in 1988, was not the first movie starring Jean Claude
Van Damme, but it started his career as a martial arts
action hero. Frank Dux (Van Damme) goes AWOL to
fight in a forbidden, last man standing martial arts
tournament in Japan. While being chased by agents
intending to return him to military service, Dux battles
his way to champion of the tournament and love interest
of the beautiful reporter.