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Best of the Best (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 10 November 1989 (USA)
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A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

Director:

Robert Radler (as Bob Radler)

Writers:

Phillip Rhee (story), Paul Levine (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Alex Grady
Phillip Rhee ... Tommy Lee
James Earl Jones ... Frank Couzo
Sally Kirkland ... Catherine Wade
Chris Penn ... Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
John Dye ... Virgil Keller
David Agresta David Agresta ... Sonny Grasso
Tom Everett ... Don Peterson
Louise Fletcher ... Mrs. Grady
John P. Ryan ... Jennings
Edan Gross Edan Gross ... Walter Grady
Simon Rhee ... Dae Han Park
Master Hee Il Cho Master Hee Il Cho ... Korean Coach
James Lew ... Sae Jin Kwon
Ken Nagayama Ken Nagayama ... Yung Kim
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Storyline

Team USA gets rid of personal ghosts while fighting Team Korea in Taekwondo championship. "Adversity overcome" formula with excellent fighting scenes. Written by Gene Gorokhovsky <geneg@kandasoft.com>

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There's a kind of inner strength you never know you have...until it's ALL you have. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedst af de bedste See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$990,000, 11 November 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,700,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character Walter Grady is named after the father of Eric Roberts: Walter Grady Roberts. See more »

Goofs

When the fighters are holding the pressure pad for each other and Tommy kicks Virgil during this training session and sends Virgil flying to the ground, the black crash mat that he lands on to cushion his fall is visible, but when everybody rushes to see if Virgil is OK the crash mat has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Alex Grady: [after having bad shoulder badly separated] Pop it, Pop it Tommy, POP IT!
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Connections

Followed by Best of the Best II (1993) See more »

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BEST OF THE BEST
Written and Produced by Ike Stubblefield
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The greatest ever
30 November 2005 | by pythonpower83See all my reviews

I've seen lots of comment on this movie but this is my all time favorite. The first time I saw the movie I was 7 years old I'm 23 now and last week I saw him for the 58the time. I admit, the screenplay becomes old fashion after all those years but it's the greatest taekwondo-movie ever made!!! Everybody talks about the karate movie, OK, it's the "US karate-team" but the main fights are taekwondo-style, with a little bit of hapkido in it. Especially the true taekwondo battle between the rhee brothers at the end, I'm a taekwondo-member myself and what they 'fake' is very difficult, ever harder than a real fight. And too all the people here who think this movie is't worth rating high, try those kicks yourselves, trust me,it's hard, even without opponent! Best of the best rules!!!


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