An excellent cast--including Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, and Chris Penn--can be found slumming in this thoroughly predictable, blandly directed action film. BEST OF THE BEST follows the members of a US karate team as they prepare for a match against the formidable Koreans. Alex
(Roberts) is the quiet, sensitive one, who had given up fighting because of a bad shoulder. Joining the US team is a dream come true for him. His teammates are Tommy Lee (Phillip Rhee), an Asian karate instructor whose brother was killed by the same opponent he will face in the contest; Travis
(Penn), a pugnacious southerner; Virgil (John Dye), a meditating Buddhist; and Sonny (David Agr...