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Tough Enough (1983)

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An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writer:

John Leone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Art Long
Carlene Watkins ... Caroline Long
Stan Shaw ... P.T. Coolidge
Pam Grier ... Myra
Warren Oates ... James Neese
Bruce McGill ... Tony Fallon
Wilford Brimley ... Bill Long
Fran Ryan ... Gert Long
Christopher Norris Christopher Norris ... Christopher Long
Terra Perry Terra Perry ... Wet T-Shirt Girl
Big John Hamilton Big John Hamilton ... Big John
Steve Ward Steve Ward ... Heckler in Torreyson's
Susan Benn ... Girl in Torreyson's
Mark Edson Mark Edson ... Janitor in Torreyson's
Steve 'Monk' Miller Steve 'Monk' Miller ... Tigran Baldasarian
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Storyline

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto the national finals. He's torn between his first love, music, and the glitz, glamor and money of the "Tough Man" world. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"Rocky" without rules See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tough Dreams See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$725,117, 27 March 1983

Gross USA:

$2,433,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,433,722
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Top billed lead actor and star Dennis Quaid sang and performed two songs on the movie's soundtrack these being "Rainbows Never Touch The Ground" and "Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?". See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, blood is spattered across the front of Tony Fallon's suit but when shown shortly afterward, the blood has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

James Neese: [Stirring up the crowd over the PA] Who's the toughest man in Ft. Worth, TEXAS?
Toughest Drunk in Ft. Worth: [Toothless old drunk stands & waves hat to jeering crowd] I AM!
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Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Was Born a Dreamer
(uncredited)
Performed by Mickey Gilley
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Tough Enough Goof
26 January 2003 | by nreefSee all my reviews

During the last fight scene in the movie, the ringside time keeper Tony Fallon played by actor Bruce Mcgill has the entire front of his powder blue suit jacket and white shirt sprayed with blood from the fight. Only a minute later after the fight is over the blood has vanished.


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