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Lionheart (1990)

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Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Gaultier
Voyo Goric ...
Sgt. Hartog
Francois (as Jason Adams)
William T. Amos ...
Drug Dealer
Roz Bosley ...
Dennis Rucker ...
Irish Legionnaire (as Dennis Wayne Rucker)
African Legionnaire


Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When the streets are a jungle...there can only be one king. See more »


Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphically violent fight scenes and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A.W.O.L.  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$24,078,196 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film named 'Lionheart' has also been known as 'A.W.O.L - Absent Without Leave', 'Full Contact' in France and 'Wrong Bet' in Australia and other territories, as 'Wrong Bet' is the original title under which it was written and initially produced and filmed.. Wrong Bet was also the name of the production company See more »


During the last fight of the movie, Attila punches Lyon in the ribs several times, re-aggravating his broken rib and causing him to bleed through his stitches. Shortly thereafter, the bloodstain is gone from Lyon's shirt and never returns. See more »


Sgt. Hartog: You know why we're here. Don't force us to get rough in front of little girl.
Lyon: Without me, they'll be on the street!
Sgt. Hartog: Tell your sad stories to the court martial. We're just supposed to take you back... any way we can.
Lyon: Just give me one week to get the money for them. One week.
Sgt. Hartog: Your time was up in the desert, and we still owe you for that one. Fucker!
Lyon: Go to hell.
[turns and runs]
Sgt. Hartog: I show you hell!
[fight ensues]
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »


Written by Michael Wright
Produced by Dave Rose, Patricia Wright and Michael Wright
Published by Wrightway Music (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

It made me cry
11 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well, I wasn't expecting such a dramatic movie, but this one really

made me cry, especially at the ending scene. The movie begins in

Djibouti, where a legionary camp is placed. The casting is wisely done.

Especially the guys which were following Lion in US. Deborah Rennard is

very cool. I think she deserved better in Hollywood. Harrison Page

perfectly fits in his role. And Van Damme... Maybe he should have made

more drama movies, he proved he is good at it. You should have this on, if you are a fan of Van Damme, I think it is his best movie, even better than Bloodsport. Well we're expecting more drama movies from Van Damme.

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