Only the Strong

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Overview

In this off-beat actioner, a former officer in the Green Beret comes back to his old stomping grounds in Miami and, seeing that his high school is overrun by a vicious drug lord, decides to take some of the school's toughest students and turn them into crime-fighting units by teaching them the venerable Brazilian martial art, capoeira.
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Overview

In this off-beat actioner, a former officer in the Green Beret comes back to his old stomping grounds in Miami and, seeing that his high school is overrun by a vicious drug lord, decides to take some of the school's toughest students and turn them into crime-fighting units by teaching them the venerable Brazilian martial art, capoeira.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1999
  • UPC: 086162855139
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Dacascos Louis Stevens
Stacey Travis Dianna
Geoffrey Lewis Kerrigan
Paco Prieto Silverio
Todd Susman Cochran
Richard Coca Orlando
Ryan Bollman Donovan
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Philippe
Antoni Corone Green Beret Sergeant
Frank Dux Welder
Claudia Gutierrez Brazilian Capoeira Performer
Alan Jordan Chop Shop Foreman
Junior Biggs Jamaican Dealer
Danny K.
Salvadore Levy Cuban Coffee Drinker
Djalma Perreira Brazilian Capoeira Performer
Ricky Simon Student
James F. Tarzia
Technical Credits
Sheldon Lettich Director, Screenwriter
Frank Dux Stunts
Patricia Field Costumes/Costume Designer
Samuel Hadida Producer
Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Mark Harrington Production Designer
Henri Lopez Sound/Sound Designer
Artie Malesci Stunts
Steven Menkin Producer
Edward J. Pei Cinematographer
Steve Semel Editor
Robert D. Simon Associate Producer, Asst. Director
James F. Tarzia Casting
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    high morales

    It has tons of morales. The biggest part I relate to is one person can make a big difference. It basically has struggle, tribulations, that high school teen deal with every day. I think this movie should be shown in High school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good for an Introduction

    The capoeira shown in this movie consists mainly of the flashy supercool moves that are part of the advanced repetoire. I know, everyone wants to think that you can do in in three short classes (not). As a budding capoeirista (capoeira player) I can thank this movie way back when to have lit a spark deep enough to have burned into my adulthood. I have a group now that I play capoeira with (its considered a game til its time to fight) and I am happily learning it all... And don't forget breakdancing owes itself to the capoeiristas who came to New York in the seventies and founded capoeira here in the US... Good storyline for an off-blockbuster movie. hard to get, but worth it. Decent storyline, classic underdog bringing down the bad guy story. Good moves, cinematography is decent. Lots of stereotypes and over-the-top typecasting. Typical kickbutt action flick with a heart of gold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    When I was younger and paractising martial arts, not much was known about the art of Capoeira. Once this movie hit the screens a large interest and demand for learning this spectacular dance like art was tremendous. In essence you could almost say that because of this film Capoeira came to America. As well the story line, I found was excellent, and the techniques were very impressive.

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    Posted December 1, 2009

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