Lionheart (1990): Van Damme’s Forgotten Masterpiece

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  1. David Barber says:

    Remember first seeing bits of this when my brother borrowed it off a mate in June ’91. It was just before one of my final end of year exams and I clearly remember watching Lyon fight out of his army posting before escaping the country and going to the US where he has his first fight. After that, I had to go to school. It wasn’t until over a year later when my brother borrowed it again from his mate when I watched it in full and I loved seeing all his fights and the human drama angle wasn’t bad either. My brother borrowed the film again to show to my 2 cousins who were also Van Damme fans during the next summer and we used to keep rewatching some of the fight scenes.

  2. When I first read the script to “Lionheart”I was confused as to what martial arts were. My frame of reference was Karate and that was about it. Also, I had no idea who Jean Claude Van Damme was and my assistant at the time Tom Daniels schooled me very quickly . I first met Sheldon Lettich on Lionheart and have had the honor of casting several of his movies. It was my first martial art movie and moved me on to others. I thank you Mr Lettich

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