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Only the Strong (1993)

PG-13
99 min | Action, Drama

Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to straighten out a dozen of the school's worst ...See moreEx-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to straighten out a dozen of the school's worst students by teaching them this demanding and highly-disciplined fighting style. Slowly, his program begins to work, giving the students new hope and purpose. But the local drug lord, himself a martial arts expert, vows to stop Stevens' positive influence. Now Stevens must fight to save his own life, as well as the lives of his rebellious young students. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com} See less
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Edward J. Pei (as Edward Pei)
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Budget
$ 6,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 1,286,889
Gross (USA)
$ 3,283,371
Gross (World)
$ 3,283,371
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Release date
Aug 27, 1993 (United States)

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Mark Dacascos
Louis Stevens Louis Stevens   See fewer
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Stacey Travis
Dianna Dianna   See fewer
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Geoffrey Lewis
Kerrigan Kerrigan   See fewer
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Todd Susman
Cochran Cochran   See fewer
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Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter
Philippe (Jamaican Gang Leader) (as Jeffrey Anderson Gunter) Philippe (Jamaican Gang Leader) (as Jeffrey Anderson Gunter)   See fewer
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Richard Coca
Orlando Orlando   See fewer
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Ryan Bollman
Donovan Donovan   See fewer
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John Fionte
Cervantes Cervantes   See fewer
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John Gregory Kasper
Coach Kasper Coach Kasper   See fewer
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Phyllis Sukoff
Mrs. Esposito Mrs. Esposito   See fewer
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Antoni Corone
Green Beret Sergeant Green Beret Sergeant   See fewer
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Mellow Man Ace
Student Rapper Student Rapper   See fewer
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Felipe Savahge
Brazilian #1 Brazilian #1   See fewer
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Luis Esteban
Brazilian #2 Brazilian #2   See fewer
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Jim Vickers
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Mark Salem
Cop #1 Cop #1   See fewer
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Joann Dukes
Newscaster Newscaster   See fewer
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David Luther
School Security Guard School Security Guard   See fewer
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Adeniri S. Ajamu
Chief Ajamo Chief Ajamo   See fewer
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Alan Jordan
Chop Shop Foreman Chop Shop Foreman   See fewer
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Frank Dux
Welder Welder   See fewer
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Tony De Leoni
Mechanic #1 (as Tony DeLeoni) Mechanic #1 (as Tony DeLeoni)   See fewer
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Diego Pérez
Mechanic #2 Mechanic #2   See fewer
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Diane Fraind
Teacher #1 Teacher #1   See fewer
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Henry Friand
Teacher #2 Teacher #2   See fewer
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Salvador Levy
Cuban Coffee Drinker Cuban Coffee Drinker   See fewer
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Junior Biggs
Jamaican Dealer Jamaican Dealer   See fewer
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Iseline Celestin
Haitian Woman Haitian Woman   See fewer
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Donna Kimball
Donovan's Mother Donovan's Mother   See fewer
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Saudia Young
Hooker Hooker   See fewer
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Sergio Pereira
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Michael F. Lagapa
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Ricky Amador
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Robert D. Cortes
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Kevin J. Fernandez
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Fernando Hoyos
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Jorge A. Smith
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Steven Tarrago
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Tony Lima
Brazilian Gang (as Tony Delano) Brazilian Gang (as Tony Delano)   See fewer
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Gino Salvano
Brazilian Gang Brazilian Gang   See fewer
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Marq Withers
Philippe's Bodyguard #1 Philippe's Bodyguard #1   See fewer
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Dwight D. Woods
Jamaican Gang Jamaican Gang   See fewer
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Ernest Simmons
Jamaican Gang Jamaican Gang   See fewer
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Danny Downey
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Ricky Do
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Rigo Hernandez
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Peter Kerwin
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Jean Rony Norteius
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Elvis St. Hilaire
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Ricky Simon
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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Michael Kimling
Capoeira Student Capoeira Student   See fewer
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César Carneiro
Brazilian Capoeira Performer Brazilian Capoeira Performer   See fewer
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Claudio Carnerio
Brazilian Capoeira Performer Brazilian Capoeira Performer   See fewer
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Paulo Silva
Brazilian Capoeira Performer Brazilian Capoeira Performer   See fewer
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Djalma Peraira
Brazilian Capoeira Performer Brazilian Capoeira Performer   See fewer
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Claudia Gutierrez
Brazilian Capoeira Performer Brazilian Capoeira Performer   See fewer
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Tyler Bowe
Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mechanic #1 (uncredited) Mechanic #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooker (uncredited) Hooker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Silverio's Bodyguard (uncredited) Silverio's Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 4,923 votes