Underdog Kids

DVD Release: July 7, 2015
Underdog Kids


The Family Action Film from the Creator and Star of the “Best of the Best” Movie Franchise! It’s a few weeks before the big karate tournament, and the struggling Mid-City Community Center has just lost their instructor. But when former MMA champ Jimmy ‘The Lightning Bolt’ Lee (writer/producer/director/star Phillip Rhee of the “Best of the Best” movies) returns to the old neighborhood, he reluctantly agrees to train the misfit kids for their match against the undefeated Beverly Hills team. Can a washed-up fighter and a bunch of urban underdogs teach their opponents—and each other—about confidence, courage and honor? Mirelly Taylor, Adam Irigoyen, Ryan Potter, Cade Sutton, Patrick Fabian, Tom Arnold and Beau Bridges co-star in this inspiring, action-packed comedy for the whole family.

Dove Review

“Underdog Kids” is a wonderful, heartwarming story about a group of kids who are always picked on and bullied. They spend their time at the community center and each has personal problems, but they want to learn the art of karate. They get a surprise when a man who was once part of the neighborhood comes back and becomes their instructor after theirs quits. The kids and the new instructor all have things to work on.

Jimmie teaches the kids that karate is more than just fighting. He gives them advice on the choices they have in life. The kids have the choice to be a winner or a loser, to be respectful of others, to respect themselves and take responsibility for their actions, plus not chase the wrong things in life. Along the way, Jimmie also learns important things about his own life.

This family movie is entertaining while also showing life’s important values. We are proud to award “Underdog Kids” with the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple kiss.
Language: Name calling such as chicken butt and wienies; a muffled "bull sh.."; "Man! B. S."
Violence: Man hits himself in private area; boy hit by lightening; kids bullying boy at school; man pours water on electrical socket; karate matches; boy has bloody nose from fight.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Man without shirt.
Other: Young boy is flatulent many times; man is rude to son; man tells lies about another.


Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Writer: Phillip Rhee
Director: Phillip Rhee
Genre: Action
Runtime: 94 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe