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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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Helene
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Nicole Gaultier
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Voyo Goric ...
Sgt. Hartog
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Moustafa
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Adjutant
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Doctor
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Francois (as Jason Adams)
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Drug Dealer
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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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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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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A.W.O.L.  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$24,078,196 (USA)
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A sequel was planned but never materialized. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the pool, Lionheart gets a cut on his right cheek. As he wins the fight and begins to walk up and out of the pool, before the scene fades out we can see that the cut is gone, and his cheek is fine. See more »

Quotes

Lyon: Sometimes life is... is... ugly. And stupid. And mean.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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YOU SHOULD HAVE STEPPED
Written by Michael Wright
Produced by David Rose, Patricia Wright and Michael Wright
Published by Wrightway Music (ASCAP)
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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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