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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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The ultimate martial art.

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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 (USA)
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Trivia

Mark Dacascos was born into martial arts, each of his parents renowned martial artists who created their own style (father, Al Dacascos-Won Hop Kuen Do; mother, Malia Bernal-Xiang Dai Kuen Kung Fu). He went on to star in the television version of "The Crow," a movie that started another born into martial arts: Brandon Lee, son of Jeet Kune Do founder Bruce Lee. 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 »

Quotes

Louis Stevens: I got a roof over my head. That's all I need right now.
Silverio: Tell you what. You come work for me and train my guys, and I'll give you a roof over your head like you wouldn't believe.
Louis Stevens: And all the coke I can snort, right?
Silverio: Whatever. I'm a reasonable man.
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Referenced in Beerfest (2006) See more »

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Paranauê
Performed by Serapis Bey
Produced by Kao Rossman and Stuart Shapiro
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Excellent movie showing that great fighting art,Capoera
16 August 2000 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for a plot or a great cinematic feature, you may be disappointed. However, if you want to see some great Capoera (brazilian style) fighting, this is for you. This relatively unknown art is exciting and explosive, with many flips and tumbles along with strikes used to incapacitate your opponent. I am a fan of the Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies, but this type of martial art has found a place in my heart. The movie is a great good guy overcomes insurmountable odds to come out on top. Very entertaining.


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