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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 Phoenix ... 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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Jack:I'll beat him with dignity.See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Showing Promise, 28 July 2005
Author: penanceangel from United States

The movie's first scene will give you more of an idea of what I'm talking about. The film opens up to images of a South American underground fight club. The crowd is warmed up to the violence by chained dogs snarling and lashing out, held just out of range by their collars. A feeling of routine is pervasive in something we might find abhorrent. Money exchanges hands. The kind of music you'd expect from a Rodriguez film begins, but the tone instead is slightly mournful. All the while, fleeting scenes of the fighters parading towards the ring, heads covered and bowed, become the primary focus. It's fight night, and the crowd wants blood. The battle is part Ultimate Fighting Championship, part Bloodsport riff, but it's well put together, and well shot. Brutal, violent, and quick. A pile of money goes to victor's trainer, and they walk out as they came in. All in a night's work for a pit fighter.

The director didn't have to do that, he could have made a decent fight flick and left it at that. But the quality filming and the unusual little editions is what will keep me watching the people behind this film. I'll be looking up their earlier work as well. I'm afraid the film isn't great, though, just better than average, a garnet in the rough, so to speak. Look it up when you're in the mood for a little hard hitting action but aren't into the Hong Kong style.

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Not too bad seangh
They don't make these kind of movies anymore henrik_boom
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not impressed at all jiujitsu77
Confused About The Ending coreyterminator
Hmmm, it's OK to waste away time ginja_ninja_db
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