Bloodsport Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Bloodsport



Go behind the scenes on the 1988 Martial Arts movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres More Cast

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Jean-Claude Van Damme was well-known in Europe as a kickboxer, but an unknown in Hollywood. He spotted producer Menahem Golan coming out of a restaurant and getting into his car. He introduced himself, and then did a 360 degree spinning kick, narrowly missing Golan's head. Golan signed him the next day to star in this film.
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Even after it was filmed, the movie was almost never released, but Van Damme helped edit the film so that it could be.
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Dux was the first American to win the "Kumite", an international martial-arts fighting tournament. Bloodsport was based on Dux's victory, and Dux claims he also co-wrote that screenplay. He also claims he helped the actor with his martial-arts choreography, because Van Damme "did not have the martial-arts skills that he boasted about."
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Frank Dux is a real person... But everything about fighting in the tournament appears to be fiction.

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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

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1988 Cannon Films
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