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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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Storyline

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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Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

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

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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A.W.O.L.  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,078,196
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Olivier Gruner earned his credit by supplying background research regarding the French Foreign Legion to the filmmakers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lyon: Sometimes life is... is... ugly. And stupid. And mean.
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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Dodge City Blues
Written by Christian Nesmith, David Chuchian and Tony Tasis
Produced by Tim Bomba
Performed by Off
Published by Baba Sarah Music (BMI)/Bombadier Music (BMI)
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A Champion Fight Film!
30 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Lionheart (or A.W.O.L. - as i tend to refer to it) in my opinion is possibly Van-Dammes best film.... and yeah I'm biased! It has a very decent storyline which is realistic - especially as its set in America and features some well know actors such as Deborah Rennard, Brian Thompson and Harrison Page.

film moments . . . the fight between Gauliter and Sonny is seriously intense and even though I've watched this film on numerous occasions since 1990 it still is a great scene to watch! favorite parts of the movie is where Gaultier is insubordinate to his Commanding Officer and also the bookie at the Attila fight... "One minute to post my friend" great stuff! and for those interested in purchasing a copy Viva Video Inc. have recently released Lionheart on VCD!


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