Big Month of Mark – Only the Strong

Sometimes you’ve just got to dance-fight for freedom, because Only the Strong is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a Nutshell: Mark Dacascos saves a dozen troubled high schoolers through the power of capoeira.  He also beats up a gang of drug lords, also through the power of capoeira.  Truly, all of life’s problems can be solved with a careful application of the art of Brazilian dance-fighting.

This movie contains:


Sexy Gymnastics.

Purple Sweatpants of Justice.

This brings the Big Month of Mark to its conclusion.  Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to cover other Mark Dacascos films, such as Brotherhood of the Wolf and Crying Freeman, at some later date.

In the mean time, it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming.


  1. Eduardo M. says:

    A wonderful way to end the Month of Mark.

    Being from Miami and still living there. I can safely say i have never endured the wrath of amy capoeria gangs. But then again I have the power of Cuban loudness which must shield me from the dancing/buttkicking abilities.

  2. Jerane A says:

    Thanks a lot for not only finishing out the Month or Mark, but not hitting up Crying Freeman and Brotherhood of the Wolf in the future. I must however contest your claim at the lack of effectiveness of capoeira, as it can clearly be seen here being completely useful against babies:

  3. PIF says:

    love your podcast. I am going to give you the name of a movie. This move is most definately the greatest movie ever.

    Cornman: American Vegtable hero

  4. Andrew says:

    You aren’t really going to review Robot Monster, are you?

  5. Eduardo M. says:

    There is actually a movie called Cornman???!!

  6. Keith says:

    As I’ve said before, there are a lot of capoeria circles in the parks around where I work, and every one of them is comprised almost entirely of one ripped dancer guy and a dozen doughy hippie girls and white dudes with dreadlocks. There is a lot of cross-over between practitioners of capoeria and the practitioners of those “devil sticks” and hackey Sacks.

    My uncle was a weight lifter before he retired and became a fat guy. As such, every Christmas, I’d get a new pair of awesome colored weightlifter sweatpants, including the turquoise/black/white zebra print and…yes…the toughest, most awesome pants ever made: the American flag motif weight lifter pants.

  7. reggaenights says:

    As a Brazilian commenter, and a fan of of Fast Karate, I gotta say the Portuguese language skills displayed in this podcast were pretty good. I guess that’s the power of Mark Dacascos and capoeira… all of a sudden you KNOW Portuguese. On a side note, the title of the film in Portuguese is “Esporte Sangrento” which literally translates to “Bloody Sport” or “Blood Sport,” and I can’t help but think what he title for “Blood Sport” is in Portuguese… wait, it’s “O Grande Dragão Branco” or “The Great White Dragon.”

  8. Daryl Surat says:

    That is just absurd. Everyone knows that the real Great White Dragon is Bradley James Allan. Still, it’s an easy mistake to make. I used to refer to Brad Allan as “Mini Van Damme” when I’d spot him in the background of movies. Then I watched those two fights of his in Gorgeous after skipping past the rest of the film other than the boat scene, and ever since then JCVD is officially “Big Brad Allan.”

    In any case, Dave’s singing could have been more severe. I imagine roughly 10 minutes of raw recording was editing out that consisted solely of BEAT’S THE BEAT’S THE BEAT’S, BEAT’S THE BEAT’S THE BEAT’S, BEAT’S THE BEAT’S THE BEAT’S, BEAT’S IN MY HEAD.


  9. sparklepuss says:

    Great show….
    my suggestion for an upcoming show:
    Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video

  10. James says:

    Are you gonna get to ‘DNA’? It has an amazing helicopter crash in it.

    Also, where’s Kathrine?

  11. karry says:

    I’m amazed that these Dave & Joel guys are so popular. They are just a couple of total dumbasses, and they’re not dumbasses in a funny way. I dont believe those two cavemen ever have a single thought in their thick skulls.

  12. Firest says:

    Dave & Joel are OK, it’s just that Katherine and M.O.M. are so awesome that they look dull by comparison.

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