4.5/10
423
15 user 3 critic

Money Fight (2012)

Art of Submission (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | September 2015 (USA)
This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.
Reviews
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Process (1998)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When martial arts champion Pinoy travels to America, his fighting skills are put to the test when he finds himself in the middle of a violent gang war. Forced into sudden street combat ... See full summary »

Director: Ernie Reyes Jr.
Stars: Ernie Reyes Jr., Corin Nemec, Ernie Reyes Sr.
Fists of Iron (1995)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A skillful fighter who works as a mechanic goes with his friend to a rich guy's villa where illegal fighting is being organizes. It should be easy money, but the friend gets killed and now the mechanic wants revenge on the people involved.

Director: Richard W. Munchkin
Stars: Michael Worth, Jenilee Harrison, Sam J. Jones
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A young drug dealer sells his soul to the devil in order to become the #1 seller on the block.

Director: Ryan Combs
Stars: Simon Rex, Ving Rhames, Esai Morales
Percentage (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city's top criminals.

Director: Alex Merkin
Stars: Cam'ron, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Framed for assassinating the Grandmaster, the Lost Ninja Clan must battle their way up an underground nuclear bunker filled with hordes of supernatural enemies, mutants and flesh eating ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Lee Barnett
Stars: Christian Oliver, Les Brandt, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Cole Hickel, a Marine, pursues his daughter's killer when he is allowed to go back to Paraguay because of "diplomatic immunity."

Director: Peter Maris
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Billy Drago, Tom Bresnahan
Death Match (1994)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

Director: Joe Coppoletta
Stars: Ian Jacklin, Martin Kove, Matthias Hues
Mafia (2012)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

It's the 70s and criminal boss Renzo and his crew wreak havoc across the streets, leaving bodies wherever they go. Detective Womack with partner Dupree will stop at nothing to bring these ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Combs
Stars: Ving Rhames, Pam Grier, Sean Derry
Fist Fighter (1989)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An ex-boxer comes back to a town called Rosario in South America taking revenge for the death of a friend.

Director: Frank Zuniga
Stars: Jorge Rivero, Edward Albert, Brenda Bakke
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The scandals and decadent lives of the 1920's greatest movie stars.

Director: Alex Monty Canawati
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Maria Conchita Alonso, Tippi Hedren
Black Rose (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A Russian Police Major is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

Director: Alexander Nevsky
Stars: Alexander Nevsky, Kristanna Loken, Adrian Paul
Director: Bakhodir Yuldashev
Stars: Dmitriy Karpov, Armand Assante, Andrew Jacobs
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Maria Sanchez
...
Krang
...
Gene
...
Harbin Rask
...
Johnny Sanchez
...
Matt
...
Natania Sanchez
...
Tony Lyndelli
...
Newscaster
...
Julia
...
Ring Announcer
...
Lung
...
Garage Thug Leader
...
Natania's Friend (as Leslie Garza Rivera)
Kathy Long ...
Kathy Long
Edit

Storyline

Inspired by actual events, Money Fight describes the plight of a young fighter who learns the hard way that the driving force behind a worthwhile victory is a valiant purpose. Written by Kenneth Chamitoff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Heroes Fight with Weapons Forged in the Heart

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, pervasive martial arts action, substance abuse, some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Money Fight  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Money Fight was shot and completed using the RED One 4K Digital Cinema Camera, which captures motion pictures as digital images, as opposed to using film. Digital cinema cameras have introduced new creative possibilities for how motion is captured and edited. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very ordinary
30 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am rarely tempted to review a movie, but in this case I am willing to stick my neck out.

Although this movie had me watching until the end, it was with a good deal of frustration. I am a one-time martial artist and a keen fight spectator, and in my opinion, the fight scenes in this movie were not (for the most part) up to snuff. I'm not saying that the fighters were amateurs, it was the choreography that annoyed me. Many of the moves and techniques seemed to be used simply for the looks, and not for authenticity. Without going into specifics (I don't want to give away spoilers) the were a lot of very poor choices of hold/grapple/blow that you simply would not see in real competition. The very experienced Ernie Reyes Sr. dropped the ball on this one.

Another bug-bear was the music being that it was way too loud in some places, actually drowning out the dialogue, and inappropriate in other places.

Having said all that, I thought the acting was good for the most part, and in particular one scene featuring John Savage and Ki Reyes (Oscar), which had my partner tearing up.

In summary, I would not recommend this for anyone who just wants to see an MMA movie, and also not for the hard of hearing:) I'd rather rent 'Redbelt' or 'Never back down'.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
mixed martial garbage... daveyoung101
release date? timchewning32
Chris Cassamassa bigizzyfan
Mikey B Silverdaemonskye
Soundtrack? acebaz
RC bndit1969
Discuss Money Fight (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?