The Doug Benson Movie Interruption: A Donald Trump Favorite - Bloodsport

1988 | USA | R | 92 min.


State Theatre Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:59 PM
Film Info
July 28, 2016 - A Day in History
Release Year:1988
Runtime:92 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jean-Claude Van Damme
Donald Gibb
Leah Ayres
Norman Burton
Forest Whitaker
Director:Newt Arnold
Produced by:Mark DiSalle
Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Screenwriter:Sheldon Lettich
Sheldon Lettich
Christopher Cosby
Mel Friedman
Cinematography:David Worth
Editing By:Carl Kress
Michael J. Duthie
Jean-Claude Van Damme


In the interests of equal time, to accompany our live broadcast of Hillary Clinton’s historic acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, we offer you a TC exclusive. Watch one of Donald Trump’s favorite films (Google it!), a Jean-Claude Van Damme FIGHT TO THE DEATH: “Bloodsport!” This preposterously violent 1980s classic has it all: Blood. Van Damme Crazy Eyes. Training montages. More blood. Illegal kung-fu tournaments. Snakeskin jackets. Literally all the blood. The Muscles from Brussels milks his helicopter-jumping, roundhouse-kicking debut for all it’s worth in this loosely-plotted story about an AWOL American soldier who joins an anything-goes martial arts ring. Especially brutal and casually racist, you could look at this film as 92 minutes of insight into Donald Trump’s mind. So stretch out those hammies (side-splitting can hurt), and get ready for a hilarious round on the mat with Doug Benson and buddies as they provide a running commentary on “Bloodsport,” live from the front row of the State Theatre.