Phillip Rhee Martial Artist

Phillip Rhee (born September 7, 1960) is a Korean-American actor and director, most famous for his role in the Best of the Best movie series. Phillip Rhee was raised in San Francisco. He is a martial artist, actor, director and producer who has created, produced and starred in six films, including the Best of the Best film series. The first Best of the Best film has become a cult classic and has also spawned three sequels; Best of the Best II, Best of the Best III and Best of the Best IV. Rhee began studying martial arts at the age of four. He holds ranks of 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 3rd degree black belt in Hap Ki Do and a 1st degree black belt in Kendo. Rhee decided at an early age to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, who was one of Korea's most prominent film directors. However, because Rhee realized that few opportunities existed for Asian American lead actors in traditional Hollywood films, he began creating, writing, and producing his own films. Rhee jokes that in his first picture, "we needed a convertible car, which was not budgeted, so we just took a car and sawed off the top. . . we just did what we needed to do to make the picture.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 7th, 1960
Nationality
South Korea,United States of America

Family

Siblings
Spouse

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Action65.05
Drama45.2
Crime24.95

1. Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)

Action, Adventure, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
181.0

Best of the Best 4: Without Warning is a 1998 direct-to-video martial arts-action film written and directed by the film's star, Phillip Rhee. It is the third sequel in the Best of the Best film series. The film co-stars Ernie Hudson, Tobin Bell, Paul Gleason, and Sven-Ole Thorsen.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back is a 1996 direct-to-video martial arts action film directed by the film's star Phillip Rhee. It is the second sequel in the Best of the Best film series. The film co-stars Christopher McDonald, Gina Gershon, Dee Wallace and an uncredited R. Lee Ermey.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Best of the Best 2 (1993)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
Robert Radler
1 Show list

Best of the Best 2 is a 1993 martial arts film directed by Robert Radler, and starring Eric Roberts and Phillip Rhee. It is the first sequel to the 1989 film Best of the Best. The plot follows three of the characters from the original film, and was released on DVD on February 6, 2007.

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Top cast

Travis Brickley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Michael Frank
Mona May
English
United States of America

4. Best of the Best (1989)

Action, Drama, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
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Peter E. Strauss
Bob Radler
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Robert Radler
1 Show list

Best of the Best is a 1989 American martial arts film directed by Bob Radler, and produced by Phillip Rhee, who also co-stars in the film. The film also starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones and Christopher Penn. The plot revolves around a team of American taekwondoin facing a team of Koreans in a taekwondo tournament. Several subplots pop up in the story - moral conflicts, the power of the human spirit triumphing over adversity are some themes.

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Top cast

Travis Brickley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Paul Gilman
Douglas Ryan
English
United States of America

5. Silent Assassins (1988)

Action
played Bernard
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
,
Jun Chong
Lee Doo-Yong
Will Gates
,
Lin Ada
5 Show list

Silent Assassins is a 1988 action film written by Lin Ada and Will Gates and directed by Doo-yong Lee.

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Top cast

Dr. London
Rebecca Ferratti
Miss Amy
Sam Kettle
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Paul Gilman
Hyun-chae Son
English
United States of America

6. L.A. Street Fighters (1985)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Richard W. Park

Ninja Turf is an 1986 martial arts film, starring Loren Avedon and Phillip Rhee.Thomas F. Wilson appears in this film in a small role.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, South Korea

7. Ninja Turf

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Richard W. Park

Ninja Turf is an 1986 martial arts film, starring Loren Avedon and Phillip Rhee.Thomas F. Wilson appears in this film in a small role.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, South Korea

Movies produced

Average rating of produced movie by genre

GenreNum. of titles Avg. rating
Action45.2
Drama35.4
Crime24.95
Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back
Action,Crime,Drama
1995
Best of the Best 2
Action,Crime,Drama
1993
Robert Radler
Best of the Best
Action,Drama,Sport
1989
Peter E. Strauss
Bob Radler
Robert Radler
Silent Assassins
Action
1988
Jun Chong
Lee Doo-Yong
Will Gates
Lin Ada

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
Action,Adventure,Thriller
1998
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back
Action,Crime,Drama
1995

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
Action,Adventure,Thriller
1998

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Slanted Screen
Documentary
2006 Him/Herself

Wikipedia

Check Phillip Rhee on wikipedia.

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