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Best of the Best (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  10 November 1989 (USA)
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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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Frank Couzo
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Catherine Wade
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Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
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Virgil Keller
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Sonny Grasso
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Don Peterson
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Mrs. Grady
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Jennings
Edan Gross ...
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Dae Han Park
Master Hee Il Cho ...
Korean Coach
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Ken Nagayama ...
Yung Kim
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You can work, sweat, train, and dream...and still never be better than good. See more »


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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campeón de campeones  »

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$1,700,000 (USA)
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Simon and Phillip Rhee, Dae Han and Tommy Lee, are real-life brothers. See more »

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In one of the training scenes early on in the movie, Virgil throws a flying kick at a speedbag. He turns around, and his beard is shaved. The next time Virgil appears, he has his beard again. In the timeline of events, he does not officially shave his beard until right before the team leaves for Korea, near the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Travis Brickley: Hey you don't eat that raw fish shit do you?
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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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A great martial arts movie.
14 September 2001 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie in a series of 4,and I must say that this is the best of them.

The movie is about us national karate team who goes to the world championship to compete. The movie show how all the different personalities on the U.S team help each other and train to fight their greatest opponents,Korea.And they get to learn the saying 'A Team is Not a Team if You Don't Give a Damn About Each Other' Koreas team is amazing and show some great fighting techniques.

You must not think of this as a Karate Kid movie or anything like that,because this is a movie about serious people who compete in one of the hardest tournaments in the world. The fighting scenes in this movie is great filmed and choreographed. In the leading role you will fin Eric Roberts as one of the fighters on the U.S team.

This is one of the greatest fighting movies in the 80s and maybe the 90s.

So if you like action and karate movies,then this is a must.


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