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Tough Enough (1983)

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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Christopher Long
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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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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Tough Dreams  »

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Trivia

Some promotional title logos featured an animated "Tough Enough" wording with a pair of gloves hanging of the serif of the letter "g" of the title's first word. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Caroline Long: You were boxing. Why?
Art Long: "Why?" For five thousand bucks: that's why. I won.
Caroline Long: You won five thousand dollars?
Art Long: No, no, no, no, no. I GET five thousand bucks if I win tomorrow night. See; preliminaries were tonight, and the finals are tomorrow night.
Caroline Long: So what'd you get tonight?
Art Long: A black eye.
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Referenced in Fight Valley (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?
Music & Lyrics by Michael Lloyd, Johnny Cymbal and Bill Holmes
Sung by Dennis Quaid
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Tough Enough Goof
26 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

During the last fight scene in the movie, the ringside time keeper Tony Fallon played by actor Bruce Mcgill has the entire front of his powder blue suit jacket and white shirt sprayed with blood from the fight. Only a minute later after the fight is over the blood has vanished.


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