey Yuen
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Karate Tiger - Der letzte Kampf"
"Karaté Tiger - Le Tigre Rouge"
"Le Tigre Rouge"
"Тигр карате"
"Karate Tiger"
"Ring of Truth"
Revenue: 4,662,137 USD

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