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Real Steel (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  7 October 2011 (USA)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

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Storyline

In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Champions aren't born. They're made. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Real Steel: The IMAX Experience  »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,319,677 (USA) (7 October 2011)

Gross:

$85,463,309 (USA) (10 February 2012)
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Trivia

In an apparent nod to WWE Legend Hulk Hogan, during his entry into the ring for the match against Atom the world champion robot "Zeus" mimics the 'signature' Hulk Hogan pose with his hands. (In the DVD commentary Shawn Levy mentions that Zeus' signature move is, unintentionally, exactly the same as the move by The Thinker in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) which Levy also directed.) See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Bailey are on the roof, his hand position (wrapped up in her hair) changes with the camera angle. From behind Bailey, his fingers are straight (1:35:42 & 1:35:52). From behind Charlie, his fingers are curled (1:35:47 & 1:35:54). See more »

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Max Kenton: Charlie, help him! Fight back!
Charlie Kenton: Not yet.
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The Midas Touch
Written and Performed by Tom Morello
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Outstanding
8 October 2011 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Any movie that gets the audience involved in a positive way and leaving cheering is an excellent movie. It is like Rocky on adrenaline and with a whole lot better acting. Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly and Dakota Goyo all have great performances. Dakota who plays the son really makes the movie, but all the actors performances are great. The guy who thought it boring... well, you lack passion and your soul must be dead. Real Steel is the absolutely hands down best movie I have seen in a long time. You will cheer, cry, laugh and be thoroughly entertained. I had to sit and watched the credits at the end just to catch my breath. Great movie.


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