Friday Night Fights: Riggs Vs. Mr. Joshua (1987)

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It might be hard to remember now, but there was once a time where we didn’t want to see Mel Gibson get his ass handed to him. In fact, when Lethal Weapon came out back in 1987 he was a bonafide hero. The film, written by Shane Black and directed by Richard Donner is still an action classic, thanks in no small part to this knock-down, drag-out fight. In the rain. With Busey. It’s just fantastic.

You’ve already been warned, but this IS the end of the movie, so if you’ve somehow never seen Lethal Weapon, this is SPOILER-tastic. Seriously though, how have you never seen Lethal Weapon?

 

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Friday Night Fights: Freddy Vs. Jason

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In honor of Friday the 13th, it seemed ridiculously appropriate to present the epic throw-down between two of horror’s biggest icons from the 2003 flick Freddy Vs. Jason. This fight is pretty much what we wanted the entire movie to be, but apparently you need scared teenagers for these kinds of things to work and not mutilated monsters trying to murder each other for 90 minutes.

Friday Night Fights: Jackie Chan Vs. Ken Lo In Drunken Master 2 (1994)

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An epic 8 minute fight between Jackie Chan and Ken Lo in the 1994 movie The Legend Of Drunken Master (a.k.a. Drunken Master II, Jui kuen II and Drunken Fist II). What more do you need to know? Just watch the awesomeness.

So rad.

Friday Night Fights: Gunner Vs. Yin In The Expendables (2010)

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Sure it’s fun to see guys like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture fighting side by side in the Expendables movies, but the real reason we here at Explosions Are Rad get psyched with every new casting announcement is because that means the main guys will have more action stars to tussle with. Then again, as Gunner (Dolph Lundgren) and Yin (Jet Li) proved two times in the first film, teammates can throw down just as well.

Luckily, Gunner got better from that whole bullet-through-the-chest thing and was able to come back for the end of the film and its sequel. That’s just good for everyone.

Friday Night Fights: Nada Vs. Frank In They Live (1988)

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This one’s pretty self explanatory. If you’ve seen John Carpenter’s They Live you know how rad the fight scene between Roddy Piper’s Nada and Keith David’s Frank is. If you haven’t, get your hands on the Shout Factory release. It’s fantastic.

Friday Night Fights: Michael Vs. Gabriel In Legion (2010)

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Today’s Friday Night Fight was inspired by Deadline‘s news that Syfy is making a show based on director Scott Stewart’s Legion from 2010.  I don’t remember much about the film, but this battle between Paul Bettany’s Michael and Kevin Durand’s Gabriel is pretty rad. The actual fight starts around the 2:30 mark.

Personal highlights include that crazy spinning mace weapon and the way they used the wings throughout. You’ll believe a man can fly…in a diner…with wings.