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Tough Enough [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007XF0WEO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,269 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Dennis Quaid stars as Art Long, a Fort Worth tree trimmer by day and struggling Country singer by night. But when he enters a local Toughman Contest, he discovers that he may have a knack for knockouts. Now with the help of his street-smart corner man (Stan Shaw of Snake Eyes) and a crafty promoter (Warren Oates in his final film role), Art is headed to the National Finals in Detroit where all he'll have to do is beat up five guys in one night on national television to win $100,000, a recording contract, and the title of Toughest Man In America. Even if Art is crazy enough to try, will he be tough enough to win it all? Pam Grier and Wilford Brimley co-star in this wild action-comedy directed by Oscarr winner Richard Fleischer (Tora! Tora! Tora!, Conan The Destroyer) and featuring songs by T.G. Sheppard, Mickey Gilley and Dennis Quaid.

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The plot is predictable but good action.
Barry H. Marsh
I thought that the story was a very good one on how it depicts how people struggle through something to attain their primary goal.
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It makes a great addition to the bluray collection.
Theodore Brown Estes

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Siriam on June 25, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this as a fan of Warren Oates whose last film this is. Based it seems on a real annual national amateur boxing contest, the film's story is pretty predictable. With enough scams and manipulation by the sharp witted competition promoter (Oates as ever watchable) and disappointments for the various contestants to keep the story rolling it is a pretty easy on the eye and mind. Dennis Quaid in an early major role is not very convincing and the script despite some attempts to break out of the "poor boy makes good" main theme by reference to racist aspects of the competition (cue Pam Grier) and struggles of an aspiring country singer forced to turn to boxing for the money) really does not progress much beyond standard B movie/TV film fare.

Watchable but not exceptional.
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"Tough Enough" (Anchor Bay Entertainment DV-24390 being the DVD edition viewed) wins on two principal counts -- and somebody should point this out, even if I have to be the one: Dennis Quaid puts up a game fight, very convincingly, and he also sings wonderfully well! His role, after all, is that of a country-western singer who enters into amateur boxing competition in order to gain the reward money to fund his musical career and home life. Dennis Quaid is not known much for his musical ability, but it surely is on display in this movie.

Of the music which Quaid himself sings (others taking some of the remaining songs), he does all of it exceedingly well. His phrasing and his breath control are those of a born vocalist of an high order and the sound of his voice is very pleasing to the ear. Given how many male country music performers of renown (though certainly not the very best of them) huff-and-puff and/or bluff their way, with dodgy intonation and shortness of breath, through what they perform, Dennis Quaid's achievement is all the more remarkable.

The film has a lot of grit and soul, and there is humour, too, with that winsome grin of Dennis Quaid welcomely present when he shows it. I obtained this film at the behest of somebody else and never would have expected to like it so much as I do, since I am not much of a sports enthusiast. This film has taken me by surprise and it just may do the same for other potential viewers as well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry H. Marsh on April 28, 2010
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Dennis Quaid is always excellent and in this movie early in his carreer he is superb. The plot is predictable but good action.
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By Bartok Kinski on October 16, 2014
Format: DVD
Dimwitted film seems like it might just be watchable but it is so uneven and idiotic that you can't really believe that a man like Dennis Quaid has all the pugilistic ability to overcome the tough competition.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By me:D on March 19, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Tough Enough is a good movie, but lacks the stardom that the Rocky series has achieved. It is very exciting with a lot of action inside the boxing ring. I thought that the story was a very good one on how it depicts how people struggle through something to attain their primary goal. This is the basis of the story. If you don't like the boxing genre of movies you are not going to like this. Overall it is an entertaining movie with a story that everyone who has a dream can relate to.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sci Fi Lover on January 1, 2013
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Tough Enough is a terrific movie. Dennis Quaid plays a landscaper who wants to be a country singer. He takes part in a Tough Man Competition to earn money to pay his bills. Dennis Quaid had mentioned in interviews that he did some boxing when he was young but I did not think he would be this good. I have to say that I felt badly everytime he was hit in the head although it only a movie, because he is so handsome.
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