Kickboxer (film series)

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Kickboxer (film series)
Cover of DVD box set containing first 5 installments.jpg
DVD box set containing the first five entries
Directed byMark DiSalle (1)
David Worth (1)
Albert Pyun (2, 4)
Rick King (3)
Kristine Peterson (5)
John Stockwell (6)
Dimitri Logothetis (7, 8)
Distributed byKings Road Entertainment
Release date
1989–present
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Kickboxer is an American action film franchise that totals seven films to date. The first installment revolves around a character named Kurt Sloan, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Due to opting out of Kickboxer 2 to do the film Double Impact, the second through fourth installments revolve around the character David Sloane (played by Sasha Mitchell in all three entries), little brother to Van Damme's character from the original. Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (simply titled The Redemption in the opening title card) focuses on Matt Reeves (played by Mark Dacascos), a friend of the Sloan family. After a long hiatus a sixth entry was eventually made as Kickboxer: Vengeance which also serves as a reboot to the story line with Alain Moussi playing Kurt Sloane and original actor Jean-Claude Van Damme now playing the trainer. The recent seventh entry entitled Kickboxer: Retaliation serves as a direct sequel to the characters and story in Kickboxer: Vengeance.

The Kickboxer film series encompasses:

Characters[edit]

Character Movie
Kickboxer Kickboxer 2 Kickboxer 3 Kickboxer 4 Kickboxer 5 Kickboxer: Vengeance Kickboxer: Retaliation Kickboxer: Armageddon
Kurt Sloane Jean-Claude Van Damme Emmanuel Kervyn Alain Moussi
Tong Po Michel Qissi Kamel Krifa Dave Bautista
Eric Sloane Dennis Alexio Casey Stengel Dennis Alexio Darren Shahlavi
Xian Chow Dennis Chan
David Sloan Sasha Mitchell
Matt Reeves Mark Dacascos
Mr. Negaal James Ryan
Master Durand Jean-Claude Van Damme
Mongkut Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Joseph King Steven Swadling