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Lionheart (1990)

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An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director:

Sheldon Lettich

Writers:

S.N. Warren (earlier screenplay), Jean-Claude Van Damme (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Lyon
Harrison Page ... Joshua
Deborah Rennard ... Cynthia
Lisa Pelikan ... Helene
Ashley Johnson ... Nicole Gaultier
Brian Thompson ... Russell
Voyo Goric Voyo Goric ... Sgt. Hartog
Michel Qissi ... Moustafa
George McDaniel ... Adjutant
Eric Karson ... Doctor
Ash Adams ... Francois (as Jason Adams)
William T. Amos ... Drug Dealer
Roz Bosley Roz Bosley ... Nurse
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... Irish Legionnaire (as Dennis Wayne Rucker)
Billy Blanks ... African Legionnaire
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Storyline

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Too tough to die. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphically violent fight scenes and for strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A.W.O.L. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,078,196
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Olivier Gruner earned his credit by supplying background research regarding the French Foreign Legion to the filmmakers. See more »

Goofs

When Lyon and Joshua are walking in New York City there is seen a sign for Carl's Jr., a western burger chain with no locations on the east coast. See more »

Quotes

Joshua: Jiiiive turkey.
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Alternate Versions

The movie was released on VHS in Australia in an R rated version and a cut M rated version. Australian M rated Cut Report: VHS film time: 103:10 minutes (PAL).
  • 01:38 The whole scene of Francois being set on fire by drug dealer is missing, and Francois being taken to surgery (11 secs).
  • 02:26 Close-up shot of Francois burnt face in hospital when he screams "Lyon", just before it cuts to the foreign legion (2 secs) [Scream is heard over the desert landscape instead].
  • 07:01 Legionnaire being stabbed through hand by knife, when Lyon escapes from the foreign legion (1/2 sec).
  • 24:06 The first garage fight, the blonde (heckler's date) get sprayed by blood, the scene where she taste the blood is missing (6 secs).
  • 92:38 2 Close-up shots of Lyon's hand around Attila's neck, and one close-up shot of Lyon's face at the end of the match (9 secs) [There is only one bloody face shot of Attila, instead of the 3 shots in the uncut version].
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Connections

References Mad Max (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

ARE YOU READY FOR ME?
Written Marty Simon (BMI), Brian Greenway (BMI), Ken Tamplin (ASCAP) and Lanny Cordola (BMI)
Published by Windfall (BMI)/Roxamillion (PRO)/Sockcymbal Polygram Songs, Inc. (PRO)/Ripple Music Polygram Music Publishing,
Inc. (CAPAC)
Performed by TCB
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It made me cry
11 July 2004 | by kutuplarSee all my reviews

Well, I wasn't expecting such a dramatic movie, but this one really

made me cry, especially at the ending scene. The movie begins in

Djibouti, where a legionary camp is placed. The casting is wisely done.

Especially the guys which were following Lion in US. Deborah Rennard is

very cool. I think she deserved better in Hollywood. Harrison Page

perfectly fits in his role. And Van Damme... Maybe he should have made

more drama movies, he proved he is good at it. You should have this on, if you are a fan of Van Damme, I think it is his best movie, even better than Bloodsport. Well we're expecting more drama movies from Van Damme.


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