In the final scene, a book closes, revealing its title, 'The Quest', and that it was written by Carrie Newton. After saving each other's lives, Dobbs agrees to help Dubois return home, but deceives him and sells Dubois into slavery on an island off the coast of Siam, where Dubois is trained in Muay Thai fighting. Dobbs later assists (and exploits) Dubois, buying his freedom so the now-expert fighter can represent the U.S in a Kumite-like tournament called the Ghang-gheng, held in the Lost City of Tibet. The Quest is a 1996 American martial arts film co-written and directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in his directorial debut, who also starred in the film. Eventually, the crew decides Dubois is no longer needed, but before he can be killed, the pirate ship is attacked and boarded by a mercenary Englishman, Lord Edgar Dobbs. | There representatives of Germany, Soviet Union, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Korea, Siam, Greece, France, China, Japan, Okinawa, Africa, and Mongolia fight in elimination bouts. For the German animated short film, see, "Van Damme's Directorial Debut 'Quest' Ambitious But Predictable", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Quest_(film)&oldid=984311064, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 12:39. After promising to return to the children, Dubois escapes the police by stowing away on a boat. Sechs Monate später treffen sie in Bangkok wieder aufeinander, wo Dubois einen Straßenkampf bestreitet. The film co-stars Roger Moore, James Remar and Janet Gunn. Quest is a period piece, and a pretty well-done one at that. [4] It ultimately grossed $21.6 million at the American box office and $35.8 million internationally, for a grand total of $57.4 million. The old man defeats them easily one by one with hand-to-hand combat. [4], Dieser Artikel behandelt den US-amerikanischen Martial-Arts-Film aus dem Jahr 1996. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Phang (Siamese Fighter) Dieser erinnert Dobbs an seine Schuld ihm gegenüber und überredet ihn, ihn wieder freizukaufen. Stattdessen erwirkt er die Freilassung von Dobbs und Smythe, die beim Versuch, den Drachen zu stehlen, erwischt und zum Tode verurteilt wurden. Jedoch benötigen sie eine Schriftrolle, die Dubois als eingeladenen Kämpfer ausweist und auf der eine Karte eingezeichnet ist. Zu weiteren Filmen mit dem Titelbestandteil, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Quest_–_Die_Herausforderung&oldid=178785411, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“, Der Film spielt in den 1920er Jahren. (as Jen Sung Outerbridge), Young Chris Dubois has set his sights on some very elite and secret tournament in some mystical forbidden city, to which … | [12], "The Quest (1996 film)" redirects here. Sie beschließen, zur Verlorenen Stadt, dem Austragungsort, zu reisen. James Remar. Nach hartem Kampf bezwingt er diesen, doch verzichtet Dubois auf den goldenen Drachen. Die Regie des Films sei „armselig“, die Kameraarbeit „uninspiriert“ und der Bösewicht „blass“. [1][2], Late night in an empty bar in the present day, an old man enters and awaits service, and not long after, a group of thugs arrive and attempt to rob the till. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt gehörte. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 1. The Quest Die Herausforderung ist ein Abenteuer- und Actionfilm (Martial-Arts-Film) aus dem Jahr 1996. He is found out by the crew and imprisoned by gun smugglers and pirates and forced into physical labor. [11], Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale. Back in the bar, Dubois explains he returned to New York and helped the children get off the streets. Devine helped to train many great fighters, while Dobbs and Harri opened a trading post deep in the Amazon. Filming & Production After six months, Dobbs and his partner Harri Smythe find Dubois fighting in a Muay Thai match and see that he has become a skilled fighter. Begleitet werden sie von Carrie Newton, einer amerikanischen Reporterin, die von ihrer Redaktion in den Orient versetzt wurde. [1], „Das Regie-Debüt des belgischen Kampfsportmeisters und Schauspielers Claude Van Damme, dessen aufgesetzte Sozialmoral von den Kampfszenen ad absurdum geführt wird. Später erscheint er jedoch noch zum Turnier und überträgt seinen Titel offiziell an Dubois, der nun für die Vereinigten Staaten an dem Kampfturnier teilnimmt. The old man replies "it was long ago...". After stealing a large sum of money from a group of gangsters, Dubois and the children are found by the gangsters. The plot, set in 1925, revolves around a martial arts tournament in the mysterious "Lost City", located deep in Tibet, with martial artists from around the world fighting to earn the winner's prize, the "Golden Dragon", a valuable statue made of solid gold. The Quest stand nach Einspielergebnis im Jahr 1996 an 73. Dobbs, ein ehemaliger Kapitän der Royal Navy, der sich nun als Schmuggler und Pirat verdingt, verspricht Dubois die Rückkehr in die Heimat, verkauft ihn jedoch als Sklaven auf eine Insel, wo Dubois die Kampfsportart Muay Thai erlernt. Company Credits Für die Besetzung der jeweiligen Kämpfer bewarben sich tausende Kampfsportler aus aller Welt. Along for the journey are American reporter Carrie Newton and heavyweight boxing champion Maxie Devine. Official Sites Dubois soll an dem Turnier teilnehmen um die Siegertrophäe, eine riesige Drachenstatue aus purem Gold, zu gewinnen. Dubois is able to subdue the gangsters, but the struggle draws the attention of the police. | Claims by Frank Dux that the film was a rework of a script he had written in 1991, entitled "Enter the New Dragon: The Kumite," were rejected by a jury. Dieser Film ist van Dammes Regiedebüt. Durch Dubois erfahren Dobbs und Smythe von einem geheimen Kampfturnier, dem Ghang-Gheng, das in Tibet ausgetragen wird und zu dem die besten Kämpfer aus aller Welt eingeladen werden. The film co-stars Roger Moore, James Remar and Janet Gunn. Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification. Stelle. [5], The reaction of many professional film critics was negative, citing the movie's thin script, Jean-Claude Van Damme's direction, and too much resemblance to Van Damme's previous hit Bloodsport. Instead he trades it for the lives of Dobbs and his comrade Harri, who were sentenced to death for previously trying to steal the Golden Dragon. Ultimately, things turned out for the best. Amazed, the bartender asks how he learned to fight. [6][7][8][9][10] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an approval rating of 14% based on 21 reviews and an average rating of 3.7/10. Jean-Claude Van Damme. The Quest was released in the United States on April 26, 1996. Die Bildreminiszenzen an große Abenteuer-Epen wirken angesichts der menschenverachtenden Grundhaltung des Films heuchlerisch und zynisch.“, „Mit der gleichen Anmut und Disziplin, die er vor der Kamera zeigt, macht Jean-Claude Van Damme ein ausgezeichnetes Regiedebüt.“, Der Film spielte bei einem Budget von 30 Millionen US-Dollar in den USA rund 22 Millionen Dollar und weltweit 57.400.547 US-Dollar ein. Devine unterliegt und übergibt die Rolle. The Quest was released in the United States on April 26, 1996. James Berardinelli warf dem Film auf ReelViews ein „zum Einschlafen animierendes Tempo“ und das „Fehlen jeglicher Energie“ vor. Die Hauptrollen des Filmes besetzen Jean-Claude Van Damme und Roger Moore. Daher schließen sie sich dem Amerikaner Maxie Devine, dem Weltmeister im Schwergewichtsboxen, an, um diesem bei Gelegenheit seine Schriftrolle abzuluchsen. [3] It fell to third in the week of May 6. However, some critics praised the film's production values, beautiful locations, and Roger Moore's performance, while fans of martial arts films praised The Quest for showcasing various fighting styles from around the world. Auf dem Schiff türkischer Waffenschmuggler gelangt er vor die Küste Thailands, wo er dann von Edgar Dobbs und dessen Freund und Lakaien Harry Smythe gerettet wird, als diese den Kutter überfallen. Dubois ultimately wins the tournament by defeating Khan the representative of Mongolia and he is given a medal and proclaimed the greatest fighter, but does not accept the Golden Dragon. Die Hauptrollen des Filmes besetzen Jean-Claude Van Damme und Roger Moore. The Quest is a surprisingly decent Jean Claude Van-Damme movie. Als Devine dies bemerkt, kommt es zwischen ihm und Dubois zum Kampf. Am Turnier nehmen die besten Kämpfer aus allen Ländern teil. ELIMINATED: Soviet Union, Okinawa, France, Korea, Scotland, Africa, Germany, Greece, The Quest opened at #1 and earned $7 million in its first weekend in the US. Taking place shortly after World War I, Van Damme plays Chris Dubois, a humble indentured servant figure with Rocky-like ambitions to become a big fighting champion. Dubois kämpft sich ins Finale vor, wo er auf den brutalen Mongolen Khan trifft. ... Lord Edgar Dobbs. (as Kristopher Van Varenberg), completion bond representative for film finances, additional assistant director: second unit, dialogue editor / sound designer / sound effects editor, special effects technician (as Philip Beck Jr.), special effects technician: Montreal crew, special effects technician / special effects technician: Montreal crew, special effects technician (as David Watkins Jr.), stunt coordinator / stunt double: Mr. Van Damme, second assistant camera: "b" camera, Montreal, second assistant camera: "a" camera, Montreal, first assistant camera: "b" camera, Montreal, camera trainee: Montreal (as Edith Labbe), additional casting: second unit (as Pat Pao), wardrobe mistress: Montreal (as Nicelletta Massone), assistant set costumer / costumer: second unit, additional editor: second unit (as Mike Kelly), first assistant editor: second unit (as Paul Wagner), location manager: second unit (as Tammy Musikadilok), assistant production coordinator: second unit, production accountant (as Daniel S. Frisch), production accountant: Montreal (as Lily Partheniou), assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles, assistant accountant: second unit (as Roberta Talanca).

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