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Tough Enough (1983)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  20 May 1983 (USA)
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An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

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An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto the national finals. He's torn between his first love, music, and the glitz, glamor and money of the "Tough Man" world. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

The real life "Toughman Contest" was, according to Wikipedia, "founded in 1979 in Bay City, Michigan by boxing promoter Art Dore, [which] is a chance for the novice amateur fighters (those with no more than 5 sanctioned wins in the past 5 years) to test themselves in the ring". See more »

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During the final fight, blood is spattered across the front of Tony Fallon's suit but when shown shortly afterward, the blood has disappeared. See more »

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James Neese: [Stirring up the crowd over the PA] Who's the toughest man in Ft. Worth, TEXAS?
Toughest Drunk in Ft. Worth: [Toothless old drunk stands & waves hat to jeering crowd] I AM!
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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I Was Born A Dreamer
Performed by Mickey Gilley
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Dennis Quaid made the movie.
27 May 2001 | by (Garden Grove, CA.) – See all my reviews

Dennis Quaid did make the movie. The fight scenes were good, a few a little unbelievable, but overall was enjoyable. The supporting cast was also very good. It was somewhat of a fairy tale script. Keep this in mind when watching it if you haven't seen it yet. The direction lacked some punch, the script a little weak, but I still enjoyed seeing it, again and again.


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