"Today, you have the chance to be the greatest martial artists in the world. It's up to you. If you give everything you've got, everything, you'll be winners. That I promise you. You can be the best of the best."Best of the Best
is a 1989 sports movie about competetive martial arts.
A group of American martial artists must overcome their differences and personal demons to win an international fighting tournament, which for years has been dominated by South Koreans.
The film got three sequels in the nineties, all of which were more typical action movies.
Features examples of:
- Defeat Means Friendship: After his defeat at the tournament, Dae Han becomes a friend to his American opponents.
- Determinator: Despite dislocating his shoulder, Grady refuses to give into it the second time and demands that it is popped back into place. He then proceeds continue the match with one arm in a sling.
- Eyepatch of Power: Sported by Dae Han.
- It's Personal: Tommy isn't just interested in winning the competition, he wants revenge on Dae Han for the death of his brother.
- Meditating Under a Waterfall: The South Korean Taekwondo team is shown standing under a waterfall during their training.
- Title Drop: During Couzo's speech to the team, as quoted above.
- Training Montage: When the US team start getting their act together, a montage materializes.
- We All Live in America: The South-Korean Taek Kwon Do team cheered for their country as "Korea, Korea!" while it should've been "Hanguk, Hanguk!" "Daehan Minguk," being another possibility.
- The X of Y
The sequels have the examples of: