An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a “Tough Man” amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto the national finals. He’s torn between his first love, music, and the glitz, glamor and money of the “Tough Man” world.
Tough Enough is a 1983 American romantic drama sports film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates and Stan Shaw. This was the final film role for Warren Oates. Filmed in late 1981, it was released over one year after his death.
Tough Enough (1983)
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw, Pam Grier, Warren Oates, Bruce McGill, Christopher Norris, Terra Perry
Screenplay by: John Leone
Production Design by: Bill Kenney
Cinematography by: James A. Contner
Film Editing by: Dann Cahn
Costume Design by: Clifford Capone
Set Decoration by: Floyd Smith
Music by: Michael Lloyd, Steve Wax
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: May 20, 1983