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The Toughest Man in the World (1984)

Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.

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Dick
John P. Navin Jr. ...
Billy
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Esther
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Leslie
Joe Greco ...
Matty
Tom Milanovich ...
Tanker
Wally Engelhardt ...
Charlie
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Fox (as Jimmie Skaggs)
Frank Rice ...
Grass
Tina DeLeone ...
Sally
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Ernie
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Gus
Diane Dorsey ...
Billy's Mother
JoBe Cerny ...
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Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.

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The Toughest Man in the World
Written by Laythan Armor, Patrick Henderson and Kip Saginor
Performed by Mr. T
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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An unashamed Mr. T vehicle
27 September 2014 | by (Finland/Estonia) – See all my reviews

Being another bargain bin find, my expectations were quite low for The Toughest Man in the World. At the time, Mr. T had just fought Rocky and joined the A-Team, but had yet to tag team with Hulk Hogan. Nonetheless, all the mannerisms we've come to expect from the mohawk-sporting man of muscle are present here.

Yes, it is ludicrous. Mr. T shows his innate ability to wreak havoc whenever given the opportunity, and it's brilliant in it's corny hilariousness.

Yes, it is preachy. But it's honest about it upfront, and the message is plain yet heartfelt. Just what you'd expect from a made-for-TV movie starring Mr. T, really.

If you are looking for something with credible acting or an exciting story, you will do yourself no favors by watching this. But if Mr. T rapping the theme song himself and breaking down a few doors and walls and some unruly customers using nothing but brute force, this is a film that will stay with you and make you giggle whenever you remember another funny scene from this film. And trust me, there are plenty of such scenes.

In short: recommended for select audiences. You know who you are.


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