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Lionheart (1990)

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An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director:

Sheldon Lettich

Writers:

S.N. Warren (earlier screenplay), Jean-Claude Van Damme (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Lyon
Harrison Page ... Joshua
Deborah Rennard ... Cynthia
Lisa Pelikan ... Helene
Ashley Johnson ... Nicole Gaultier
Brian Thompson ... Russell
Voyo Goric Voyo Goric ... Sgt. Hartog
Michel Qissi ... Moustafa
George McDaniel ... Adjutant
Eric Karson ... Doctor
Ash Adams ... Francois (as Jason Adams)
William T. Amos ... Drug Dealer
Roz Bosley Roz Bosley ... Nurse
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... Irish Legionnaire (as Dennis Wayne Rucker)
Billy Blanks ... African Legionnaire
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Storyline

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Too tough to die. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphically violent fight scenes and for strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A.W.O.L. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,078,196
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was released under one of five titles, depending on the country it was released in. It was released under the names 'Lionheart', 'Full Contact', 'A.W.O.L Absent Without Leave', 'Wrong Bet,' and 'Leon '. The film was independently funded and so was sold to various distributors throughout the world. It is therefore assumed they just picked the title that had the most impact in their respective territories. See more »

Goofs

During the last fight of the movie, Attila punches Lyon in the ribs several times, re-aggravating his broken rib and causing him to bleed through his stitches. Shortly thereafter, the bloodstain is gone from Lyon's shirt and never returns. See more »

Quotes

Joshua: My man just kick five asses, do you want yours to be the sixth ?
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Alternate Versions

Australian releases rated M are edited for violence. See more »

Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Pool Fight Music
Written and Performed by Stephen Edwards
Courtesy of SixFeetFive Music
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Great Film
13 June 2002 | by johnnyboyzSee all my reviews

Van Damme is at his best here, it's a good film that moves at a steady pace and is almost like a Rocky/Street Fighter type film. The characters are played well and the right actors and actresses are picked for the right roles. Van Damme's trainer is great and the silent Van Damme is defiantly the best. The plot also unwinds at the right times and at the right pace. You should give this film a go.


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