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Arena (2011)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  11 October 2011 (USA)
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David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent McCarty
Brutus Jackson
Jason Zone Fisher ...
Kent Jude Bernard ...


David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The rules are simple, Play or be Played See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence throughout, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deathgames  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Samuel L. Jackson was cast, the title of the film was changed from 'Fury' to 'Deathgames' to avoid confusion with Jackson's role as Nick Fury in the series of Marvel superhero films. See more »


Brutus Jackson could not have been broken out of the prison transport outside Robben Island prison. The prison is on a small island and transports prior to the decommissioning of the prison were done by boat. See more »


David Lord: Life sucks. Scars happen.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by Catherine Maria Colpitts (as Katie Colpitts)
Performed by Dolorata
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Rides the wave from Death Race and others
15 September 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Samuel Jackson has found his way into some pretty weird films at times, this is also a weird one and rides the wave from Death Race and other similar film, that has the world watch (over the internet, from a secret location of course) violent events for money and thereby either be criminals that does it for their own sick minds sake or be government funded and do it for the greater good of man.

Here Samuel is a bit twisted, he arrange these fight for profit, kidnap them, brain wash them and make them fight, either for their own survival or for the sake of family and friends. It takes a few twist and turns on the way, and there are some gory fighting scenes, but the acting never gets really good and the film is a bit wage all-in-all.

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