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In 2016 the series was rebooted, with Alain Moussi in the Kurt Sloane and Van Damme in a RemakeCameo as Master Durand. The films in this series were:

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In 2016 the series was rebooted, with Alain Moussi in the Kurt Sloane role and Van Damme in a RemakeCameo as Master Durand. The films in this series were:


Six sequels were released since the first film:

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Six Five sequels were released since the first film:


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In 2016 the series was rebooted, with Alain Moussi in the Kurt Sloane and Van Damme in a RemakeCameo as Master Durand. The films in this series were:


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* CasualtyInTheRing: The plot is kicked off by the antagonist Tong Po beating Eric, the protagonist's brother, so badly that he's paralyzed from the waist down.

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* CasualtyInTheRing: The plot is kicked off by the antagonist Tong Po beating Eric, the protagonist's brother, so badly that he's paralyzed from the waist down. ''Vengeance'' takes it further and has Eric dying at Tong Po's hands.

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* KarmaHoudini: TongPo never really faced any serious consequences for his actions and happens to be the only one to come out of the Kickboxer films alive.
** Thankfully this trope becomes a subversion in the reboot films.


It focuses on two brothers, Kurt and Eric Sloane, who go to UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} to challenge Tong Po, UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}'s undefeated kickboxing champion. After a brutal first round, Kurt realizes that the two are out of their league against this guy, and tries to convince his brother to stop the fight, but Eric is unwilling to give up and goes for a second round against him. Tong Po proceeds to hand Eric the worst beating of his life, culminating in paralyzing him from the waist down despite Kurt throwing in the towel in a bid to stop the fight. Kurt is mad as hell and vows to avenge his brother by defeating Tong Po.

Winston, Kurt's friend, is at first reluctant to help Kurt in his quest for revenge, but eventually tells him about a guy by the name of Xian Chow, a locally famous ''muay thai'' trainer, who might be able to train him in the martial art. Xian Chow puts Kurt through a [[TrainingFromHell hellish training sequence]] that hones his skills as a kickboxer. Along the way, he also meets Mylee, Xian's pretty niece who soon becomes his LoveInterest, and makes an enemy of Freddy Li, a local Thai mobster whose men are continually threatening and stealing money from her. After Kurt proceeds to take down Freddy's men in a barroom brawl, Xian is able to arrange a match with Tong Po on Kurt's behalf, a match where both fighters will fight in the "ancient way" -- both fighters wrap their hands in hemp rope, which is then coated in resin and dipped in broken glass to make them deadly weapons.

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It focuses on two brothers, Kurt and Eric Sloane, who go to UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} to challenge Tong Po, UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}'s undefeated kickboxing UsefulNotes/{{Kickboxing}} champion. After a brutal first round, Kurt realizes that the two are out of their league against this guy, and tries to convince his brother to stop the fight, but Eric is unwilling to give up and goes for a second round against him. Tong Po proceeds to hand Eric the worst beating of his life, culminating in paralyzing him from the waist down despite Kurt throwing in the towel in a bid to stop the fight. Kurt is mad as hell and vows to avenge his brother by defeating Tong Po.

Winston, Kurt's friend, is at first reluctant to help Kurt in his quest for revenge, but eventually tells him about a guy by the name of Xian Chow, a locally famous ''muay thai'' UsefulNotes/MuayThai trainer, who might be able to train him in the martial art. Xian Chow puts Kurt through a [[TrainingFromHell hellish training sequence]] that hones his skills as a kickboxer. Along the way, he also meets Mylee, Xian's pretty niece who soon becomes his LoveInterest, and makes an enemy of Freddy Li, a local Thai mobster whose men are continually threatening and stealing money from her. After Kurt proceeds to take down Freddy's men in a barroom brawl, Xian is able to arrange a match with Tong Po on Kurt's behalf, a match where both fighters will fight in the "ancient way" -- both fighters wrap their hands in hemp rope, which is then coated in resin and dipped in broken glass to make them deadly weapons.



* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts:
** Kurt's kickboxing looks more like Karate than Muay Thai.

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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts:
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ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Kurt's kickboxing fighting style looks more like Karate UsefulNotes/{{Karate}} than Muay Thai.UsefulNotes/MuayThai.


* TheSoCalledCoward: Winston shows himself to be one of these after Kurt accuses of being a DirtyCoward for not wanting to help rescue Eric. For his part, Winston initially believes Kurt is a FearlessFool.

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* TheSoCalledCoward: Winston shows himself to be one of these after Kurt accuses him of being a DirtyCoward for not wanting to help rescue Eric. For his part, Winston initially believes Kurt is a FearlessFool.


* SoCalledCoward: Winston shows himself to be one of these after Kurt accuses of being a DirtyCoward for not wanting to help rescue Eric. For his part, Winston initially believes Kurt is a FearlessFool.

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* SoCalledCoward: TheSoCalledCoward: Winston shows himself to be one of these after Kurt accuses of being a DirtyCoward for not wanting to help rescue Eric. For his part, Winston initially believes Kurt is a FearlessFool.

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* SoCalledCoward: Winston shows himself to be one of these after Kurt accuses of being a DirtyCoward for not wanting to help rescue Eric. For his part, Winston initially believes Kurt is a FearlessFool.

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* MartialArtsMovie: It's called Kickboxer.


* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played mostly straight. Kurt is basically a NiceGuy just trying to defend his brother's honor and the bad guys show no redeeming qualities on screen. Eric and Winston add some grayness.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played mostly straight. straight for an R rated movie. Kurt is basically a NiceGuy just trying to defend his brother's honor from the evil Tong Po and the bad guys show no redeeming qualities on screen. Eric and Winston add some grayness.Freddy Li.


* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played mostly straight. Kurt is basically a NiceGuy just trying to defend his brother's honor and the bad guys show no redeeming qualities on screen.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played mostly straight. Kurt is basically a NiceGuy just trying to defend his brother's honor and the bad guys show no redeeming qualities on screen. Eric and Winston add some grayness.


* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the case of Kurt vs. Tong Po.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the case of mostly straight. Kurt vs. Tong Po.is basically a NiceGuy just trying to defend his brother's honor and the bad guys show no redeeming qualities on screen.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the case of Kurt vs. Tong Po.


* InterestingSituationDuel: The location and rules of the [[FightScene fight]] between Kurt and Tong Pi create this.

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* InterestingSituationDuel: The location and rules of the [[FightScene fight]] between Kurt and Tong Pi Po create this.


* InterestingSituationDuel: The location and rules of the [[Fight Scene fight]] between Kurt and Tong Pi create this.

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* InterestingSituationDuel: The location and rules of the [[Fight Scene [[FightScene fight]] between Kurt and Tong Pi create this.

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