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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louis Stevens
... Dianna
... Kerrigan
... Silverio
... Cochran
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Philippe (Jamaican Gang Leader) (as Jeffrey Anderson Gunter)
... Orlando
Roman Cardwell ... Shay
... Donovan
Christian Klemash ... Eddie
John Fionte ... Cervantes
Joselito 'Amen' Santo ... Javier
John Gregory Kasper ... Coach Kasper
Phyllis Sukoff ... Mrs. Esposito
... 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

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

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,273,588
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Mark Dacascos was born into martial arts, each of his parents renowned martial artists who created their own style (father, Al Dacascos-Won Hop Kuen Do; mother, Malia Bernal-Xiang Dai Kuen Kung Fu). He went on to star in the television version of "The Crow," a movie that started another born into martial arts: Brandon Lee, son of Jeet Kune Do founder Bruce Lee. See more »

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Throughout the movie, Louis Stevens performs the capoeira "ginga" incorrectly: he keeps his arms low, never bringing them up fully to protect his face. See more »

Quotes

Louis Stevens: First of all I ain't a teacher. Second I'm in a real shitty mood. And third no law says I can't make it my business. So let the kid go.
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Only the Strong (remix)
Performed by Marcel "ICB" Branch, Patrick "Dizon" McCain, and Donna Simon
Produced by The Baker Boys
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Well rounded movie perfect message for children to watch and learn from
4 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

A young ex-military man returns to former high school to find it in moral shambles. He gets an idea to try to help out a few of the worst behaved students in the school from his former teacher and mentor. It was rough going to get them involved in the program especially since the criminal family members of the kids were reluctant to let them go. Fights over that ensue But in the end good over evil wins!!!!!!!! I loved it. Especially being a mother myself I loved the storyline!


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