Best of the Best
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1989
Director: Bob Radler
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-034741-218214
Running time: 1:37 (97 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Color, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
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Collection type: Owned (#249)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 10, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Karate, the ancient martial art and modern international sport is a contest of body, mind and spirit where often the toughest competition is against yourself.
Alex Grady (Eric Roberts), an Oregon welder and widowed father of a Five-year-old son is chosen for the United States National Team. He finds himself in the company of Tommy Lee (Phillip Rhee), a soft-spoken Karate instructor; Travis Brickley (Christopher Penn), an urban cowboy with an attitude; Virgil Keller (John Dye), a New England Buddhist; Sonny Grasso (David Agresta), a gregarious Italian from Detroit and their coach Frank Kouzo (James Earl Jones), a hardened veteran of high-powered Karate competition. It's a team with rough edges and problems that must be resolved if they're to win the international competition in Seoul, Korea.
The team's corporate sponsor brings in an unorthodox trainer, Catherine Wade (Sally Kirkland), to teach the men to focus their minds and bodies. During the three months training period, Wade, a stunning beauty trained in Eastern Philosophy as well as martial arts, tangles with Kouzo over his approach to winning at all costs. What follows is battle where each competitor attempts to defeat the opposition and become the Best of the Best.
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Eric Roberts....Alex Grady
Phillip Rhee....Tommy Lee
James Earl Jones....Coach Couzo
Sally Kirkland....Wade
Christopher Penn....Travis Brickley
John Dye....Virgil
David Agresta....Sonny
Tom Everett....Don
Louise Fletcher....Mrs. Grady
John P. Ryan....Jennings
Edan Gross....Walter Grady
Simon Rhee....Dae Han
Master Hee Il Cho....Korean Coach
James Lew....Sae Jin Kwon
Ken Nagayama....Yung Kim
Ho Sik Pak....Han Cho
Dae Kyu Chang....Tung Sung Moon
Diane Mizrahi....Nurse
Cal Bartlett....Dr. Weisman
Ahmad Rashad....Himself
Edward Bunker....Stan
Helen Funai....Tommy's Mother
Eugene Choe....Little Tommy
Bob Telford....Referee #1
Ricky Barnard....Referee #2
Danny Gibson....Referee #3
Greg Williams....Refere #4
David Rody....Announcer (Try Out)
Samantha Scully....Carol Ann
Adrianne Sachs....Kelly
Melanie Kinnaman....The Woman
Kane Hodder....Burt
Steve Hulin....Buzz Cut
Pete Antico....Townie #1
William H. Burton....Townie #2
Steve Santosusso....Townie #3
Orion Masters....Gate Attendant
Miriam Ezra....Tommy's Secretary
Jonathan Strauss....Boy #1
Jeffery Jagger....Boy #2
David Park....Tommy's Older Brother
Chang Park Kim....Korean Referee
Kwang Jae Lee....Korean Announcer
Michael E. Burgess....Tournament Fighter (uncredited)
Fabian Carrillo....Tournament Fighter (uncredited)
Mylo Ironbear....Tournament Fighter (uncredited)