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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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Top billed lead actor and star Dennis Quaid sang and performed two songs on the movie's soundtrack these being "Rainbows Never Touch The Ground" and "Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?". 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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Bill Long: Did you get a look at that big meat-headed sonofabitch?
Art Long: What'd they say he was? Albanian?
Bill Long: I know one thing: he's some kind of goddamned foreigner, and there ain't but one way to whip 'em.
Art Long: What's that?
Bill Long: Kick him right square in the nuts, and then tell him his mother's whore.
Art Long: Thanks a lot, Dad. Will you just shut up, please?
Bill Long: I'm just tryin' to help you, Son. You're the one that's gotta go in there and fight this big dumb sonofabitch. Look at him. Probably some kind of a goddamned... Communist ...
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I Was Born A Dreamer
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Quaid makes it very watchable
15 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

A guy who fights for the money but dreams of being a singer...sounds a lot like a script that had Elvis' fingerprints on it. Dennis Quaid is perfectly cast in this small, non-offensive drama, as a guy with a dream, a mean streak and a guitar who uses his status as a fighter to get a recording contract. He is helped by Stan Shaw and Pam Grier and his wife and makes it to Detroit for the National Tough Man competition. Nice to see Stan Shaw play a character who isn't barefoot and in overalls - he patented the backwards kid in the back woods in such movies as "The Great Santini" and "Fried Green Tomatoes."

Movie is a little dated and there's not a whole lot that is memorable, but on the other hand its not a waste of time either.


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