Lyon Gaultier (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights.
Directed by Sheldon Lettich, the writer responsible for the martial arts cult favorite Bloodsport, Lionheart (aka A.W.O.L.) focuses on one man’s quest to be with his family in their time of need no matter what stands in his way. Fortunately for the character of Lyon, he has help in the form of Joshua (Harrison Page) who runs amateur underground fights. Joshua’s own fights may be small time but his connections to the rich Cynthia (Deborah Rennard), who runs her own underground fight circuit, prove fruitful with a larger financial reward for both Lyon and Joshua, who acts as Lyon’s manager. Though Cynthia is helping the duo out, Lyon doesn’t entirely trust her, particularly when she’s trying to seduce him with her high leg cut one piece. Knowing very few people in America and with the Legion’s security officers searching for him, Lyon has to take all the help he can get.
After having touched on such classics as Kickboxer and Cyborg, today, one of our favorite YouTubers, Oliver Harper, has released yet another epic retrospective looking back at a fan-favorite flick from the “Muscles from Brussels”. Check out some insightful commentary, little known facts, behind-the-scenes footage and many other things any fan of this spin-kicking spectacle should enjoy.
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[via Oliver Harper]