Eric Roberts (Academy Award(r) Nominee Best Actor in a supporting Role Runaway Train 1985, National Security, TV's "Less Than Perfect"), Philip Rhee, Christopher Penn (Starsky and Hutch, Reservoir Dogs), John Dye and David Agresta play five young men who are selected as members of the U.S. National Karate Team. Each teammate has his own reason for competing. However, they soon discover that in order to function as a team, they must pit aside their differences and learn to depend upon each other. James Earl Jones (Academy Award(r) Nominee Best Actor The Great White Hope 1970, Field of Dreams, Hunt for Red October), is their unorthodox coach, and Sally Kirkland (Anna, The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star I Born), their trainer, teach them that winning is not a sometime thing- it's an all-time thing. Together they enter an exhausting training period that puts their mental and physical skillsto the ultimate endurance test. After three months of grueling workouts and personal conflicts they are ready to face the highly skilled Korean team and become true champions. In an unexpected and climactic ending, these men come to understand what it takes to be the BEST OF THE BEST.
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