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Lionheart (1990)

An Ex-French Solider begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

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Nicole Gaultier
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Moustafa
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Francois (as Jason Adams)
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Irish Legionnaire (as Dennis Wayne Rucker)
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African Legionnaire
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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 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>

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Honour or revenge, he has no choice... See more »

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

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$24,078,196 (USA)
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Trivia

Olivier Gruner earned his credit by supplying background research regarding the French Foreign Legion to the filmmakers. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight scene, the position of the white lines on the floor changes. This is especially evident at the beginning of the fight. See more »

Quotes

Joshua: Don't ever lose your heart Lionheart, 'cause you'll never get it back.
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Featured in Sense8: What Is Human? (2015) See more »

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Written by Michael Wright
Produced by David Rose, Patricia Wright and Michael Wright
Published by Wrightway Music (ASCAP)
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One of Van Damme's better, more human films.....
16 September 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few films by Van Damme that stand out in my mind when I think of his 'career highlights'. All of his films are formulaic actioners, but Lionheart is one of his better films. His character is more layered here, which makes this more of a drama than most of his others. We as the audience can feel for his character and, as a result, root for him as he tries to evade his past and help what family he has left. A nice little action film, with Van Damme forced to act a little here. For his capabilities, he is convincing as Lyon. Harrison Page is very good in the film as the ex-street fighter turned confidant, and almost steals the show. A highlight of Van Damme's career.

*** out of **** stars.


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