- Release Date: August 27, 1993
- Creators: Sheldon Lettich (director), Sheldon Lettich (writer)
- Genre: Capoeira Combat
- Rating: ★★★★☆
- Former Green Beret Louis Stevens decides to teach a bunch of bad Florida teens the Brazilian martial arts capoeira to teach them respect and discipline. Oddly enough, it seems to work.
- Capoeira's fascinating history - slaves practicing martial arts by disguising the moves as dance moves.
- Story time: I first saw this film the same summer that two of my friends broke out into fluent Portuguese to each other . This was also the same summer that I drank cachaca and caipirinhas the first time. Brazil was strong in NYC that summer.
- "First of all, I ain't a teacher. Second of all, I'm in a real shitty mood. Third of all, no law says I can't make it my business. So let the kid go."