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  (in credits order)

Michael Jai White ... Isaiah Bone

Julian Sands ... Franklin McVeigh

Eamonn Walker ... James

Dante Basco ... Pinball

Nona Gaye ... Tamara

Michelle Belegrin ... Angela

Bob Sapp ... Hammerman

Dick Anthony Williams ... Roberto

Francis Capra ... Tattoo

Ron Yuan ... Teddy D

Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... JC (as Kimbo Slice)

Gina Carano ... Veretta
Maurice Smith ... Fasthands
Ernest Miller ... Mommie Dearest (as Ernest 'The Cat' Miller)

Kevin Phillips ... Danny

William Washington ... Weepy
Andre L. Walker ... Curtis

Erik Betts ... Ratchet
Justice Smith ... Razor

Jontille Gerard ... Monique

Louie Torrellas ... Kevin
Quinton Medina ... Clay (as Quentin Medina)

Shannon Kane ... Chanel (as Shannon Kaye)

Brody Nicholas Lee ... Jared (as Brody Lee)

Cody Benjamin Lee ... Jared (as Cody Lee)
John Flores ... Motorcycle Driver #1
Jermaine Holt ... Motorcycle Driver #2 (as Jermain Holt)

Stuart F. Wilson ... Cowboy (as Stuart Wilson)
Melvin Anthony ... Jeffrey

Larnell Stovall ... Trey

Zedric Harris ... Woody
Marcus 'Big Ship' Bell ... Bead

Mary Christina Brown ... Anastasia
Saladin ... Deke

Imani Lee ... Big Lamont
Eric Von Doymi ... Darryl

Michelle Lee ... Shelly
Kumiko Nagano ... Marcie

Tanoai Reed ... Gold Tooth

Sam Hargrave ... Manuel
David Chan Cordeiro ... Carlos (as David Cordeiro)

Esteban Cueto ... David

Sala Baker ... Jesus

Holland Diaz ... Lorenzo

Tony Donno ... Thug

Tsuyoshi Abe ... Thug

Michael Endoso ... Thug

Thayr Harris ... Thug

Tim Storms ... Thug
Kevin Lee Lewis ... Thug (as Kevin Lewis)

Lin Oeding ... Thug
Roel Failma ... Thug
Joel Jimenez ... Thug

Khristian Lupo ... B-Zerk

Matt Mullins ... Price
Natasha Ward ... Rehab Supervisor
Luke LaFontaine ... Fencer #1
Jason Heck ... Fencer #2

Shawn Stockman ... Cop

Troy Brenna ... Viktor (as Troy Benna)

C.C. Taylor ... Thug #1
Wayne King ... Thug #2 (as Wayne King Jr.)
Gene LeBell ... Attendant
Peter Storm ... Referee

Robert Wall ... O'Hara (as Bob Wall)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Aldridge ... Thug
Sasi Grandoit ... Girl on Balcony (as Sachandra Grandoit)

Phillipos Haile ... Capoeira Fighter
Robbie Alexander ... Thug #1 (uncredited)

Daniel Arrias ... Carlos (uncredited)
Jae Baxley ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Veronica Bennett ... Ashley Von Kraus (uncredited)

Arnold Chon ... Price sparring partner (uncredited)
Chimeka Crawford ... Fight clubber (uncredited)

Xingu Del Rosario ... Capoeira Fighter (uncredited)
Alvin Ellie ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Wittly Jourdan ... Hot babe (uncredited)

Rosemarie Li ... Grace Mayfield (uncredited)

Joe Ordaz ... Jesus (uncredited)

R.C. Ormond ... Thug #2 (uncredited)

Adele René ... Girl On Balcony (uncredited)
Joseph Stephens Jr. ... Cop (uncredited)
Carlos Zapata ... Kickboxer #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Ramsey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Andrews  screenplay

Produced by
Michael Andrews .... co-producer
Matthew Binns .... producer
John Duffy .... co-producer
John Duffy .... line producer
Christopher Eberts .... executive producer
Nicole Haeussermann .... associate executive producer
Allison Keir .... assistant producer
Sheila Kerrigan .... associate executive producer
Michael Mailer .... producer
Arnold Rifkin .... executive producer
Nick Simunek .... producer
Todd Traina .... executive producer
Michael Jai White .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner 
Film Editing by
Dean Goodhill 
Casting by
Tracy 'Twinkie' Bird  (as Twinkie Byrd)
Production Design by
Paul Luther Jackson 
Set Decoration by
John M. Kelly 
Costume Design by
Hazel Alonzo 
Makeup Department
Blood an Bone .... hair stylist (additional)
Barney Burman .... special makeup effects designer: Proteus Make-up FX
Susan Laprelle .... special makeup effects artist: Proteus Make-up FX
Helen Marray-Finlay .... makeup artist
Geneva Nash Morgan .... makeup department head
Lufeng Qu .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marc Ambrose .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Ambrose .... second unit director
Tim Brown .... first assistant director
Thomai Hatsios .... additional second assistant director
Sam Nainoa .... second second assistant director
J.J. Perry .... second unit director
Cristi Rickey .... second assistant director
Layla Mashavu Sewell .... second unit director
Art Department
S. Christian Anderson .... props
John Corba .... lead man
Matt Muschamp .... set dresser
Jared Scardina .... property master
Jared Smith .... assistant props
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Michael Mullane .... sound editor
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Maciek Sokalski .... digital compositor
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunt performer
Robbie Alexander .... stunt double: Michael Jai White
Robbie Alexander .... utility stunts
Clayton J. Barber .... stunts
Zoë Bell .... stunts (as Zoe Bell)
Dartenea Bryant .... stunt double: Jontille Gerard
Fernando Chien .... co-fight coordinator
Arnold Chon .... stunts
David Chan Cordeiro .... stunt performer
Xingu Del Rosario .... stunt double (as Neal 'Xingu' Rodil)
Holland Diaz .... stunts
Tony Donno .... stunt fighter
Tony Flores .... stunts
Phillipos Haile .... stunts
Sam Hargrave .... co-fight coordinator
Sam Hargrave .... stunts
Thayr Harris .... utility stunts
Zedric Harris .... utility stunts
Jermaine Holt .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... sword trainer
Kevin Lee Lewis .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunt performer
Khristian Lupo .... stunt performer
J.J. Perry .... stunt coordinator
Marcus Salgado .... stunt double
Tim Storms .... stunts
Larnell Stovall .... stunts
Don Thai Theerathada .... stunt performer (as Don Thai)
Steve Upton .... co-stunt coordinator
Roger Yuan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Adams .... electrician
Michael S. Beckman .... electrician
Jean-Philippe Belliard .... electrician
Matthew Berger .... electrician
Kenneth M. Chernow .... electrician: rigging crew
Brian Crane .... gaffer
Joe di Gennaro .... digital imaging technician
Vince Donoho .... electrician: rigging crew
Beth Dubber .... still photographer
David Feld .... grip
Jose Elias Felix .... rigging electrician
Steve Gilbert .... grip
Peter Gray .... 24p high definition systems engineer
David Hagadorn .... best boy lights
Tom Holzer .... second camera assistant: "b" camera
Kenneth Marc .... electrician: rigging crew
Phillip Matarrese .... electrician: rigging crew
Maynard Mendoza .... electrician
Tom Morash .... electrician
Rob Muthamia .... camera operator
Rob Muthamia .... first assistant camera
Ian Myron .... rigging electrician
Yuji Nakaza .... electrician
Richard Nasworthy .... key grip
Dale Robinette .... additional still photographer
James Selph .... dolly grip
Kirk F. Smith II .... second assistant camera
David Speck .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Vasovski .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jonathon Wagner .... second assistant camera
Jared Wellman .... rigging gaffer
Casting Department
Natasha Ward .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe Diaz .... key set costumer
Michelle Liu .... set costumer
Erin Tanaka .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Heidi Tebo .... project manager: The Post Group
Cindy Thoennessen .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alexandra Hill .... music clearance manager
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... driver
Theodore Giapapas .... picture car coordinator
Guy J. Graves .... transportation captain
Kanan Gubins .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Alissa Allen .... assistant to Mr. Binns
Lee D. Andrews .... key production assistant
Alexander Aquino .... production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Mickelson Civil .... production assistant
Hanz Dalken .... production assistant
Alessandra de Paiva Raposo .... assistant: mr. simunek
Courtney Frank .... production coordinator
Aquil Fudge .... production accountant
Torrence Hall .... weapons handler
Jonathan Harmon .... production assistant
Allison Keir .... assistant to Mr. Mailer
Lorena Leon .... production assistant
Jasmin Paris .... assistant location manager
J.J. Perry .... martial arts director
Glen Reynolds .... production consultant
Alex Saavedra .... production associate
Scott Schaffer .... product placement supervisor
Erin Shelley .... animal coordinator
Suzanne C. Swindle .... script supervisor
Ken Waters .... stand-in (as Ken VerCammen)
Jessica Yingling .... assistant: Arnold Rifkin
Uncle Don .... special thanks
Sticky Fingaz .... special thanks
Terry Kramer .... special thanks
Rosemarie Li .... special thanks
Harry Munk .... special thanks
Manuela Noble .... special thanks (as Manuela von Ronay)
Sebastian Serrell-Watts .... special thanks
Sprawl .... special thanks
Dominic Sullivan .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use
93 min
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Ron Yuan dubbed the voice of the character played by Matt Mullins.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Bone knocks Hammerman out and he falls to to the floor you can clearly see that concrete is fake as it creases when Hammerman's head hits the floorSee 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.
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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
High Impact Martial Arts, 10 September 2009
Author: drunkenhopfrog from

I have a great gift in the ability to enjoy exploitation cinema and genre films. When a movie like "Blood and Bones" comes along, I am able to watch and hopefully enjoy it for what it is.

"Bone and Blood" stars Michael Jai White. White, one may remember, played the titular character in self proclaimed bad boy Todd McFarland's kid friendly send-up of the demonic "Spawn." White branched out to TV and voice acting after the nearly career killing clownish "Spawn" movie failed to generate much positive buzz. White, however, is an accomplished martial artist primarily in the Kyokushin style – a brutal full contact form of karate (though he also dabbles in Wushu which is much more screen friendly) – and film loves high impact martial artists. So White has been given another chance as a leading man with this movie, the upcoming fantastically buzzed about blaxploitation tribute "Black Dynamite," and a rumored involvement in Robert Rodriguez's developing mess, "Predators."

White plays Bone, an ex-con with a heart of gold. After his release, Bone finds himself immediately drawn to the illegal street fighting scene where he hooks up with mouthy small time promoter Pinball (Dante Brasco). Bone's motivation is indistinct at first and that gives the first part of the movie a rushed feel. However there is a Reveal about half way through that explains Bone's motivations and helps tighten up the not-too-surprising storyline. Otherwise Bone is a bit of a mystery in that his crime, his time, and his history is left completely unexplained for the duration of the film.

Once Pinball realizes Bone's talent, he quickly concocts a scheme that will get Bone a shot at the local street fighting champ Hammerman (played with corny endearment by former MMA champ Bob Sapp) arranged through Hammerman's bigger-time promoter James (Eammon Walker – "Oz" jailhouse Muslim leader Kareem Said).

This comes at around the halfway point where the film shifts gears from a tournament style martial arts flick to more of a revenge flick. Bone's personal motivation is brought to the forefront and momentum leads to one final fight with, inexplicably, David Aldridge, of whom I know nothing about. I say inexplicably because the film is draped in cameos and roles by past and current MMA stars from various leagues. Aldridge has, literally, less than five minutes screen time and that role, it seems, could have been handled by one of the MMA guests.

The martial arts throughout the film look powerful and brutal but the choreography is not inspired. White is a gifted martial artist and it would be interesting to see him in the hands of a stellar fight choreography team. The fights were entertaining enough, though, due to what many a child of the 90s martial action films would called the Seagal Factor. The Seagal Factor is, simply, when the protagonist is such an incredible bad ass that he is never – not once – threatened in the film which leads to a kind of maniacal hand-rubbing glee. None of White's fights are competitive in "Bone and Blood," but they're still quite interesting due to the Seagal Factor.

From a tech standpoint the film has numerous flaws. There are many cues that are missed and mis-fired gestures that are stopped and started by the actors awaiting their cue in dialog scenes. The music is horrible. The score somehow alternates between syrupy sweet Bill Bixby Incredible Hulk piano music and NIN-like industrial riffs. The effect is jarring.

But this is not a movie to watch for its technical merits. It's a movie to watch for martial arts bad assery and in that way it works. It does not score high in finesse or creativity, but there is a certain primal element that White taps into that makes the movie a worthwhile popcorn flick.

It seems that "Black Dynamite" is a can't miss and working with Hollywood darling Rodriguez can't be bad for White's career, so White may finally be on his way to stardom. If not, Bone ended in a way that could easily lead to sequels of "The Equalizer" type story lines. Or maybe White will take off while Bone makes his way to the small screen. When's the last time we had a prime time martial arts series? I think Bone could work there.

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