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Strange request - can you name this martial arts film...

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by w11tho, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. w11tho

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,186

    Right, firstly I apologise for being so vague, but I haven't a lot to go on. About about 15yrs ago when I was a lot younger, I saw a martial arts film, which involved the following:
    • Guy getting trained in the jungle (it's NOT KickBoxer).
    • The bad guy he had to fight was called Kahn*.
    • His training involved preparing for Kahn's signature move - a series of 3 kicks.
    • He practiced by blocking logs that were swung at him (which were meant to resemble Kahn's kicks).
    • The final fight was set on some kind of wooden platform, surrounded by pointy, sharp wooden poles (which I *think* Kahn falls on in the end).
    Now, I'm in no way a film buff (as you might be able to tell). But it's really been bugging me as to what this film is, as I'd love to get hold of it, if just for the sake of a little reminiscence. I've tried googling a few choice phrases, but sadly to no avail. IMDB hasn't been any help either. Has anyone got any idea of the film I'm talking about? Would be greatly appreciated if anyone could shed some light on the matter.

    :)

    *I think that's his name, but I'm not 100% sure
     
    Last edited: 15 Jun 2006
  2. KaHn

    Capodecina

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    What the hell my sig move is whacking someone with a keyboard.

    KaHn
     
  3. Morba

    Caporegime

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    any ideas on who played the main role?
     
  4. w11tho

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

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    Afraid not. I can also add that: main guy was white, Kahn was black.
     
  5. panthro

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wokingham

    total stab in the dark.......

    Gymkata (1985)

    Im clued up with asian action films, but this one has got me.
     
  6. Hawkpie

    Hitman

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    The film was The King of the Kickboxers and the main role was Loren Avedon.

    One of the films I loved from my youth. I'm going to have to try and dig this out now.

    pie
     
  7. w11tho

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,186

    Absolute legend! Thanks a million mate; for 15yrs this one has alluded me! :)
     
  8. Hawkpie

    Hitman

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    Location: the toon

    hehe, no problem.

    glad to see it wasn't just me watching those martial arts films in my youth.

    you've got me wanting to watch it now. :)

    found this as well......

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    Last edited: 15 Jun 2006