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Directed by Newt Arnold
Written by Sheldon Lettich, Christopher Cosby and Mel Friedman
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton, Forest Whitaker and Bolo Yeung

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

The following tags are associated with this movie: martial arts, tournament
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Bloodsport (1988)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

9 / 10
I find that Jean-Claude Van Damme's two best films both came from early in his career, one is Kickboxer and the other is Bloodsport. While this movie is based on a real person (Frank Dux), I am unsure of to what extent the true events are stretched in this film. How much is true and how much fiction has been padded in to make it a movie? Either way, it is definitely one of the most entertaining martial arts films out there.

There are some fondly cheesy tunes and some corny acting at times, including from Van Damme, but it is all a part of its charm and why it's such an enjoyable film. Bolo Yeung also makes for a great villain in this flick.
Other martial arts movies that you may enjoy

Enter the Ninja (1981)

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Miami Connection (1987)

Street Fighter (1994)
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