Best of the BestNovember 10, 1989
A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country–can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Release Year: 1989
Rating: 5.8/10 (5,363 voted)
Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland
Team USA gets rid of personal ghosts while fighting Team Korea in Taekwondo championship. "Adversity overcome" formula with excellent fighting scenes.
Writers: Phillip Rhee, Paul Levine
James Earl Jones
(as Christopher Penn)
John P. Ryan
Dae Han Park
Master Hee Il Cho
Sae Jin Kwon
There's a kind of inner strength you never know you have…until it's ALL you have.
Release Date: 10 November 1989
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: DEM 76,480
(4 July 1989)
(18 November 1989)
Did You Know?
The character Walter Grady is named after the father of Eric Roberts: Walter Grady Roberts.
During the match between Alex and Sae Jin Kwon, when both teams rush to the stage, Dae Han when he jumps on the stage in wearing sneakers. When Dae Han runs to break up Alex and Kwon, Dae Han is wearing Shin Instep guards instead of the sneakers.
You shouldn't block with your face.
The Best is the Best
I'm not sure why I liked this movie so much. The plot is just another
derivative and the dialogue rather pedestrian. However, it does have
Earl Jones which is always a plus. Despite the cliché story I still
actually cried at the end. I was moved. I felt for these characters,
struggle and their triumph. This movie is a good guilty pleasure. It
shouldn't be as enjoyable as it is. Here's to the emotional power of