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Tough Enough (1983)

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An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writer:

John Leone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Art Long
Carlene Watkins ... Caroline Long
Stan Shaw ... P.T. Coolidge
Pam Grier ... Myra
Warren Oates ... James Neese
Bruce McGill ... Tony Fallon
Wilford Brimley ... Bill Long
Fran Ryan ... Gert Long
Christopher Norris Christopher Norris ... Christopher Long
Terra Perry Terra Perry ... Wet T-Shirt Girl
Big John Hamilton Big John Hamilton ... Big John
Steve Ward Steve Ward ... Heckler in Torreyson's
Susan Benn ... Girl in Torreyson's
Mark Edson Mark Edson ... Janitor in Torreyson's
Steve 'Monk' Miller Steve 'Monk' Miller ... Tigran Baldasarian
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Storyline

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto the national finals. He's torn between his first love, music, and the glitz, glamor and money of the "Tough Man" world. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

They are big! They are bad! But are they tough enough to beat the Country Western Warrior? See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tough Dreams See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actress Carlene Watkins played a character, Caroline Long, who had a similar first name to her own. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, blood is spattered across the front of Tony Fallon's suit but when shown shortly afterward, the blood has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Gert Long: What's wrong?
Art Long: "What's wrong?" What? Can't a son come visit his parents without something being wrong?
Gert Long: Not usually. What's the matter?
Art Long: [Laughs shyly & turns away]
Gert Long: BILL! Bill! Art & Caroline have had a fight!
Bill Long: They'll work it out.
Art Long: No, we haven't had a fight!
Bill Long: See there? They've already worked it out.
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Connections

Referenced in Fight Valley (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?
Music & Lyrics by Michael Lloyd, Johnny Cymbal and Bill Holmes
Sung by Dennis Quaid
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old country western brawling
22 April 2003 | by IrockGswiftSee all my reviews

This is a good buddy-flick with Stan Shaw and Dennis Quaid. It kind of reminds me of Rocky III. The movie seems meaningless but it has some hilarious moments. Check out Pam Grier who plays Stan Shaw's wife. She's hot!


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