Kickboxer is a 1989 martial arts film directed by David Worth and Mark DiSalle. The film features Jean-Claude Van Damme as Kurt Sloane, the younger brother of Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), an American kickboxing champion. After Eric is paralyzed in the ring by the ruthless Thai champion Tong Po (Michel Qissi), Kurt vows to avenge his brother. He seeks the assistance of a veteran kickboxer Xian Chow (Dennis Chan) to train him in the ancient and brutal art of Muay Thai. Kickboxer has since become a classic in the martial arts film genre and sparked several sequels. The film's magnificent score is by Paul Hertzog, who also scored Bloodsport (1988).
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