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A kid from the mean streets of 1920's New York flees the police aboard a ship bound for the orient. Hijacked at sea, he is adopted by a rogueish pirate (Roger Moore) who sells him to a martial arts school on a remote island. There he is prepared to enter a global fighting challenge staged at the mystical, mysterious Lost City of Tibet.
Aki Aleong - Supporting Actor
Roger Moore - British actor, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Janet Gunn - Actress
Louis Mandylor - Australian Actor/Stunts
Jean-Claude Van Damme - Actor/Martial Arts
Jean-Claude van Damme - Actor/Martial Arts
James Remar - American character actor
Jack McGee - Actor/"Cool As Ice"
When agile street thug Chris Dubois decides to take a trip around the world, he has no idea how extraordinary his adventure will become. Dubois is first kidnapped and enslaved by gun runners, but fortunately, he is rescued by Dobbs, a pirate. Dobbs turns him over to Khao, Tibet's kickboxing master. Khao trains Dubois in the martial arts, with Dubois becoming so skilled, he enters the "Ghan-gheng," an ancient fighting tournament. Only the best combatants from around the globe can compete in the event, which reflects the various fighting styles of its multi-cultural participants. Chris finds that the Ghan-gheng tests him mentally, physically, and even morally. Does he have enough of what it takes to win it all?
Released theatrically in the USA April 26, 1996. Presented by MDP Worldwide. Color by DeLuxe; shot in Panavision widescreen, with DTS sound. Additional cast: Aki Aleong Khan (Khao). Additional credit: Kuladee (Gai) Suchatanont (set decorator). Copyright 1996 Universal City Studios, Inc. and Selima Films A.V.V.
"...With the same grace and discipline he displays in front of the camera, Jean-Claude Van Damme makes a socko directorial debut with THE QUEST, a martial arts adventure odyssey that's epic in scale and high in style..." - 04/26/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F10
"...In the arena of expertly choreographed man-to-man mayhem, Van Damme ranks among the champs..." - 04/26/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.34