American Shaolin (1992)

Director
Lucas Lowe

Main cast
Reese Madigan; Trent Bushey; Daniel Dae Kim; Billy Chang; Cliff Lenderman

Genres
Action

Description
After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into "Karate Kid" territory where the novice humiliates himself at every turn, is tolerated as a foreigner, and still comes out a champion. The monastery teaches non-violence, but everyone knows that sooner or later the student will catch up with the bad guy.


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