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

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Action | Crime | 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)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,078,196
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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

Lyon's first fight opponent has a prominent tattoo on his left shoulder that appears very detailed, then is mostly rubbed off, then is very detailed again. See more »

Quotes

Lyon: He was not enough strong to be jail!
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Connections

Spoofed in Corazón de lechón (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

SHADOWS AT MIDNIGHT
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg (BMI) and Derek Power (as Derek Powers) (ASCAP)
Performed by Merry Clayton
Courtesy of Island Music, Strongbow Music and Virgin Music, Inc.
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Great Film
13 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Van Damme is at his best here, it's a good film that moves at a steady pace and is almost like a Rocky/Street Fighter type film. The characters are played well and the right actors and actresses are picked for the right roles. Van Damme's trainer is great and the silent Van Damme is defiantly the best. The plot also unwinds at the right times and at the right pace. You should give this film a go.


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