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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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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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They are big! They are bad! But are they tough enough to beat the Country Western Warrior? See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Tough Dreams  »

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Trivia

Dennis Quaid sings in this movie as he had done in the then recent picture The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981) about two years earlier. 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

Gert Long: What's wrong?
Art Long: "What's wrong?" What? Can't a son come visit his parents without something being wrong?
Gert Long: Not usually. What's the matter?
Art Long: [Laughs shyly & turns away]
Gert Long: BILL! Bill! Art & Caroline have had a fight!
Bill Long: They'll work it out.
Art Long: No, we haven't had a fight!
Bill Long: See there? They've already worked it out.
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Referenced in Fight Valley (2016) See more »

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The Jungle
Music & Lyrics by Dennis Quaid
Sung by Dennis Quaid
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old country western brawling
22 April 2003 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

This is a good buddy-flick with Stan Shaw and Dennis Quaid. It kind of reminds me of Rocky III. The movie seems meaningless but it has some hilarious moments. Check out Pam Grier who plays Stan Shaw's wife. She's hot!


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