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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.

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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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 »

Quotes

Eric Kulhane: I promise to stop fighting, will you marry me?
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Pretty forgettable for the most part
6 February 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

PM Entertainment was starting to get warmed up by the time this movie was made, and you can see in this movie some of the trademarks found in their later and better movies. The cinematography (by PM honcho Richard Pepin) is excellent, and there are some impressive locations the movie is shot on. The opening has a couple of impressive action sequences, and the later martial art sequences are made in a way that comes across as more realistic that usual.

But despite a few attributes like that, the movie ends up being pretty forgettable. Michael Worth is pretty bland, despite the movie revolving around him. The plot, well, there is barely a plot on display here. And while the martial art sequences may be more realistic, the filmmakers forgot to make them EXCITING.

While I wouldn't call this a TERRIBLE movie, it's pretty bland and forgettable. I would only recommend this movie to die hard fans of PM Entertainment.


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