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Tough Enough (1983 film)

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Tough Enough
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Fleischer
Written byJohn Leone
CinematographyJames A. Contner
Edited byDann Cahn
Music byMichael Lloyd
Steve Wax
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 25, 1983 (1983-03-25)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,433,722[1]

Tough Enough is a 1983 American romantic drama sports film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates (in his final film appearance) and Stan Shaw.[2]

Plot synopsis

A down-on-his-luck country & western singer from Fort Worth enters a "toughman" competition to help pay his family's bills. Surprisingly, he does well against the other fighters and wins enough matches to qualify for a national championship. An unexpected break forces him to choose between his passion for his music career and his new-found success.



  1. ^ Tough Enough at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (May 27, 1983). "Tough Enough (1983) 'TOUGH ENOUGH,' PROVING IT BY BOXING". The New York Times.
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