Please help me remember the name of this movie.
November 19, 2009 10:30 PM   Subscribe

What was the name of this movie? Martial arts-themed/action (think JCVD-style). Cheesy scene description - the only one I can remember - inside.

I last saw the movie in the 90's (likely early/mid 90's). The only scene I remember is a flashback to when the (non-Asian) protagonist was a boy, and he was in an Asian country (Singapore? Vietnam? Thailand? Could this be a Chuck Norris movie?). Several kids surround him in the road and beat him up, which is when he embarks on his study of martial arts. I really think it was Jean-Claude Van Damme, but having reviewed his filmography nothing rings a bell.

Any ideas on the name of this movie? Thanks!
posted by aberrant to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
 
Bloodsport?
posted by Dreamcast at 10:34 PM on November 19, 2009


Just rewatched Bloodsport and Kickboxer. Neither of those were it, but thanks.
posted by aberrant at 10:35 PM on November 19, 2009


Not a martial arts movie, but I think an Officer and a Gentleman starts like that.
posted by Loudmax at 1:16 AM on November 20, 2009


I just asked a co-worker and he also suggested Officer And A Gentleman.
posted by orme at 5:02 AM on November 20, 2009


reading over my shoulder friend says: "Power of one" maybe?
posted by kudzu at 5:17 AM on November 20, 2009


Could be American Ninja.
posted by idb at 5:47 AM on November 20, 2009


Not Officer and a Gentleman. Gere kicks somebody's ass when he's grown and in uniform.
posted by bunny hugger at 6:00 AM on November 20, 2009


That was it. Wow - as soon as you mentioned it I remembered. Thank you!!

Bunny hugger, there's a flashback scene. Trust me :)
posted by aberrant at 6:51 AM on November 20, 2009


Really? Wow, been a while.
posted by bunny hugger at 11:00 AM on November 20, 2009


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