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The Tournament (2009)

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Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Bogart
Steve Tomko
Gene Walker
Nick Rowntree ...
Eddy Cusack
Lina Sofia
Asa Sadi
Tech Eddie
Tech Rob
Yuri Petrov
Camilla Power ...
Powers Assistant


Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Death by elimination See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 July 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkosok viadala  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ian Somerhalder and Kelly Hu both play assassins in this movie. They both play vampires in The Vampire Diaries (2009). See more »


At the beginning of the tournament, Bogart's odds are listed at 9-1 and, after he cuts out his tracking device, Powers tells his assistant to shorten his odds even further. However, during the "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" montage, they are shown as 20-1, before being down to a more logical 4-1 during the climactic chase on the freeway. See more »


Gene Walker: What's the matter, Mr. Harlow? Are you out of bullets? Why, here, have some of mine!
[opens fire]
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Heroes and Hos
Composed by Bart van de Lisdonk
Performed by Bart van de Lisdonk
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User Reviews

What a surprise! 7/10
18 December 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Wow. I was expecting a mediocre executed movie but it turned out to be awesome from the first minute in. I don't know why the movie gets so much negative feedback here.

When you watch the movie it's very clear that the makers were inspired by "Battle Royale" and "Terminator 2". A solid cast: Ving Rhames (always bad-ass), Robert Carlyle, Ian Somerhalder (who does surprisingly well!) and a action-packed small role for Scott Adkins. Guns, gore, boobs and loads of stunts & action!

Highly recommended for action-fans!


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