Taglines: An ancient sport becomes A deadly game.
Kurt Sloan is the corner-man for his brother, U.S. kickboxing champion Eric Sloan. When Kurt witnesses his brother become maliciously paralyzed in the ring by Thailand champion Tong Po, Kurt vows revenge. With the help of Zion, a kickboxing trainer who lives in a remote area of Thailand, Kurt trains for the fight of his life.
Kickboxer is a 1989 American martial arts film produced and directed by Mark DiSalle, and also co-directed by David Worth, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and former world kickboxing champion Dennis Alexio. The film was released in the United States on September 8, 1989. The film is considered to be a cult classic and one of the definitive works in Van Damme’s movie career as a martial artist. It was so successful that it spawned several sequels.
Directed by: Mark DiSalle, David Worth
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi, Haskell V. Anderson, Rochelle Ashana, Richard Foo, Ricky Liu
Screenplay by: Glenn A. Bruce
Production Design by: Shay Austin
Cinematography by: Jon Kranhouse
Film Editing by: Wayne Wahrman
Art Direction by: Sita Yeung
Music by: Paul Hertzog
Distributed by: Cannon Films
Release Date:September 8, 1989