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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The film was called ''Contacto sangriento'' ("Bloody Contact") in both Latin America and Spain.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The film was called ''Contacto sangriento'' ("Bloody Contact") in both Latin America and Spain. In Brazil, it is named O Grande Dragão Branco ("The Great White Dragon").


* ActorAllusion: Bolo Yeung is readily identified as an opponent of Creator/BruceLee in ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', here as the villain many of his lines come almost directly from that movie. [[ShoutOut "Impressive, but brick not hit back."]]


* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Bolo Yeung, who plays the sadistic BigBad Chong Li is a sweetheart in real life and him and Van Damme became life long friends and occasional co-stars after appearing in the film.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The film was called ''Contacto sangriento'' ("Bloody Contact") in both Latin America and Spain.


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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Bolo Yeung, who plays the sadistic BigBad Chong Li is a sweetheart in real life and him and Van Damme became life long friends and occasional co-stars after appearing in the film.

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* FakeNationality:
** Senzo Tanaka is played by Shanghai-born British-Chinese actor Roy Chiao.
** Saudi fighter Sadiq is played by the very clearly not-Arab Hong Kong actor Bernard Mariano.

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* CastTheExpert: Paulo Tocha, who plays the Muay Thai fighter Paco, is actually a real life Muay Thai champion.
* DyeingForYourArt: The real Frank Dux was the fighting coordinator for this film. When Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme was cast, Dux announced that Van Damme wasn't nearly in good enough shape, and put him through a three-month training program. Van Damme called those three months "the hardest training of his life" - this despite being a world-championship martial artist in his own right.


* BigNameFan: Creator/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.

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* BigNameFan: Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.


* ColbertBump: Creator/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.

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* ColbertBump: BigNameFan: Creator/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' was originally going to be a game based on this movie. Johnny Cage's look from [=MK1=] was a clear homage to Van Damme's fight attire from this movie. Van Damme was even going to play Johnny Cage, but [[Film/StreetFighter chose another video game movie instead...]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' [[DivorcedInstallment was originally going to be a game based on this movie.movie]]. Johnny Cage's look from [=MK1=] was a clear homage to Van Damme's fight attire from this movie. Van Damme was even going to play Johnny Cage, but [[Film/StreetFighter chose another video game movie instead...]]


* ColbertBump: Creator/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.



* RevivalByCommercialization: Not so much ''revived'' but "remembered" because Creator/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.


* ActorAllusion: Bolo Yeung is readily identified as an opponent of BruceLee in ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', here as the villain many of his lines come almost directly from that movie. [[ShoutOut "Impressive, but brick not hit back."]]

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* ActorAllusion: Bolo Yeung is readily identified as an opponent of BruceLee Creator/BruceLee in ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', here as the villain many of his lines come almost directly from that movie. [[ShoutOut "Impressive, but brick not hit back."]]



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* RevivalByCommercialization: Not so much ''revived'' but "remembered" because Creator/DonaldTrump said it's [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/287642/donald-trump-favorite-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-bloodsport/ his favorite film]] during his 2016 Presidenital campaign. Though he also admits he fast-forwards through the story sequences.

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* StarMakingRole: Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/ForestWhitaker from Film/TheLastKingOfScotland is one of the agents sent to find and detain Frank.
** The winning fighter in the opening bout of the Kumite is [[Film/{{Kickboxer}} Tong Po]].
** [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Ogre]] is the other American fighter in the tournament.
** Veteran kung fu heavy Bolo Yeung is the BigBad


** Creator/ForestWhitaker from TheLastKingOfScotland is one of the agents sent to find and detain Frank.

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** Creator/ForestWhitaker from TheLastKingOfScotland Film/TheLastKingOfScotland is one of the agents sent to find and detain Frank.

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