Best Of The Best

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  • PG-13
Eric Roberts (Academy Award(r) Nominee Best Actor in a supporting Role Runaway Train 1985, National Security, TV's "Less Than Perfect"), Philip Rhee, Christopher Penn (Starsky and Hutch, Reservoir Dogs), John Dye and David Agresta play five young men... read more
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Eric Roberts (Academy Award(r) Nominee Best Actor in a supporting Role Runaway Train 1985, National Security, TV's "Less Than Perfect"), Philip Rhee, Christopher Penn (Starsky and Hutch, Reservoir Dogs), John Dye and David Agresta play five young men who are selected as members of the U.S. National Karate Team. Each teammate has his own reason for competing. However, they soon discover that in order to function as a team, they must pit aside their differences and learn to depend upon each other. James Earl Jones (Academy Award(r) Nominee Best Actor The Great White Hope 1970, Field of Dreams, Hunt for Red October), is their unorthodox coach, and Sally Kirkland (Anna, The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star I Born), their trainer, teach them that winning is not a sometime thing- it's an all-time thing. Together they enter an exhausting training period that puts their mental and physical skillsto the ultimate endurance test. After three months of grueling workouts and personal conflicts they are ready to face the highly skilled Korean team and become true champions. In an unexpected and climactic ending, these men come to understand what it takes to be the BEST OF THE BEST.

Original Release

11/10/1989

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Cast

Eric Roberts Alex Grady
James Earl Jones Frank Couzo
Louise Fletcher Mrs. Grady
Phillip Rhee Tommy Lee
Sally Kirkland Catherine Wade
Chris Penn Travis Brickley
John Dye Virgil Keller
Simon Rhee Dae Han Park
James Lew Sae Jin Kwon
Edward Bunker Stan
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Directors

Robert Radler

Writers

Paul Levine, Phillip Rhee, Max Strom

Cast

Eric Roberts Alex Grady
James Earl Jones Frank Couzo
Louise Fletcher Mrs. Grady
Phillip Rhee Tommy Lee
Sally Kirkland Catherine Wade
Chris Penn Travis Brickley
John Dye Virgil Keller
Simon Rhee Dae Han Park
James Lew Sae Jin Kwon
Edward Bunker Stan
Kane Hodder Burt
Tom Everett Don Peterson
Melanie Kinnaman Woman
John P. Ryan Jennings
Edan Gross Walter Grady
Cal Bartlett Dr. Weisman
Samantha Scully Carol Ann
Adrianne Sachs Kelly
David Agresta Sonny Grasso
Master Hee Il Cho Korean Coach

Producers

Frank Giustra Executive Producer
Michael Holzman Executive Producer
Phillip Rhee Producer
Peter Strauss Producer
Deborah Scott Producer
Marlon Staggs Producer

Editors

William Hoy

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