The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
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Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, ... Written by
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When Tommy and Brendan first meet and talk before the tournament, Tommy resents Brendan for staying by his father, Paddy, when Tommy and their mother ran away. Brendan states in defense, "I was a 16-year-old kid." This would make Tommy 14 years old when he left with his mom - which would make it impossible for him to be a high school state champion wrestler under the training of Paddy, as is mentioned in the beginning of the film. See more »
Tommy? Jesus! What are you doing here?
I was just passing through. I figured why not have a belt with the old man.
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FANTASTIC MOVIE...can't believe it hasn't gotten more attention. 10/10
Grab your popcorn, buy your soda..and get ready for a great movie.
From start to finish, this movie will have you hooked. There is no weak spot in this movie. The acting is amazing. The story is great. The music is catchy. You will get emotionally invested throughout this story.
This movie will make you FEEL something. This movie will ENTERTAIN you.
This film has great drama, action, and story. I walked out of the movie being so impressed, and in shock how this hadn't gotten more attention or done better at the box office.
This movie is a MUST SEE. And I'm pretty picky. Enjoy.
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