Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite

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Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite
Directed byAlan Mehrez
Produced byAlan Mehrez
Written byJeff Schechter
StarringDaniel Bernhardt
Pat Morita
Donald Gibb
James Hong
Music byStephen Edwards
CinematographyJacques Haitkin
Edited byJ. Douglas Seelig
Production
company
F.M. Entertainment International N.V.
Distributed byTranscontinental Film Corporation
(VHS)
Lions Gate Entertainment (DVD)
Release date
1 March 1996
Running time
86 min.
LanguageEnglish

Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite is the sequel to the 1988 film Bloodsport. This sequel had a limited release before going direct-to-video in 1996 and starred Daniel Bernhardt, who reprised the role in a sequel.

Plot[edit]

After thief Alex Cardo (Daniel Bernhardt) gets caught and betrayed by his partner in crime John (Philip Tan) while stealing an ancient Jian in Thailand, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten. One of the guards, Demon (Ong Soo Han), is particularly upset by Alex's appearance and tortures him whenever he gets the opportunity. Alex finds one friend and mentor in the jailhouse, Master Sun (James Hong), who teaches him a superior fighting style called "Iron Hand". When a "best of the best kumite" is to take place, Demon gets an invitation. Now Master Sun and Alex need to find a way to let Alex take part in the kumite, too.

The final fight pits Alex and Demon together. At first, and for a long time, Demon has the upper hand in terms of strength and fighting ability. When Alex is down, he takes one last look at Master Sun and uses the "Iron Hand" against his opponent, severely damaging and defeating Demon. Alex is the winner, and as part of deals previously made, Master Sun is freed from prison, and so is Alex.

Cast[edit]

  • Daniel Bernhardt – Alex Cardo
  • Pat Morita – David Leung
  • Donald Gibb – Ray 'Tiny' Jackson
  • James Hong – Master Sun
  • Lori Lynn Dickerson – Janine Elson
  • Ong Soo Han – Demon
  • Philip Tan – John
  • Nicholas Hill – Sergio DeSilva
  • Ron Hall – Cliff
  • Hee Il Cho – Head Judge
  • Shaun Gordon – Sun's Student
  • Lisa McCullough – Kim Campbell
  • Chuay – Chien
  • Steve Martinex – Head Referee
  • Jeff Wolfe – Flash
  • Cliff Bernhardt – Len
  • Nils Allen Stewart – Gorilla
  • Eric Lee – Seng
  • Kevin Chong – Sun's Student
  • Jerry Piddington – Kumite fighter
  • Richard Kee Smith – Kumite fighter
  • Gokor Chivichyan – Kumite fighter

Series continuity[edit]

Actor Donald Gibb also appeared in the first Bloodsport film as Ray Jackson. He is the only returning character from the first film to the second film. James Hong and Pat Morita appear in both Bloodsport II and Bloodsport III.

Cameo[edit]

Canadian novelist Kevin Chong had a minor role in the film as Sun's student.

International titles[edit]

  • Brazil: O Grande Dragāo Branco: A Revanche (The Great White Dragon: The Revenge)
  • Denmark: Bloodsport II: Ironhand
  • Germany: Bloodsport II: Die Nächste Herausforderung (Bloodsport II: The Next Challenge)
  • Italy: Colpi Proibiti 2
  • Spain: Contacto Sangriento 2 (Bloody Contact 2)

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