• Publication date: June 27, 2011

No Retreat, No Surrender

An unskilled martial arts enthusiast summons the ghost of Bruce Lee for private lessons.

  • Publication date: June 27, 2011

No Retreat, No Surrender

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1986

MBC Action:

October 4, 2012 00:00 (KSA) ~ October 3, 2012 23:00 (CLT)

Tom Stillwell (Timothy D. Baker) is a karate instructor who operates a California dojo until mobsters force him out of town.  He relocates to Seattle with his son, Jason (Kurt McKinney) and vows to never fight again.  Jason, on the other hand, seeks to defend himself against neighborhood bullies, and attempts to enroll in a nearby martial arts school.  Unfortunately, he is rejected.


With no other teachers to turn to Jason visits Bruce Lee's grave (Tai Chung Kim), and prays for guidance.  Lee's spirit then appears to the teenager, who gives him one-on-one lessons in the art of fighting.


Filmed under the constraints of a meager $400,000 budget, the picture earned an impressive $16 million internationally.



  • Kurt McKinney
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • J.W. Falls
  • Kim Tai Chong
  • Kent Lipham
  • Dale Jacoby
  • Tim Baker
  • Kathie Sileno
  • Ron Pohnel