Only the Strong

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Total Count: 12


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Movie Info

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.


Richard Coca
as Orlando
Todd Susman
as Cochran
Ryan Bollman
as Donovan
Antoni Corone
as Green Beret Sergeant
Alan Jordan
as Chop Shop Foreman
Frank Dux
as Welder
Salvadore Levy
as Cuban Coffee Drinker
Junior Biggs
as Jamaican Dealer
Djalma Perreira
as Brazilian Capoeira Performer
Claudia Gutierrez
as Brazilian Capoeira Performer
Ricky Simon
as Student
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Critic Reviews for Only the Strong

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8) | Rotten (12)

  • The cinematography is jarring and dizzying at times; the acting mediocre.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Only the simple-minded will find much to cheer in this martial arts actioner, which has the queasy feel of a movie slapped together by the marketing department.

    Mar 26, 2009

    Brian Lowry

    Top Critic
  • A paean to the Brazilian martial art of capoeira harks back to those break-dancing quickies.

    Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…

    Brian Case

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A movie that exists solely for its fight sequences and to show off its star's muscles and gymnastic grace.

    May 20, 2003
  • The film is clumsily assembled and edited, heavy on the slow-mo, and its simplistic story plays like The Kids From Fame armed with very sharp knives.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • If only the plot were a little less obvious, the confrontations a little less cliched.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Only the Strong

  • Mar 07, 2010
    Definitely a 90s movie, no more, no less. A good action flick overall. My major problem was the way that the bad guy talked...his voice was terrible, I couldnt take him seriously, I just laughed every time he was on the screen.
    Megan S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2008
    Now I remember.. This one sucks!!
    The M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2007
    Cool Randomm Movies....Check It Out ^_^
    EightThirty . Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2007
    Mark Dacascos does this triple lindy like spin kick horizontal to the ground - cool shit!
    Chad R Super Reviewer

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