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Only the Strong (1993)

 -  Action | Drama  -  27 August 1993 (USA)
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Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to ... See full summary »

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Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to straighten out a dozen of the school's worst students by teaching them this demanding and highly-disciplined fighting style. Slowly, his program begins to work, giving the students new hope and purpose. But the local drug lord, himself a martial arts expert, vows to stop Stevens' positive influence. Now Stevens must fight to save his own life, as well as the lives of his rebellious young students. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The ultimate martial art.

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for gang violence | See all certifications »

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27 August 1993 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,273,588 (USA)
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The fighting style Capoeira was invented by African slaves who were sent to Brazil in the early 16th century. The dance moves that the style is centered around, were incorporated in order to hide the intention of learning to fight, from the slave masters. See more »

Goofs

After Louis damages the car shop, he is chased throughout the neighborhood by the Brazilians and the Jamaicans. He is eventually cornered on someone's property and hiding in the midst of hang-drying laundry. One thug closing in on Louis, can be seen flipping a switchblade and saying something in Poturguese. When the camera shows his face, it's clear that the actor's mouth is not moving even those words are still being spoken. See more »

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Louis Stevens: Can you turn that music... up?
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Referenced in Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) See more »

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Enter the Dojo
Produced by Scott G. and Iki Levy
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I loved this movie.
23 March 2002 | by (WestVirginia, Us) – See all my reviews

I thought Only the Strong was a great movie. I would love to learn the martial art. I thought that Ryan Bollman, as well as the rest of the cast, was wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good movie. I loved this movie, and am currently trying to find it on video.


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