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Director:
Writer:
Jesse V. Johnson (written by)
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Release Date:
23 May 2008 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Some men must fight for redemption.
Plot:
Jack Severino has no memory, all he knows is the brutal sport of Pit Fighting. When his past catches him up, he realizes he is not who he thought he was. For some men must fight for redemption. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dominiquie Vandenberg ... Jack Severino

Steven Bauer ... Manolo

Fernando Carrillo ... Veneno

Stephen Graham ... Harry

Stana Katic ... Marianne

Scott Adkins ... Nathan

Timothy V. Murphy ... Father Michael (as Tim Murphy)

Ric Sarabia ... Doctor Vincent (as Rick Sarabia)
Carlos Buti ... Carlos (as Giancarlo Valentino)

Catherine Munden ... Virgin Mary (as Cathrine Munden)

Alice Amter ... Palm Reader
Armando Acevedo ... Border Guard

Fivel Stewart ... Lucinda

Celina Zambón ... Dancer (as Celina Zambon)
Aspen Stevens ... Dancer
Eddie Morales ... Don Rafael
Charles Arthur Berg ... Photographer
Andre McCoy ... The Brazilian (as Chyna McCoy)
Erich A. Muller ... El Julio Zambista (as Erich Mueller)
Maurice Negro ... Wrestler

Marco Khan ... Russian (as Marco Khanlian)
Gary Gray ... Supremacist Fighter

Edwin Villa ... Capoeira
Paul Cullen ... Scarface
John Henry Barnham ... Referee
Ciona Johnson ... Female Fighter
Kim Collea ... Female Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chono ... Kim's Bodyguard
Marco Escalante ... Ese Cholo #2

Oscar Garza ... Heavy
Steve Arriaga ... Guerilla (uncredited)

Al Burke ... Mob Boss (uncredited)
Matt Johnson ... Rebel Fighter (uncredited)

Christopher Rivera ... Guerilla (uncredited)

Fernanda Romero ... Conchita (uncredited)

Booboo Stewart ... Vendor (uncredited)

Maegan Stewart ... Vendor (uncredited)

Ali Zamani ... Guerilla (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesse V. Johnson  (as Jesse Johnson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesse V. Johnson  written by

Produced by
Allison Andrade .... associate producer
Charles Arthur Berg .... line producer
Paul Colichman .... executive producer
James Henney .... producer
Stephen P. Jarchow .... executive producer
Ari Palitz .... producer
Jeffrey Schenck .... co-producer
Gary Michael Walters .... co-executive producer
Gareth West .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcello De Francisci 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Hayes 
 
Film Editing by
Cari Coughlin 
 
Casting by
Valorie Massalas 
 
Production Design by
Michael Voelker 
 
Art Direction by
Tema L. Staig  (as Tema Levine)
 
Costume Design by
Shawnelle Cherry 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Collea .... makeup department head
Kelly Phillipson .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brad Birkeland .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Murken .... first assistant director
Stephen Quadros .... second unit director
Garrett Warren .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Craig Clark .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Fitz-Simon .... foley artist
Marty Kasparian .... sound mixer
Colin Rogers .... adr foley mixer
Craig Schafer .... sound designer
Allan Schultz .... sound editor
David Stark .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Donavan McDougle .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Joe Chacon .... stunts
Miguel Costilliano .... stunts
Michael M. Foster .... stunt performer
Marco Khan .... stunts (as Marco Khanlian)
Theo Kypri .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... stunts
Aryan Morgan .... stunt performer
Erich A. Muller .... stunts
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom .... stunts
Booboo Stewart .... stunts
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cornel Balan .... assistant camera
Edward A. Gutentag .... director of photography: second unit
Vesa Holle .... gaffer
Jesse V. Johnson .... additional camera operator (as Jesse Johnson)
Gerald Lee .... electrician
Chelsea Low .... Steadicam operator
James McCusker .... electrician
Michael A. Nash .... camera operator: "c" camera, Los Angeles
Michael A. Nash .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Keith Robinson .... camera operator
Keith Robinson .... director of photography: second unit
Pat Swovelin .... key first assistant camera
Fante Zamora .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
 
Casting Department
LaVonne Rae Andrews .... additional casting
Carmen Betancourt .... additional casting
Paul Ruddy .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristen Evenson .... set costumer
Tisha D. Nagel .... key costumer (as Tisha Jahnke)
 
Editorial Department
David Deelo .... on-line editor
Marco Escalante .... additional editor
Rick Short .... executive in charge of post-production
Michael Spencer .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Marcello De Francisci .... music scoring mixer
Jason Loughridge .... musician: additional guitars
Bahar Shah .... vocals
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Barry L. Caldwell .... script supervisor
Damon Fecht .... consultant: Reel Revival LLC
Jon Haaz .... armorer
Torrence Hall .... armorer
Scott Jolgen .... on-set medic
Scott Jolgen .... production assistant
Beth J. Linden .... assistant to director
Beth J. Linden .... production coordinator: second unit
Luciano Olz .... production assistant
Stephen Quadros .... fight choreographer
Rick Thompson .... title designer: main titles
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Meredith Lynsey Schade .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rafael Torres .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fighting Ultimatum" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal violence, some language and sexuality
Runtime:
USA:83 min
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Quotes:
Manolo:Well, you ever wanna know what God thinks about money, you look at those to whom he gives it too.See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Redemption through violence..., 27 September 2005
Author: adrenokrome from England

There is so much to this movie it's difficult to know where to begin. Being a martial arts freak, I had been following this film through its production stages and I was not disappointed with the end result.

The story is a tale of one mans redemption through violence. It is here where the fun begins – the fight scenes are kept to a more real approach opposed to going for the wire work ballet found in a huge back catalogue of hong kong flicks and many recent Hollywood outings. Favouring a more UFC/ K-1 approach, the fights have a gritty edge and the hero played by an enigmatic 'Dominique Vandenberg' who demonstrates a legit martial arts prowess! Vandenberg plays it very cool as Jack Severino/ El Yanqui and Steven Bauer puts in a very respectable performance as his manager and friend. The shoot-outs are wonderfully brutal, special mention to the end blaze of glory which is an almost tongue in cheek effigy to the high grossing action films of the 80s and a few classic samurai flicks.

The tone of the movie is set by a distinct quote.

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." And this is exactly what Director 'Jesse Johnson' does with a great passion for action. On a reported budget of $500,000.00 (aka nowt!) he has deftly crafted a intriguing tale of brotherhood, vendetta and redemption through violence.

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