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Rigged -- Michael is a small time con artist who drifts from one town to another, trying to run his next scan while escaping the fallout from the last. Michael's specialty is setting up illegal underground boxing matches where a pair of bare-knuckled fighters square off and Michael runs off with most of the gate money. While on the road, Michael meets Katherine, and when he sees her fight he's convinced his ship has come in. Katherine is a beautiful woman who also had remarkable talent in the ring and can knock out a man nearly twice her size; with Katherine, Michael is convinced he'll never have to fix a fight again, because no one would believe that she could win a fair fight until they've actually seen her in action. Michael persuades Katherine to take him on as her manager, but while victory is sweet for a while, it doesn't take long for his old enemies to catch up with him, and soon Michael and Katherine have to deal with Clark, an underground fight promoter who has a score to settle with Michael.
Rigged -- Trailer for this film about a woman who gets conned into underground fighting


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In the seedy underground of illegal prizefighting, a corrupt boxing promoter is embroiled in a dangerous fight-fixing scheme with his female prizefighter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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an awful 10 cent version of "HARD TIMES." See more (18 total) »


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Chad Ortis ... Michael Dublin
Rebecca Neuenswander ... Katherine Parker
Will Fowler ... Ryan Carrick
Matt Schroll ... 'Big Ben' McDaniel

Ari Bavel ... Hank the Barkeep
Alicia Cabrera ... Lisa Wong (as Alicia Cabrara)
Shane Lowry ... T-Bone Barber (as Shane Lowery)
Jonathan Laurans ... Prasith Phengvong

Lahcen Anajjar ... Street Race MC (as Lahsen Anajjar)
Kurt Hanover ... Clark Richter
Adrian Barthalomew ... P.K. Jimmy (as Adrian Bartholomew)
Sam Brown ... Prison Guard
Jorge M. Roman ... Carlos Mendoza (as Jorge Roman)
Elizabeth Ahrens ... Nina (Girl with Kat)

Larry Peterson ... Speedy Lenny
Kate Forristall ... Lorna Dublin

Aubree Bowen ... Truck Girl

Allison Poccia ... Lucy
John Wilson ... Cleveland
Stephen Hence ... Leroy Perone

Nathan Darrow ... Hospital Orderly
David Gilmore ... Janitor
Garrett Dutton ... Averyk (Bookie) (as G. Love)
Aaron Champion ... Young Referee

David Alan Graf ... Dockworker (as David Allen Graf)
Issac Lundberg ... Young Boy Parker
Mark Ridgway ... Kenneth Parker
DeeDee Arps ... Kimberly Parker (as Diane Arps)
Darren Maloney ... Sam Fullerton
Kaelin Agar ... Michelle
Jeremy Smith ... Young Righter Fighter

Jeffrey Fellin ... Tomsick
Jeff Woods ... Bar Basement Fighter
Richard A. Buswell ... 8-Ball (as Richard Buswell)
Garrett Seimer ... Henry the Hacksaw
Brad Jones ... Training Boxer / Richter's Cut Team
J. Richard Walker ... New Year's Eve Announcer (as Richard Walker)
Nadia Griffith ... Maria
Camille Reneau ... Theresa
Denny Carter ... Female Prisoner
Whitney Armstrong ... Female Prisoner
Connie Reiser ... Female Prisoner
Katie Kurtz ... 8-Ball Girl
Kevin Cerovich ... Blues Band
Adam Kabak ... Blues Band
Michael Herrera ... Blues Band
Rodney Regan ... Cowboy Posse
Nate Rose ... Cowboy Posse / Truck Driver (Highway)
D.H. Rottering ... Cowboy Posse
Brenda Lee Figueroa ... Ring Girl (1)
Emily Trimmell ... Ring Girl (2)
Ben Nogueras ... Richter's Cut Team
Brian Jones ... Richter's Cut Team
Todd Brown ... Richter's Cut Team
Dorian Comeau ... Street Race Mechanic
Erik Radzins ... Street Race Mechanic
Shaun Friesen ... Street Race Mechanic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert P. Campbell ... Street Race / Fight Attendee (uncredited)
Denise Carroll ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Deb Keeney ... Street Race / Fight Attendee (uncredited)

James Kellogg ... Man in Front Row of Fight (uncredited)
Chris Spicer ... Fight Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan M. Dillon  (as Jonathan Dillon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ian Shorr  writer

Produced by
Robert Cecil .... technical producer
Jonathan M. Dillon .... producer (as Jonathan Dillon)
Nick Kimutis .... co-producer
Bobby McGee .... producer
Chad Ortis .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ryan Adison Amen 
Patrick Kirst 
Cinematography by
Hanuman Brown-Eagle 
Film Editing by
Jonathan M. Dillon  (as Jonathan Dillon)
Production Design by
Sally Cummings 
Costume Design by
Zorineh Hovak 
Makeup Department
Shanta Johnson .... assistant makeup artist
Colleen May .... makeup artist
Theresa Miller .... makeup artist
Production Management
Stephen Deaver .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Deaver .... assistant director
Bobby McGee .... assistant director
Art Department
Sam Brown .... set dresser
Sally Cummings .... property master
Dan O'Donoghue .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Joe Dzuban .... sound re-recording mixer
David L. Gilmore .... sound
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Art Kenyon .... assistant pyrotechnics
Tim McGill .... pyrotechnics specialist
Richard A. Buswell .... fight choreography
Richard A. Buswell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Cantu .... Steadicam operator
Jason Cantu .... jib operator
Jerry Koukol .... grip
Steven Mah .... grip
Collin Martin .... assistant camera
Morgan Miller .... set still photographer
Tony Ontiveros .... second assistant camera
Tony Ontiveros .... swing grip
Rodney Reagan .... key grip best boy
Nate Rose .... grip
Michael Stoecker .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zorineh Hovak .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Josh Fry .... assistant editor
Ted Hammond .... assistant editor
Kyle Harbaugh .... assistant editor
Music Department
Noah Gladstone .... music contractor
Scott Marcussen .... composer: additional music
Miles Rogers .... music mixer
Other crew
Bobbi Burton .... production assistant
Ted Hammond .... production assistant
Bet Mercer .... production assistant (as Beth Mercer)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fight Night" - International (English title) (new title)
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Rated R for violence, language including sexual references and brief nudity
USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Rebecca Neuenswander sprained a ligament in her neck and was unable to film the final fight scene during principal photography; the scene wasn't shot until post-production.See more »
Katherine Parker:[Dublin still tries to hotwire the car] "Where did you learn to hotwire? The Special Olympics?"See more »


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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
an awful 10 cent version of "HARD TIMES.", 27 April 2010
Author: Max_Meanie from United States

Whoever is posting these positive reviews must be involved with the production. I couldn't take more than 34 minutes of this mediocre underground fight film. The premise seemed interesting on the box & I could suspend my disbelief of a small female fighter winning against bigger guys due to the rules they set up in the film. But boring actors, sub-par TV-style docu directing and truly awful dialog made me stop the film. I'll give any indie film a chance without a budget because you have to put thought into the script and talent behind the camera. They have to be smart but FIGHT NIGHT is regurgitated hack material.

The moment that made me turn it off was when they were escaping from Speedy who is trying to shoot them. He's standing 5 feet away from the car and he shoots the hood. NOT THE WINDSHIELD, THE HOOD. Something small yes but indicative of the film as a whole - no thinking at all. Christ! And that was the directing. The scriptwriting is worse! I agree that the only good think about it is the actress but the film didn't interest me to stick around longer than 34 minutes.

I implore anyone interested in this type of film to see the incredible "HARD TIMES" with Charles Bronson as the underground fighter and James Coburn as the sleazy promoter. Set in depression era New Orleans, it's a lot of fun. The scene with Speedy is almost stolen directly from that film except Bronson takes the gun away from them.

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