Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Bloodsport is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme released in USA on 26 february 1988 with Jean-Claude Van Damme

Bloodsport (1988)

Bloodsport
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 26 february 1988
Length 1h32
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Martial arts,    Action,    Martial arts
Rating68% 3.4023.4023.4023.4023.402

Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, and Bolo Yeung. The film is partly based on unverified claims made by martial artist Frank Dux. It sold well at the box office, grossing $11,806,119 domestically on a budget of $1,500,000. Bloodsport was one of Van Damme's first starring films and showcased his athletic abilities. He performs numerous physical feats such as helicopter-style, jump spinning heel kicks, and a complete split. It has since become a cult film.

Synopsis

U.S. Army Captain Frank Dux, trained from his youth in the ways of Ninjutsu by Senzo Tanaka, honors his mentor by taking the place of Tanaka's deceased son Shingo in the illegal Kumite martial-arts tournament. During his childhood, Dux and a group of friends invaded Tanaka's home to steal a katana, but he was apprehended by Senzo and Shingo while attempting to return the katana to its display rack. Impressed by Dux's honesty and lack of fear, Senzo had him train with Shingo in martial science. Following Shingo's death, Senzo agreed to train Dux as a member of the Tanaka clan. When Dux's superiors learn of his invitation to the Kumite, they refuse to let him go; in return, he goes AWOL, says goodbye to his mentor and leaves for Hong Kong. Two CID officers, Helmer and Rawlins, are summoned to track down and arrest Dux for desertion.

Actors

Trailer of Bloodsport

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Bloodsport (film)

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Bloodsport

There are 181 films with the same actors, 3 films with the same director, 74019 with the same cinematographic genres (including 81 with exactly the same 5 genres than Bloodsport), 4182 films with the same themes (including 1883 films with the same 2 themes than Bloodsport), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Bloodsport, you will probably like those similar films :
Kickboxer
Kickboxer (1989)
, 1h37
Directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mark DiSalle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Rape in fiction, Martial arts films, Rape and revenge films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mohamed Qissi, Mark DiSalle, Lau Kar Wing
Rating64% 3.204323.204323.204323.204323.20432
Kurt Sloane (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is the cornerman for his brother Eric (Dennis Alexio), an American kickboxing champion. Kurt and Eric travel to Bangkok to challenge Tong Po (Michel Qissi), Thailand's undefeated champion. After a brutal first round, Kurt realizes that they are outmatched by Tong Po and tries to convince his brother to stop the fight. Unwilling to give up, Eric returns for the second round and continues to take a vicious beating, finally prompting Kurt to throw in the towel. Tong Po ignores him and continues the assault, which ultimately leaves Eric paralyzed from the waist down. Eric is then carried outside and left on the street without any help, until Winston Taylor (Haskell Anderson), a retired US Army special forces member, intervenes and agrees to take the brothers to the hospital. After several hours of surgery, the doctor informs Kurt that Eric will never walk again.
The Quest
The Quest (1996)
, 1h35
Directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn, Jack McGee, Aki Aleong, Jean-Claude Van Damme
Rating56% 2.8071852.8071852.8071852.8071852.807185
Late night in a bar in the present day, an old man enters and awaits service. Not long after, a group of thugs arrive and attempt to rob the till. The old man defeats them easily one by one with hand-to-hand combat. Amazed, the bartender asks how he learned to fight. The old man replies "it was long ago..."
Double Impact, 1h47
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alan Scarfe, Philip Chan, Bolo Yeung, Philip Chan
Rating56% 2.805862.805862.805862.805862.80586
The story begins with the opening of the Hong Kong Victoria Harbour tunnel by business partners Paul Wagner and Nigel Griffith (Alan Scarfe). Paul attends with his twin infant sons, Chad and Alex. However, after the celebrations, the family is followed home by a Triad hit squad on orders from Griffith and crime lord Raymond Zhang (Philip Chan). A shootout ensues, in which Paul and his wife are killed by Moon (Bolo Yeung), Griffith's henchman. Chad is rescued by the family bodyguard, Frank Avery (Geoffrey Lewis), and raised abroad. Alex is dropped off on the doorstep of a Hong Kong orphanage.
Lionheart
Lionheart (1990)
, 1h45
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes French war films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Brian Thompson, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson
Rating62% 3.103863.103863.103863.103863.10386
Lyon Gaultier is a paratrooper in the French Foreign Legion, stationed in Djibouti, North Africa. His brother, who is married to an American woman in Los Angeles, is burned alive during a deal gone wrong and suffers third-degree burns, dying shortly afterward. Lyon deserts his legion when they withhold letters from his brother's wife and ultimately refuse to let him see his brother. He steals a jeep and escapes through the desert, finding work on a tramp steamer headed for the U.S. Meanwhile, the Legion commanding officer also travels to the States, arriving at the French Embassy, where he is told that Lyon's desertion is ranked at low importance with the LAPD, so he orders two of his own Legionnaires to do the job.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, 1h56
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Gangster films
Actors Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Henry Silva, Tricia Vessey, Victor Argo, Isaac de Bankolé
Rating74% 3.7488253.7488253.7488253.7488253.748825
Ghost Dog (Whitaker) sees himself as a retainer of Louie (John Tormey), a local mobster, who saved Ghost Dog's life years ago. While living as a hired hitman for the Italian Mafia, he adheres to the code of the samurai, and interprets and applies the wisdom of the Hagakure in his contracts for the mob.
Hard Target, 1h37
Directed by John Woo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley, Willie C. Carpenter
Rating62% 3.1018353.1018353.1018353.1018353.101835
In New Orleans, a homeless veteran named Douglas Binder is the target of a hunt. He is given a belt containing $10,000 and told that he must reach the other side of town where he would then win the money and his life. Hunting him are the hunt organizer Emil Fouchon, a businessman named Mr. Lopaki who has paid $500,000 for the opportunity to hunt a human, Fouchon's lieutenant Pik Van Cleaf, and mercenaries including Stephan and Peterson. Binder fails to reach his destination and is shot by three crossbow bolts. Van Cleaf retrieves the money belt.
Street Fighter, 1h42
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Monde imaginaire, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá, Ming-Na Wen, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa, Byron Mann
Rating41% 2.054652.054652.054652.054652.05465
In the Southeast Asian nation of Shadaloo City, civil war has erupted between the forces of crazed military dictator General M. Bison (Raul Julia) and the Allied Nations, a multinational military force, led by their regional commander, Colonel William F. Guile. Bison has recently captured several A.N. relief workers, and via a live two-way radio broadcast, demands Guile secure a US$20 billion ransom in three days or else face responsibility for the hostages' deaths. Guile refuses and vows to track Bison down, but his assistant, Sergeant Cammy (Kylie Minogue) is only partially able to pinpoint Bison's location to the river-delta region outside the city. One of the hostages is Guile's close friend, Carlos "Charlie" Blanka (Robert Mammone), who Bison orders taken to his lab for his captive witch doctor, Dhalsim (Roshan Seth), to turn into the first of his supersoldiers. Though Charlie is severely disfigured by the procedure, Dhalsim secretly alters his cerebral programming to maintain Charlie's humanity.
Black Eagle, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Spy, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Political films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark, Kane Kosugi, Bruce French, Jan Tříska
Rating38% 1.917041.917041.917041.917041.91704
The film takes place with the summoning of a Japanese martial artist Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi) (codenamed the "BLACK EAGLE"), assigned on a U.S. Governmental mission to retrieve a top secret laser tracking device that was on board a shot down F-111 jet. Ken Tani along with the assistance of his two, brave young sons and his CIA aide Patricia Parker (Doran Clark) must track down the tracking device before the KGB steal it. Ken Tani inevitably comes face to face with a skilled enemy in the form of a KGB team leader named Andrei (Jean-Claude Van Damme).
Death Warrant, 1h33
Directed by Deran Sarafian
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, Art LaFleur, George Dickerson, Patrick Kilpatrick
Rating57% 2.8564652.8564652.8564652.8564652.856465
Detective Louis Burke (Jean-Claude Van Damme) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Quebec, confronts the maniac that killed his partner on the force. The villain named Christian Naylor - called the Sandman (Patrick Kilpatrick) is tracked down to an abandoned house in Los Angeles. Although the Sandman nearly kills him, Burke is able to shoot the Sandman several times, but not killing him.
Wake of Death, 1h31
Directed by Philippe Martinez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Burt Kwouk, Valerie Tian
Rating55% 2.756742.756742.756742.756742.75674
After being a gangster for many years, Ben Archer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) moves from Marseille to Los Angeles and decides to become legit to spend more time with his wife, Cynthia (Lisa King), and his child, Nicholas (Pierre Marais).