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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
Natania Sanchez
Tony Lyndelli
Police Officer #2
Ring Announcer
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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$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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Great Action
9 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had great action scenes on par with any best selling film. The music and storyline were hard hitting and it was hard not to root for the underdog. Real life is hard and messy and that is portrayed here.

If you have really seen this movie you know that it has some excellent martial arts fighting. It's about time you see some real good triumph over evil.

Some of us know what it is to hit bottom before we can even consider looking up for help. Everyone needs some hope at the end of the day though.

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