This awkward sequel to 1989's BEST OF THE BEST, about the forging of five disparate martial artists into the U.S. team for the World Karate Championship tournament, drops the film's ROCKY-esque inspirational theme for basic revenge-formula action.
BEST OF THE BEST II finds three members of the team--Alex (Eric Roberts), Tommy Lee (Phillip Rhee), and Travis (Christopher Penn)--running the East-West Martial Arts Academy in Las Vegas. Alex is raising his 11-year-old son Walter (Edan Gross), while beginning a relationship with local KXRT-TV
sportscaster Sue (Meg Foster). Travis has been moonlighting dangerously in no-rules kickboxing death matches, glamorously emc...