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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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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 »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campeón de campeones  »

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Box Office

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$1,700,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 the fighters are holding the pressure pad for each other and Tommy kicks Virgil during this training session and sends Virgil flying to the ground, the black crash mat that he lands on to cushion his fall is visible, but when everybody rushes to see if Virgil is OK the crash mat has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Travis Brickley: Yeah! Drop him like a toilet seat, Tommy!
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Connections

Followed by Best of the Best II (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
Written by George Kooymans and Barry Hay
Performed by Golden Earring
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This movie does a great job!
29 September 2001 | by (SA,TX) – See all my reviews

This movie does a great job of combining martial arts action and is emotional. I have seen all 4 of the series but I have to say that this one and Best of the Best 2 are my favorites. The third one has a lot of great fight scenes but doesn't have quite the kick without Eric Roberts. All the fight scenes weather compitition or a bar fight are wonderfully done. Eric Roberts fighting is really good but Phillip Rhee fighting is just wonderful to watch. His movements are very clean, fluid and powerful.

There are very strong emotional parts as well that are very well portrayed. I am a huge martial arts fan and have been for many years. So if you want a movie that has good acting. great fight scenes and has a tear jerking emotional feel to it, this is a great movie.


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