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


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Best of the Best  »

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Box Office

Gross:

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

The character Walter Grady is named after the father of Eric Roberts: Walter Grady Roberts. 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: You shouldn't block with your face.
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Connections

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

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SOMETHING SO STRONG
Written by Jim Capaldi, Peter Vale and Miles Waters
Performed by Jim Capaldi
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One of the best American martial arts movies of all time
24 November 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I bought this film 10 years ago and have pretty much worn out the tape now. There's not alot of films I watch this much but this one really is good. If you appreciate the martial arts you will love this film - OK it over does things on the cheese front - but this just adds to the enjoyment of the movie (provided you have a sense of humour that is). Rocky for the martial arts generation.


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