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Art of Submission (2009)

 -  Action | Drama  -  September 2014 (USA)
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This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.

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Credited cast:
Maria Sanchez
Johnny Sanchez
Harbin Rask
Tony Lyndelli
Natania Sanchez
Ring Announcer
Police Officer #2
Natania's Friend (as Leslie Garza Rivera)
Ernie Reyes Sr. ...
Diego Sanchez


Respect is earned by those who are willing to die for a worthy cause. While all men crave respect, few ever find their battlefield. For Johnny Sanchez, war happens in the ring, on the RED CANVAS. What are you willing to die for? Written by Kenneth Chamitoff

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




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September 2014 (USA)  »

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The Red Canvas  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Was originally rated PG-13 by the MPAA in 2009 for "some violence and pervasive martial arts action" but the film was re-edited in 2012 and received the same certification but for "violence, pervasive martial arts action, substance abuse, some sensuality and thematic elements" instead. See more »

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The Best Martial Arts Movie
1 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have only seen the Red Canvas The Movie and I have seen pieces of Art of Submission films! From what I have seen so far, if you don't watch it, then you're missing out on a unique opportunity to watch film and get a feel for a movie that is filmed, produced, and edited by many people in the martial arts community. I also like the film because it shows a guy that has been paying for a lot of mistakes and he feels like he's in a no win situation, and his family pushes him to grow up and take the on responsibility to support his family, to become good father and a good husband to his wife. The movie shows how this guy turns his life around with hard work and sweat.

Personally, I can't wait to see the final version of Art of Submission Films.

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