Tonight's Primetime Movie: No Retreat, No Surrender
Posted 08.31.12 by reelz
Tonight it's full-contact karate with Jean Claude Van Damme and Kurt McKinney in the 1986 cult classic No Retreat, No Surrender.
McKinney plays Jason Stillwell, a young karate student and Bruce Lee fanatic who trains in his father's (Timothy D. Baker) dojo. One night after a training session, the dojo is visited by members of an organized crime syndicate. After refusing to join the organization, Jason's father has his leg broken by a Russian martial artist named Ivan Kraschinsky (Jean Claude Van Damme), a hired thug of the boss. Stillwell begins to train under the tutelage of a ghost Bruce Lee, yes a ghost, in an attempt to become a better fighter to seek revenge against Kraschinsky.