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Only the Strong (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 27 August 1993 (USA)
Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to ... See full summary »

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Sheldon Lettich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Dacascos ... Louis Stevens
Stacey Travis ... Dianna
Geoffrey Lewis ... Kerrigan
Paco Christian Prieto ... Silverio
Todd Susman ... Cochran
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Philippe (Jamaican Gang Leader) (as Jeffrey Anderson Gunter)
Richard Coca ... Orlando
Roman Cardwell Roman Cardwell ... Shay
Ryan Bollman ... Donovan
Christian Klemash Christian Klemash ... Eddie
John Fionte John Fionte ... Cervantes
Joselito 'Amen' Santo Joselito 'Amen' Santo ... Javier
John Gregory Kasper John Gregory Kasper ... Coach Kasper
Phyllis Sukoff Phyllis Sukoff ... Mrs. Esposito
Antoni Corone ... Green Beret Sergeant
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Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to straighten out a dozen of the school's worst students by teaching them this demanding and highly-disciplined fighting style. Slowly, his program begins to work, giving the students new hope and purpose. But the local drug lord, himself a martial arts expert, vows to stop Stevens' positive influence. Now Stevens must fight to save his own life, as well as the lives of his rebellious young students. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The ultimate martial art.

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for gang violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The song made popular in the film, "Zum Zum Zum", went on to enjoy newfound fame worldwide when found use as an advertising jingle for Mazda from the early 2000s. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the chop-shop the sound FX that accompany Louis's actions with the long pipe (spinning and striking) are delayed by approx 1/2-3/4 of a second. See more »

Quotes

Louis Stevens: Do you mind?
Donovan: No
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Connections

Referenced in Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Olelê, O'Lalá
Performed by Serapis Bey
Produced by Kao Rossman
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I loved this movie.
23 March 2002 | by grass_fairySee all my reviews

I thought Only the Strong was a great movie. I would love to learn the martial art. I thought that Ryan Bollman, as well as the rest of the cast, was wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good movie. I loved this movie, and am currently trying to find it on video.


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Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,286,889, 29 August 1993

Gross USA:

$3,283,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,283,371
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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