I’d like to start off this small little post by making an apology to Jean Claude Van Damme. Because while I’m a huge fan of his, somehow, in some way, this movie slipped my radar. I never even bothered to do the IMDB search which is usually the first place I go when I want to see movies I haven’t seen of certain actors.
So the fact that I muffed up No Retreat, No Surrender is completely unacceptable. That said, at least we’re here now right? Anyway, here’s the plot for yet another 80s masterpiece. Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top martial artist is the deadly Ivan.
You basically had me at “deadly Ivan.” Plus Van Damme is Ivan! Check out the trailer after the jump….