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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John p Ryan and Eric Roberts second movie together the first one being runaway train. See more »
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 »
[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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Alex Grady (Eric Roberts) the widowed father of his five-year-old son is chosen to represent the United States of America in a karate tournament against team Korea, where the odds of winning are slim at best. Coached by James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland the team prepare to meet an unstoppable group of true martial arts experts, and along their journey they have to deal with their personal conflicts and tragedies, before they become a team.
OK the story and script are cheesy, and some of the acting is a little weak, but the sentiment and melodrama is not all misplaced and the martial arts sequences are fantastic, particularly from Eric Roberts and Christopher Penn, who are not trained martial artists.
A must see for martial arts fans, and a good film for everyone.
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