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Writers:
Hector Echavarria (writer)
Eamon Glennon (writer)
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Tagline:
Fight or die!
Plot:
Five of the best mixed martial arts champions from around the world are forced to play a deadly game, a game to the death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Hector Echavarria ... Reinero

Tanya Clarke ... Kira

Nick Mancuso ... Ivan

Keith Jardine ... Andre

Sarain Boylan ... Sophia

Kevin Jubinville ... Russell
Ron Gabriel ... Gus Goldstone

Lara Daans ... Anka
Cairo Noble ... Jackey
Rashad Evans ... El Croco

Louis Paquette ... Kang Lai

Georges St-Pierre ... Shaman

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ... Wolf
Mauro Ranallo ... Himself
John Ramsdeen ... Himself

James Preston Rogers ... Mercenary #1

Tig Fong ... Mercenary #2

Desmond Campbell ... Mercenary #3
Robert Thomas ... Mercenary #5
Neven Pajkic ... Mercenary #6
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sima Fisher ... Redhead Seductress
Dawne Furey ... Blonde seductress
Emily MacLeod ... Seductress #3

Directed by
Bill Corcoran 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hector Echavarria  writer
Eamon Glennon  writer

Produced by
Daniel Bekerman .... line producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Tim Brown .... executive producer
Sean Buckley .... producer
Joel Burch .... associate producer
Alan B. Bursteen .... executive producer
Fuad C'Amanero .... associate producer
Gustavo Cardozo .... assistant producer
Hector Echavarria .... executive producer
Hector Echavarria .... producer
Jim Fotheringham .... producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
 
Film Editing by
Aden Bahadori (additional editor)
Nick Rotundo 
 
Casting by
Gustavo Cardozo 
Guadalupe Rosas 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Berry 
 
Costume Design by
Carmen Thompson 
 
Makeup Department
Ting Fang Liu .... hair stylist
Ting Fang Liu .... makeup artist
Laura MacCon .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Daniel Bekerman .... production manager
Carey A. Campbell .... unit production manager
John Mazza .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hector Echavarria .... second unit director
Joshua Gray .... first assistant director
Travis Huff .... first assistant director
Brandon Tataryn .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Zack Lovatt .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Alex Bullick .... sound effects editor
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Danielle McBride .... dialogue editor
David Ottier .... sound mixer
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Steve Strongman .... post audio coordinator
Alex van der Meulen .... boom operator
Paul Williamson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Bruna Nogueira .... special effects makeup
Cameron Patterson .... special effects key
 
Visual Effects by
Aden Bahadori .... visual effects producer: Pixalite
David Scandlyn .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer
Jeffery Aro .... stunt performer (as Jeffery Ong)
Rene Bishop .... stunt double
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Hector Echavarria Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Stephannie Hawkins .... stunt double
Dusty Hyland .... stunts
Allen Keng .... stunt performer
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: Nick Mancuso
Simon Northwood .... stunt performer
Moses Nyarko .... stunt double
Louis Paquette .... stunt double: Hector Echavarria
Robert Racki .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunt double
Jeanette Roxborough .... stunts
Craig Snoyer .... stunt performer
Emerson Wong .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael R.S. Armstrong .... gaffer
Maya Bankovic .... electrician
Paul Begin .... first assistant camera
Cavan Campbell .... daily electric
Jeff Carolan .... gaffer: US unit
Michael Dawson .... focus puller
Zakk Eginton .... camera operator
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Kevin Hall .... camera trainee
Derek Hutcheon .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Thomas Martin .... camera operator
Thomas Martin .... director of photography: second unit
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Tom Rochester .... grip
Stepan Sivko .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Martin DeLuca .... executive in charge of casting
Patrick Johnson .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olivia Sementsova .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Chris Marsland .... dailies transfer
Henry Torbin .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Ricardo Violante .... driver
 
Other crew
Gustavo Cardozo .... hector echavarria Assistant
Michael Coulombe .... script supervisor
Dawne Furey .... body double: Tanya Clarke
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator
Chris Pavoni .... assistant location manager
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for brutal violence, sexuality/nudity and language
Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | USA:R (certificate #45608)
Filming Locations:

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"I will rip your heart apart"-Reinero, 8 August 2011
Author: Comeuppance Reviews from United States Minor Outlying Islands

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Reinero, aka Ray (Echavarria) is a professional Punchfighter on the big-time Punchfighting circuit. His biggest rival is Wolf Jackson (Jackson). Fight promoters have been touting their upcoming battle, but Ray's wife Kira (Clarke) begs him not to do it. Ray, blithely unaware of any past clichés, says the classic line "just one more fight". Before the match can take place, gangster and self-described "businessman" Ivan Mikhailov (Mancuso) kidnaps Ray and injects Kira with a poison that will kill her in five days. Ivan forces Ray to Punchfight for his life against other meatheads while people bet on this activity over the internet on the website gladiatorchallenge.com. Will everybody love Ray? And can he extricate himself from this dire situation?

Echavarria is hilariously wooden, and he wears the same jacket with a yellow stripe for just about the whole movie. He does a lot of flying kicks. He's somewhat likable, but let's just say his fighting nickname of the "Rain Man" is disturbingly accurate. The rest of the cast is rounded out by monosyllabic meatheads with zero acting ability. Except, of course, for Nick Mancuso, who puts in an awesome performance. His over the top, bug-eyed yelling must be seen. He screams and spits all his lines. His energy is welcome, and his performance, which he easily could have phoned in but for some reason chose not to, saves the movie.

As always, this modern-day Punchfighter is TRYING, but there's too much nu-metal and ADD editing. Unlike Beatdown (2010), you can almost see the fights here for five seconds at a time. How far the fighting genre has fallen. Funny fighter names include Rexx, El Croco, The Shaman, and Kang Lai, who is a "Ninja Master" and, of course, "The Best". The following is a list of quotes from the movie:

"Death matches have been going on since the Coliseum. You were born for it." "He has yet to taste defeat." "No man has lived until you stare death in the face." "When you're in a fight, you always get hit." "I'm going to SLAY YOU!" "I will rip your heart apart" ...and the all-time, laugh-out-loud classic:

"Someone's trying to infiltrate the MMA!"

THE MMA? Anyway, on top of all that, the film tries to capitalize on the Saw-like "torture porn" trend. For example, the fighters have to fight while in chains. Call it: "Chain-Fighting". But, inadvertently (?) quoting Wayne Newton from Best of The Best 2 (1990), Ivan yells, "The only rule is...THERE ARE NO RULES!!!!"

Despite its shot-on-video look, Death Warrior provides a few laughs and Nick Mancuso at his best.

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