Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in the descriptively titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, Van Damme becomes involved in the Kumite, a highly illegal kickboxing competition. Whoever survives the bout will be crowned Kumite champion of the world…a title that has plenty of challengers with homicide in their hearts. The finale offers a duel to the death between Van Damme and reigning Kumite king Bolo Yeung. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ Frank Dux, who serves as the film's fight coordinator.
Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: This is where it all began for the Muscles from Brussels, but beyond Van Damme's athleticism, Bloodsport is a cliched, virtually plotless exercise in action movie recycling.
Cast & Crew
- Action & Adventure
- © 1988 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.
- English (Subtitles, Stereo)
Dutch (Subtitles), French (Stereo), German (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Romanian (Subtitles), Spanish (Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)
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