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To Be the Best (1993)

R | | Action | Video 3 August 1993
A member of the U.S. kickboxing team recruits his father and his fellow teammates to help stop a ruthless gambler from rigging the World Kickboxing Championship in Las Vegas.

Director:

Joseph Merhi

Writer:

Michael January
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Worth ... Eric Kulhane
Martin Kove ... Rick Kulhane
Phillip Troy Linger ... Sam Kulhane (as Phillip Troy)
Brittney Powell ... Cheryl
Alex Cord ... Jack Rodgers
Mike Toney Mike Toney ... Mario
Ron Yuan ... Han Lo
Vince Murdocco ... Duke
Steven Vincent Leigh Steven Vincent Leigh ... Hong Do
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Blomgren Nick Blomgren ... Fighter
Andy Bolliger Andy Bolliger ... Fighter
Markell Boyd Markell Boyd ... Referee
Art Camacho ... Runt
Emery Childress Emery Childress ... Fighter
Milo Cudanes Milo Cudanes ... Fighter
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A member of the U.S. kickboxing team recruits his father and his fellow teammates to help stop a ruthless gambler from rigging the World Kickboxing Championship in Las Vegas.

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Rated R for kickboxing violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate Tiger 7 See more »

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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Goofs

Clearly during the opening fight scenes one announcer says: "I'm here with T.J. Welles to call tonight's bouts". Later the end credits read "Announcer Fred: T.J. Welles." See more »

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Cheryl: I notice your sadness after we make love.
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Action packed entertainment at its best.
30 May 2001 | by FlmcrticSee all my reviews

If you want to see a really strong dramatic piece of celluloid you've come to the wrong place. But if you really want to be entertained with spectacular fight action with some drama, this is the film for you. To Be The best offers fight fans everything they could want in a fight action film. The fights are some of the best. The choreography is so well done you really feel these men are pummeling each other. The fight direction and editing is extremely well done. Oh, and by the way there is a strong story here not just fights.


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