'China Salesman' Clip Offers The Steven Seagal Vs Mike Tyson Showdown The '90s Demanded

What is China Salesman? If you have to ask, you'll never know. But I'll tell you anyway: China Salesman is a movie starring Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal. I don't know why it exists, but it does. And you can see a China Salesman clip, in which Tyson and Seagal fight each other in slow motion, below.

China Salesman Clip

What can one say about the China Salesman clip above? Nothing, really. One can only watch and wonder. Wonder what this movie is, who it's for, and if the whole film will be in slow-motion like this. In the clip, thespians Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal go head-to-head, throwing super-slow punches at each other. Ears are flicked, walls are smashed, tables are punched, bars are obliterated. It's actually somewhat entertaining, in an abstract, "Why am I watching this?" sense.

China Salesman is supposedly based on a true story, and is described as "a dangerous and epic adventure to Africa where a Chinese engineer/salesman comes face-to-face with a corrupt competitor over the contract for the first mobile telecom technology in Africa. Local tribesman Kabbah (Mike Tyson) and mercenary Lauder (Steven Seagal) get drawn into the conflict in a classic, brutal hand-to-hand fight while the entire country faces civil war battles."

There was a time (the early '90s, I guess?), when a film like this, with this cast, and this scenario, would seem like a strange curiosity that had to be seen, no matter what. Now, however, in the year of our lord 2018, it just looks awkward and unnecessary. Mike Tyson and Seven Seagal have both severely tarnished their reputations in different ways, and the prospect of seeing them fake fight each other just isn't that appealing. That joke just isn't funny anymore.

At least that's how I see it – you may disagree! You may look at this clip and say, "Yes, I must see China Salesman. Nothing will stand in my way!" If so, you can check out the film when it hits select theaters on June 15 and VOD platforms on June 26, 2018. And if you can't wait that long, here's a full trailer.

China Salesman Trailer

China Salesman was written and directed by Chinese filmmaker Tan Bing, and stars Mike Tyson, Steven Seagal, Dong-Xue Li, Janicke Askevold and Li Ai, with Eriq Ebouaney rounding out the cast.