Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back

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  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.8  (2,437)

Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back is a 1995 American martial arts film directed by Phillip Rhee, who also stars as the lead character, Tommy Lee. The film is the third installment of the Best of the Best film series and features an ensemble cast, including Christopher McDonald as FBI agent Frank Severo, Gina Gershon as Margo Preston, and Mark Rolston as Donnie Hansen.

The movie tells the story of Tommy Lee, a martial artist and former member of the U.S. Taekwondo team who is now running a martial arts school in Los Angeles. However, his peaceful life is disrupted when his friend, Margo Preston, approaches him for help in investigating a corrupted businessman who is aiding a group of right-wing extremists to build a biological weapon. Tommy, along with his students and FBI agent Frank Severo, must fight against the villains to save the world from a major disaster.

The film opens with Tommy Lee running his martial arts school along with his students, Michael (Ken Nagayama) and Travis (Chris Lemmon). Michael and Travis are Tommy's loyal students and best friends, who accompany him throughout the film. Margo Preston, a former student of Tommy and now an investigative journalist, meets him to request his help in unveiling a sinister operation that could have catastrophic consequences for the world. They discover that an arms dealer, Donnie Hansen, is working with a group of right-wing extremists to build a deadly biological weapon. The group's aim is to use the weapon to bring chaos to the world, which they believe will lead to the rise of a new world order.

To gather evidence against Hansen, Tommy, Margo, and Frank go undercover to infiltrate his organization. Hansen and his henchmen soon become suspicious of their motives, and the trio is forced to fight back. However, when they finally get their hands on the biological weapon, Hansen sets a trap for them. Tommy and his team must use their martial arts skills to escape and try to save the world from the disaster that awaits them.

The movie features some impressive action scenes that highlight the martial arts skills of the cast. It showcases various martial arts disciplines like Taekwondo, boxing, and kickboxing, to name a few. Rhee, who is a fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo in real-life, ensures that the film stays true to the martial arts genre, and the fight sequences are intense and entertaining. The cast's performances are competent, but it's Rhee who steals the show with his martial arts prowess.

Apart from the action sequences, the film touches on some relevant social and political themes of the time, such as racism, extremism, and corruption. The right-wing extremist group in the film represents the rising wave of extremism and hate groups in the '90s, and the film tries to raise awareness of the dangers associated with it. Additionally, the film also depicts the importance of teamwork and loyalty, as Tommy's students and friends help him throughout the story.

Overall, Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back is an engaging martial arts film that delivers on the action front while also addressing relevant social themes of the time. It's a film that will appeal to fans of the martial arts genre as well as viewers interested in action movies. The performances are satisfactory, and the action sequences are impressive, making it a worthy addition to the Best of the Best franchise.

Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back is a 1995 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8.

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    4.8  (2,437)