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.
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
Joel Edgerton's character may be loosely based on the life of real-life UFC fighter Rich "Ace" Franklin. Like Edgerton's character, Franklin was also a high school teacher who took part in cage-fights to make extra money. See more »
When Paddy tells Tommy that he'll leave the coffee out until 0500 hours (5:00am), a digital alarm clock in the background reveals that the time is already 5:23am.
Tommy was speaking in reference to future wake up calls from his father and his father, speaking in the future, said the coffee would stay on until 0500. 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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