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The Tournament (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  25 July 2010 (UK)
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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 ...
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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 prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. Written by Anonymous

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Every Seven Years The World's Greatest Assassins Gather ... Only One Will Survive 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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick Rowntree, one of the 3 writers of this film, has a cameo as 'Eddy Cusak,' the assassin in the Parking Garage. See more »


When Lai Lai opens the suitcase and holds up the 9PM there is a close up of her hand. Then the next shot is of her turning off the shower, with a noticeably very different hand. See more »


[last lines]
Father MacAvoy: Let us pray.
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Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Performed by Ruth Jacott
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User Reviews

Believe me, Middlesborough never looked better....
16 October 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

There are only three other reviews here so far: two give this 10 (Err... two different named reviewers, identical reviews, duplicate memo to PR team please....idiots) and the other 1 so let's assume some will love this and others will hate it. I'll try to review it....

Plot: pretty easy sell, every seven years the top assassins hold the tournament; they kill each other until the last survivor wins it all; all organized, tracked, and betted on by billionaires, of course.

The whole thing is kind of like no limit hold'em.... but they can't all dodge bullets, baby. Think Tekken and you're not in the right area, it is better than Uwe Boll and that ilk.

Not quite lineage as Guy Ritchie (Obviously) but only needing Jason Stratham this is exactly what is says on the box: an out and out kill or be killed cartoonish film.

Filming is good, nothing too dark or menacing but just nice.

It's not Battle Royale but if action is your thing and you liked Death Race 2000, Shoot Em'Up or Wanted then you'll be happy enough.

Any gripes about morality are irrelevant here, this is in a moral vacuum, and so are plot holes, logic, or how heads explode like watermelons, this is either your type of film or you should really it avoid totally.

Yep, it's violent - limbs fly, people die in well, imaginative ways - but it is not horror.

It's all well put together, nicely cast, and creates enough interest; better than just hunt or be hunted there is a real plot and even character development...

Oh and great to choose Middlesborough, seriously one of the ugliest, most desolate pile of concrete crap evaar...ha ha....shooting it up the kyber pass can only improve it....

This is a movie to watch with mates and wince and cheer to....

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