Best of the Best

Starring: James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts & Sally Kirkland Director: Robert Radler  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Best of the Best
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

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Product Description:

An unorthodox coach and a trainer work together to teach a competition team of kickboxers that winning is not just a sometime thing and that a team is not a team if you don't care about one another.

Plot Synopsis:

The US national team travels to South Korea to compete in an international martial arts competition. Once there, a brash young member of the American squad goes out seeking revenge against the Korean champ who killed his brother in a previous match. Another member of the American team has entered the competition while still recovering from a shoulder injury, and he becomes dangerously distracted when his five-year-old son falls seriously ill.
With this splintering of the squad's effort, a US win is in serious doubt. Will they recover in time to taste victory'

Plot Keywords:

Action | Martial Arts | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by CFI. Locations shot in Southern California and Seoul, South Korea, for an estimated budget of $5 million.
  • Directorial debut for Robert Radler.
  • Newcomer Phillip Rhee -- formerly a Korean martial arts instructor -- co-produced the film, collaborated on the original story, and plays the part of "Tommy" a revenge-minded young fighter on the American team. Rhee holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a third degree black belt in Hapki Do. He was also a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Team.
  • Actor Chris Penn has participated in five professional fights as a boxer and a kickboxer.

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  • UPC: 043396064751
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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