release year:1989 genre:martial arts viewing setting:home laserdisc, 11/9/97 what I expected:Van Dammage what I got:a tough kickboxing movie
synopsis:After his older brother is crippled by a mean kickboxer, young Kurt goes from unskilled to expert as he trains for revenge.
impressions:This was one of Van Damme's earliest, and best. It had good training and fighting moments, with a minimal amount of slow crap to bog things down. One complaint: the evil kickboxer, Tong Po, should have died for all the things he did.
acting:Insignificant in a movie of this type.
final word:Entertaining, as martial arts films go.
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