No Retreat, No Surrender II (1989)
Karate Tiger 2
No Retreat, No Surrender 2
No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder
Nomination Year: 1992
SYNOPSIS: Description of the movie's "plot" goes here.
- "Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"
The Very Definition of a "Bad Day"
Near the film's end, there's a fight between the American good guy and the beefier Russian bad guy that has to be seen to be believed.
It starts off as a pretty normal fight (for an action movie -- lots of martial arts fancy stuff). Then it turns weird. The American looks like he's losing and appears to run away. The Russian gives chase. The American runs toward and up the wall, grabbing a handy Russian flag and, in the same motion, vaults over his opponent. He ties the Russian up in the flag, then ties that with a convenient length of rope that just happens to be lying around. The American takes the end of the rope and crashes out the window with it. The Russian has just managed to rip the fabric from around his face when -- Vroom! -- he's yanked out the window and dragged hundreds of yards across the rough terrain of the compound, tied to the bumper of a Jeep. After smacking into rocks and building supports, the poor guy flies over a small cliff and lands in a sunken pond as the Jeep stalls.
Now you'd think that this would faze most people, but the Russian is just too strong. As the American struggles to restart the vehicle, the Russian regains his feet and starts pulling the Jeep toward him (not a bright idea, when you think about it). As he's pulling, alligators that were in the water bite down on his leg and start eating him. Meanwhile, the American has abandoned his attempts to get the Jeep started, and has instead opted to fiddle with the gas tank. Our hapless Russian ends up pulling the Jeep over the 10-foot embankment and on top of himself. Ouch.
After all that, to add injury to injury, the American pops up with his trusty machine-gun and fires on the Jeep, causing it to explode massively! Those poor gators.
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