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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 course with his estranged, 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 Anonymous

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Family is worth fighting for. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,242,107 (USA) (9 September 2011)

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$13,651,662 (USA) (28 October 2011)
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Anthony Tambakis and Gavin O'Connor selected the song "About Today" by The National to close the movie, before writing the final scene. The scene was written with the song playing on a continual loop at O'Connor's house while the writers worked. See more »

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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. Paddy may have been speaking in reference to future awakenings but this doesn't sound like the case, however, Paddy says that climbing the stairs hurts his knees and so it's likely he doesn't go up there often, thus, the clock may still be set on summertime. See more »

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[first lines]
Paddy Conlon: [arriving home] Tommy? Jesus! What are you doing here?
Tom Conlon: I was just passing through. I figured why not have a belt with the old man.
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Written by Casper Skafte and Michael Boegballe
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The best of 2011 and one of the best ever!
10 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, Lets talk about the the big pink elephant in the room first. Yes, the movie has a similar storyline from movies of the past. And yes, it may be, to some, "just another fight movie. However, Warrior has the audacity to challenge the cliché's and still manages to stand out from the rest. Bottom line, Warrior is a well written and directed emotional roller coaster that will have you at the edge of your seat. With a star studded cast and top notch acting, the performances were solid and believable. Nick Nolte in particular did a fantastic job with his role and will have you nearly in tears. As the movie progresses you will be torn on what you would like to see happen for the climax of this entertaining thrill ride. Movies with this much emotional power connected to the characters only come around every once in a while. Go see this movie to finish off the summer or forever regret not supporting what is sure to be a classic!


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