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Only the Strong (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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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Rated PG-13 for gang violence | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,273,588
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Director Sheldon Lettich was not satisfied with the movie's fight content, claiming years later in Put Up Your Dux (2010) that fight choreographer Frank Dux did not deliver as creative of martial arts scenes as he had conceptualized. See more »

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In the chop shop scene, when Louis and one of the bad guys are fighting with metal poles, the poles strike each other and then the sound follows a split second behind. See more »

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Louis Stevens: Do you mind?
Donovan: No
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Referenced in Beerfest (2006) See more »

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Only the Strong
Performed by Marcel "ICB" Branch, Patrick "Dizon" McCain, and Donna Simon
Produced by Scott G. and Iki Levy
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Great film,displaying a lot of martial art skills and action!!!!!!! THE BEST!!!
26 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I think that the movie is awesome!!!!!!! It displays great skills as well as potential and understanding. In the movie...Luis Stevens ( Mark Dacascos ) teaches the guys,not only martial arts,but compassion and understanding towards each other. They are great actors who really fit the parts that were required......actors who really brought the characters to life. Just a few actors...i think,who did a great job and are worth mentioning....... Richard Coca,Mark Dacascos,Paco Christian Prieto,Ryan Bollman,Stacey Travis,Mark Cardwell.The others,although they are not mentioned.....have done a great job also. All in all........'Only The Strong'.......in my opinion is an action packed......thriller movie.It's a must see.I rate it 10.


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