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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:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,094,552, 13 January 1991

Gross USA:

$24,078,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,271,196
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A trailer for the film, seen on various VHS releases from Imperial Entertainment, which produced the film, makes absolutely no indication of Universal Pictures' involvement, since Universal would only pick up the U.S. distribution rights later in the process. See more »

Goofs

A.W.O.L. actually stands for Absent Without Official Leave. See more »

Quotes

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

There has never been a full uncut version of Lionheart released anywhere in the world. The most complete versions ever released are the old VHS versions on Guild Home Video/4 Front from the UK and the Australian VHS release on Palace Video with an R classification. The M classified Palace version was cut for violence. The R2 French DVD entitled Full Contact is the exact same version as the old VHS releases mentioned above but all of these versions are still missing 4 scenes that were in the newer DVD releases entitled Lionheart. The missing scenes in Question are: 1. The shot of the camp is shorter (2 seconds cut) than the R Rated DVD just before Lyon is talking to the head Legionnaire about his brother being hurt two weeks ago and why he wasn't told. 2. Lyon dives into the sea from the ship, but we don't see him resurface and swim a few strokes away (3 seconds cut). 3. A shot of driving cars in New York is cut just after Joshua tells Lyon, we just gotta go see some people you know what I'm saying (4 seconds) cut. 4. After Lyon says that he doesn't like the clothes, Cynthia takes him shopping but the scene where Cynthia tries to seduce him in the changing cubical is cut in these versions. After she say's "Try this one please, S'il Vous Plait?" She touches him seductively. "How about this? Any better?" The salesman coughs slightly and asks: "Everything okay in there?" Lyon then replies "Everything is fine." (22 seconds cut). Apart from these slightly shortened/cut scenes, the versions listed above on VHS from Guild/4 Front (UK), Palace (Australian R classified version) and French R2 DVD entitled Full Contact are the longest available versions available. See more »

Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Dodge City Blues
Written by Christian Nesmith, David Chuchian and Tony Tasis
Produced by Tim Bomba
Performed by Off
Published by Baba Sarah Music (BMI)/Bombadier Music (BMI)
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It made me cry
11 July 2004 | by kutuplarSee all my reviews

Well, I wasn't expecting such a dramatic movie, but this one really

made me cry, especially at the ending scene. The movie begins in

Djibouti, where a legionary camp is placed. The casting is wisely done.

Especially the guys which were following Lion in US. Deborah Rennard is

very cool. I think she deserved better in Hollywood. Harrison Page

perfectly fits in his role. And Van Damme... Maybe he should have made

more drama movies, he proved he is good at it. You should have this on, if you are a fan of Van Damme, I think it is his best movie, even better than Bloodsport. Well we're expecting more drama movies from Van Damme.


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