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To Be the Best (1993)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action  |  3 August 1993 (USA)
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A member of the U.S. kickboxing team recruits his father and his fellow teammates to help stop a ruthless gambler from rigging the World Kickboxing Championship in Las Vegas.

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A member of the U.S. kickboxing team recruits his father and his fellow teammates to help stop a ruthless gambler from rigging the World Kickboxing Championship in Las Vegas.

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Rated R for kickboxing violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Clearly during the opening fight scenes one announcer says: "I'm here with T.J. Welles to call tonight's bouts". Later the end credits read "Announcer Fred: T.J. Welles." See more »

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Eric Kulhane: I promise to stop fighting, will you marry me?
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Pretty forgettable for the most part
6 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

PM Entertainment was starting to get warmed up by the time this movie was made, and you can see in this movie some of the trademarks found in their later and better movies. The cinematography (by PM honcho Richard Pepin) is excellent, and there are some impressive locations the movie is shot on. The opening has a couple of impressive action sequences, and the later martial art sequences are made in a way that comes across as more realistic that usual.

But despite a few attributes like that, the movie ends up being pretty forgettable. Michael Worth is pretty bland, despite the movie revolving around him. The plot, well, there is barely a plot on display here. And while the martial art sequences may be more realistic, the filmmakers forgot to make them EXCITING.

While I wouldn't call this a TERRIBLE movie, it's pretty bland and forgettable. I would only recommend this movie to die hard fans of PM Entertainment.


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