Only the Strong (1993)



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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.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Stacey Travis
as Dianna
Geoffrey Lewis
as Kerrigan
Todd Susman
as Cochran
Richard Coca
as Orlando
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)

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

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
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
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

If only the plot were a little less obvious, the confrontations a little less cliched.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Only the Strong

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
Megan S

Super Reviewer

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EightThirty .
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

Mark Dacascos does this triple lindy like spin kick horizontal to the ground - cool shit!

Chad Roesti
Chad Roesti

Super Reviewer

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