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Best of the Best (1989)

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A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

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Don Peterson
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Mrs. Grady
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Dae Han Park
Master Hee Il Cho ...
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Ken Nagayama ...
Yung Kim
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Team USA gets rid of personal ghosts while fighting Team Korea in Taekwondo championship. "Adversity overcome" formula with excellent fighting scenes. Written by Gene Gorokhovsky <geneg@kandasoft.com>

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A team is not a team if you don't give a damn about each other. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Best of the Best  »

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$1,700,000 (USA)
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The only film in the Best of the Best series to be given a PG-13 certificate in the US, as all sequels would be rated R. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy & Travis are sparring in the ring, Tommy pulls a punch when Travis is on the mat. In the wide view, Tommy is punching with his left. In the closeup of Travis immediately after, Tommy's right fist is in the shot above Travis' face. See more »

Quotes

Alex Grady: Tommy! No! Coach! Coach! He's gonna kill him!
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Connections

Followed by Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995) See more »

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DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
Written by George Kooymans and Barry Hay
Performed by Golden Earring
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One of the best
27 December 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I have seen ever. Sure the acting is a bit cheesy, full of one liners and bad jokes, but something about this movie got me stuck to the screen every time I watch it. I am actually quite glad that they casted actors rather than serious martial artist experts (apart from the Rhee's and the Korean Team) to play the various roles in the film.

This is a good movie for both general film lovers and Martial Art film fans, the end fights are very impressive. Personally, I did not enjoy the sequels that came after this so I say stick to the best. Best of the Best I.


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