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Death Match (1994)

A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

Director:

Joe Coppoletta

Writers:

Curtis Gleaves (story), Curtis Gleaves (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Jacklin Ian Jacklin ... John Larson
Martin Kove ... Paul Landis
Matthias Hues ... Mark Vanik
Renee Allman Renee Allman ... Danielle Richardson (as Renee Ammann)
Steven Vincent Leigh Steven Vincent Leigh ... Mr. Han (as Steven Leigh)
Bob Wyatt Bob Wyatt ... Big Man
Nicholas Hill Nicholas Hill ... Nick Wallace (as Nick Hill)
Richard Lynch ... Jimmie Fratello
Jorge Rivero ... Vinnie Fratello
Benny Urquidez ... Self
Michele Krasnoo Michele Krasnoo ... Tommy (as Michelle 'Mouse' Krasnoo)
Eric Lee Eric Lee ... Hotel Clerk
Carlos Palomino Carlos Palomino ... Dock Foreman
Tony Halme ... Han's #1 Bodyguard (as Tony 'The Viking' Halme)
Dan Doherty Dan Doherty ... Landis' Bodyguard
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A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

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When Danielle slips into the shower (to be with John) you can see she's still wearing her panties. See more »

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No music by Giacomo Puccini was used in connection with this picture. See more »

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Don't Look at My Girl
Performed by The Duke Robillard Band
Written by Duke Robillard
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80s movie produced in 1994
10 January 2010 | by udar55See all my reviews

When his friend (Nick Hill) goes missing, former combat fighter John Larson (Ian Jacklin) heads into - get this - an underworld where promoter Landis (Martin Kove) and his top fighter Mark (Matthias Hues) hold "to the death" fights to amuse the bloodthirsty rich. This by-the- numbers martial arts flick came at the end of the "underground death match" cycle. The stale script should have "Do not produce after 1990" stamped on it and features some baffling choices (would a guy hosting death matches really do up contracts for them?). Jacklin, who looks like Craig Sheffer with more Cro-Magnon features, is a former professional kickboxer and supported Don "The Dragon" Wilson in several features (RING OF FIRE 1 & 2, BLACK BELT). He is actually decent in his first leading role and, naturally, his fights are well done. Female lead Renee Ammann is really lousy as the tough female reporter looking for her big break. The real surprises are Kove and Hues as the baddies, with Kove's character having an eccentric love of crystals. Richard Lynch and Jorge Rivero each have one scene as rival bosses who get killed. Lynch's bit - where he tells the story of his Italian mob grandfather "Pretty Boy" O'Brien - is actually really well done and could be in a Tarantino flick.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

26 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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