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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Art Long
... Caroline Long
... P.T. Coolidge
... Myra
... James Neese
... Tony Fallon
... Bill Long
... Gert Long
Christopher Norris ... Christopher Long
Terra Perry ... Wet T-Shirt Girl
Big John Hamilton ... Big John
Steve Ward ... Heckler in Torreyson's
... Girl in Torreyson's
Mark Edson ... Janitor in Torreyson's
Steve 'Monk' Miller ... Tigran Baldasarian
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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. 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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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

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tough Dreams  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Top billed lead actor and star Dennis Quaid sang and performed two songs on the movie's soundtrack these being "Rainbows Never Touch The Ground" and "Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?". 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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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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More Nights
(uncredited)
Performed by Lane Brody
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the songs in the movie
6 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

barbara_lee_olson and a1969cowboy heres the songs # "I Was Born A Dreamer" Performed by Mickey Gilley # "Tough Enough" Performed by T.G. Sheppard # "Rainbows Never Touch The Ground" Performed by Dennis Quaid # "Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?" Performed by Dennis Quaid # "Motor City" (Instrumental) Performed by Blue Skies Band # "Tough Man Theme" (Instrumental) Performed by Blue Skies Band # "Cowtown Rag" Performed by Blue Skies Band # "I Was Born A Dreamer" (Instrumental) Performed by Blue Skies Band # "More Nights" Performed by Lane Brody # "You've Got The Touch" Performed by Johnny Tillotson 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


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