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 ... 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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If two wrongs don't make a right, then what happens when one wrong handpicks five more? See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kane Hodder is mostly known for playing Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday The 13th films. Melanie Kinnaman was in Friday The 13th 5: A New Beginning. See more »

Goofs

When you see a shot of the Koreans training in a temple there is a sign whose characters are clearly Chinese. (Korean characters do not look anything like Chinese ones.) See more »

Quotes

Sae Jin Kwon: Alexander Grady... Portland, Oregon... I know all about you.
[Removes his medal and places it on Alex]
Alex Grady: Sae Jin Kwon... Seoul, Korea... I know all I ever wanna know about you.
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Connections

Followed by Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998) See more »

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BACK ROADS
Written by Charlie Major
Performed by Charlie Major
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Indeed
11 May 1999 | by GothicSee all my reviews

Yeah, I mean there will be critics out there who will say, it isn't the greatest acting or dialogue, but the martial arts and the final scene are excellent. Especially from actors such as Eric Roberts and Chris Penn who have had no formal martial arts training. The film is a master piece of martial art cinema, and yes I strongly say it is better than Titanic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Best of the Best 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, 12 November 1989

Gross USA:

$1,700,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,700,000
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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