70 user 36 critic

Blood and Bone (2009)

2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.



3,863 ( 533)



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

Director: Michael Jai White
Stars: Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz
Undisputed (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new highschool to discover an underground fightclub and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow
Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard
Falcon Rising (2014)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Neal McDonough, Michael Jai White, Laila Ali
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.

Director: Michael Jai White
Stars: Michael Jai White, Josh Barnett, Gillian White
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

Director: James McTeigue
Stars: Rick Yune, Naomie Harris, Rain
Ninja (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An old firm leader returns to Green Street for revenge after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?

Director: James Nunn
Stars: Scott Adkins, Kacey Clarke, Joey Ansah
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol


Cast overview, first billed only:
Franklin McVeigh
Teddy D
JC (as Kimbo Slice)
Maurice Smith ...
Ernest Miller ...
Mommie Dearest (as Ernest 'The Cat' Miller)


In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It's time to knuckle up. See more »


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

20 September 2009 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Aittitos  »

Box Office


$3,700,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


According to the DVD commentary, the scene that used the song "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung was meant to use ABBA's "Dancing Queen", but "ABBA wasn't having that". See more »


When Bone knocks Hammerman out and he falls to the floor, you can clearly see that the concrete is fake as it creases when Hammerman's head hits the floor. See more »


[first lines]
Prisoner: Might not be any of my business, but uh, JC's crew is headed this way to bump you. And they all got shanks.
Isaiah Bone: I know.
See more »


References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »


Vato Loco
Written by Happy Sanchez (as H. Sanchez), Karl Perazzo (as K. Perazzo) and Marc Pinate (as M. Pinate)
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Finally...a real martial artist on screen!
15 September 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Isaiah Bone (Michael Jai White) is released from prison and immediately enters the world of underground fighting. With the help of Asian manager Pinball (the super annoying Dante Basco), Bone wins several fights easily and attracts the attention of local crime kingpin James (Eamonn Walker). James is suitably impressed and wants Bone to fight for Mr. McVeigh (Julian Sands). Of course, the avid chess player/head smasher Bone has been planning all of these moves carefully as he has his own agenda.

With a three word title, cliché story and style that sends me back to the early Steven Seagal flicks, BLOOD AND BONE is about the best early 90s action flick made in 2009. The plot is straight up Van Damme territory (it actually resembles Jean Claude's LIONHEART quite a bit) and the film more than delivers in the action department. Jai White, an incredibly talented martial artist, is given lots of time to show off his moves. Thankfully, director Ben Ramsey allows for some long takes that really highlight his flow. The final battle against "Pretty Boy" Price (BLOODFIST 2050's equally talented Matt Mullins) is probably the film's highlight. Acting wise, Jai White is very good as the stoic Bone. The film's top acting honors, however, go to Eamonn Walker as the gangster who loves his dogs and refuses to curse. He is a real revelation. Julian Sands puts in about 10 minutes as the stereotypical "evil white guy" and he has quickly morphed into mid-to-late 90s Malcolm McDowall. The supporting cast is rounded out with lots of MMA fighters including Maurice Smith, Gina Carano, "The Beast" Bob Sapp and Kimbo Slice, who will surely get a nod for Best Supporting Actor for his turn as jail house thug J.C.. It is really a shame to see Michael Jai White only getting a chance to shine in lead roles in low budget action flicks. Ryan Reynolds gets big films, but this guy can't?

41 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Loved the movie until... godfather-23
Antagonist was lacking garnet-8
If they decide to reboot Blade.... T_h_e_Punisher
GINA CARANO tlj272004
fighting style! crackster
Now it's Scott Adkin's turn onn1320
Discuss Blood and Bone (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: