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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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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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The character Walter Grady is named after the father of Eric Roberts: Walter Grady Roberts. See more »

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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

Coach Couzo: [to Wade as she confronts him after seeing Tommy's brother on tape] This has nothing to do with winning; if those boys do their best and fail, I'll still be proud, but if they don't give it their all and I don't give them mine, then it's my failure and my disgrace. In fact, that's exactly what happened to Tommy's brother. You saw that tape? I was the coach of that team, Ms. Wade. And back then, I didn't have the heart to give them rules and drive them to the edge to the point where they hated my...
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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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