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Pushed to the Limit (1992)

Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Mileham

Writer:

Mimi Lesseos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Lesseos ... Mimi
Eidan Hanzei Eidan Hanzei ... Harry Lee (as Henry Hayashi)
Verrel Reed Verrel Reed ... Vern (as Verrel Lester Reed Jr.)
Barbara Braverman Barbara Braverman ... Mom
Greg Ostrin Greg Ostrin ... John Cordon / Johnny
Rick Shaw Rick Shaw ... Fred
Frank Trejo Frank Trejo ... Frank
Phong Atwood Vo ... Ernie (as Phong Atwood)
James Bashaw James Bashaw ... Bodyguard
Christl Colven Christl Colven ... Olga
Darryl Cotton Darryl Cotton ... Priest
Terrance Curtis Terrance Curtis ... Tony
Alex Demir ... Mike
Pete Esposito Pete Esposito ... Man #1
Michael M. Foley Michael M. Foley ... Nick (as Michael Foley)
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Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who care and love her. But things take a turn for the worst when Mimi's boyfriend Nick is wounded and her younger brother is shot to death for trying to stiff local druglord Harry Lee. Lee is the toughest and meanest criminal figure in all of Southern California and if you double-cross him, you won't live to see the sun set. Not only does Lee rule his own empire, he also runs the Kumite, a gladitorial fight ring where warriors battle to the death. Mimi knows the police can't touch Lee with a ten foot pole and so she enlists the aid of her martial arts friend Master Vern to teach her kickboxing and tai chi so she can prepare for combat. Vern doesn't think Mimi is ready for Kumite, as it is a place where only one warrior can be left standing and breathing and the one who loses dies. Against his own ... Written by Keno Reeves (spywatcher459)

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Além dos Limites See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Stepping Out Studios See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pushed To The Limit
Written by Bill Bentley and Marilyn Mileham as Marilyn Ellis Mileham
Performed by Marilyn Mileham as as Marilyn Ellis Mileham
Published by Bill Bentley Music / M.E. Publishing (BMI)
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Not very satisfying
15 February 2008 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

Mimi Lesseos plays a wrestler (now that's an acting stretch!) who enters an illegal kickboxing tournament to get revenge on the man who organizes it - the man who is also responsible for the killing of her brother and the wounding of her boyfriend. Conceived perhaps as a female version of Van Damme's "Kickboxer", "Pushed to the Limit" fails to deliver. The dramatic parts are insufferably slow and stilted, and although Mimi is a talented fighter, particularly when she applies wrestling / grappling moves, her talents are often obscured by the editing or by the simple fact that the camera focuses on other things instead of the fighting. For a movie centered around a fighting tournament, there is a surprising lack of long, continuous fight scenes here. If you feel like you need to see every Mimi Lesseos film then go ahead, but if you just want to see one, try "Beyond Fear" instead. (*1/2)


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