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Release Date:
15 August 2010 (USA) See more »
Pain is temporary, pride lasts forever.
Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of mixed martial arts at the top of his game. As Dalton is lured back into the world of fighting, he strides to become the warrior he once was. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tony Schiena ... Dalton Hunt

Dean Cain ... Wyatt

Louis Herthum ... Willy
Talise Zirilli ... Grace

Bai Ling ... Victoria Rualan
Frank Mir ... Axl

Heath Herring ... Colin 'the brick' Wahle
Roger Huerta ... Roger

Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... Reg
Yves Edwards ... Bronner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon M. Blake ... Bar Patron
Jonathan Carbonaro ... TV Studio Engineer
Darlen Escobar ... Hot Girl #1
Ron Hernandez
Jace Jeanes ... Rafael

John Edward Lee ... Cliff

Shannon Lepard
Michael John Marcinik ... Camera Man
Joe McDaniel ... Luther the Trainer

Craig Nigh ... Grant Camper
Liam Owen ... Marty the Bartender
Garry Peters ... Todd Plumb
Gary Peters

Brandon Rex Sanders ... MMA Fan
Patrick Stanger ... Ring Announcer
Julia Stockstad

Gary Teague ... MMA Fan
Miguel Torres ... Kwan

Jude S. Walko ... Construction Foreman
James M. Willis ... Bar Patron

Heath Young ... Fight Fan

Franky Coronado ... Fight fan (uncredited)

Brandon K. Hampton ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Doug LaRue ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Air Saturn ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Gary W. Shaw ... Trainer (uncredited)
Dan Siegelstein ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Zirilli 
Writing credits
Bobby Mort  screenplay and story and
Daniel Zirilli  story

Sean Patrick O'Reilly (story)

Produced by
Ryan S. Black .... associate producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Alan B. Bursteen .... executive producer
David Cuddy .... executive producer
Deboragh Gabler .... producer
Michael Z. Gordon .... producer
Eileen Hoeter .... associate producer
Sean Patrick O'Reilly .... producer
Liam Owen .... co-producer
Jude S. Walko .... line producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
Daniel Zirilli .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Tymoschuk 
Film Editing by
Kelly A. Morris  (as Kelly Morris)
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
Rachel Flanagan 
Judy Lee 
Production Design by
Brandon M. Blake 
Michael Nemirsky 
Set Decoration by
Vicki Solis 
Bianca Tilley 
Costume Design by
Linda Lou von Hochtritt 
Makeup Department
Gina Elkins .... key hair stylist
Jenine Galante .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Suzan Derkson .... unit production manager
Cher Hanusiak .... post-production supervisor
Ryan Kuehl .... behind the scenes
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Barker .... second assistant director
Arnold Chon .... second unit director
Christopher Dufau .... second second assistant director
Gilda Longoria .... first assistant director
Romy Stevenson .... first assistant director
Jude S. Walko .... second unit director
Barker White .... second assistant director
Art Department
Leila Dallal .... set dresser
Micah Goldfarb .... construction assistant
Tim Hintsala .... property master
Stewart Smithson .... props
Sound Department
Brandon M. Blake .... boom operator
Fulton Dromgoole .... boom operator
David Green .... sound effects editor
Javier Marin Leyton .... foley artist
Javier Marin Leyton .... foley editor
Bill Mellow .... sound designer
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher M. Ray .... bg editor (as Chris Ray)
James M. Willis .... sound mixer
Mark Chavarria .... utility stunts
Arnold Chon .... fight coordinator
Arnold Chon .... stunt coordinator
Colin Mitchell Duffy .... utility stunts
Jace Jeanes .... assistant stunt coordinator
Mike Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... grip
Mike Andrade .... director of photography: additional
Jonathan Carbonaro .... b camera: first assistant camera
Joy Chiang .... electrician
Dustin Cross .... digital imaging technician
Geoffrey Frost .... first assistant camera
Margaret Licarione .... still photographer
Michael John Marcinik .... camera operator
Gary W. Shaw .... key grip
Dan Siegelstein .... best boy grip
Brandon Torres .... gaffer
Iskra Valtcheva .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Iskra Valtcheva .... additional second assistant camera
Justin Paul Warren .... best boy electric
Justin Paul Warren .... gaffer: second unit
Casting Department
Karen Hallford .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brandon M. Blake .... wardrobe assistant
Tamar Madrigal .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Conor Byrne .... first assistant editor
Cher Hanusiak .... post-production supervisor
Music Department
Don Harrison .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
C. Wylie Earnhart .... transportation captain
Abe Guerra .... driver
Melissa Lane .... transportation coordinator
Pete Quintero .... driver
Other crew
Dale Cornick .... production supervisor
Matt DeBow .... studio manager
Elliot Jackson .... assistant location manager
Peter LaCorte .... production accountant
Melinda Marroquin .... production coordinator
James McMahan .... production assistant
Jim O'Brien .... caterer
Tany Rangen .... assistant to producers
Michael Steves .... script supervisor
Marti Swanson .... location manager
Danny Webber .... legal counsel
Brandon Baker .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, violence and language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA (2010) | Germany:18 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #45932)
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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
90 minutes of pain, 18 June 2010
Author: hejsamester from Denmark

I was allowed to screen this, and I don't consider that a privilege.

This movie is as bad as fighting movies comes; yes, even worse than Dead or Alive.

Standard plot. A righteous hero with personal problems, who is forced to fight and must regain all his past skills by training and fighting scrubs before stepping into the ring against the evil guy at the end. Of course his trainers are his best friend and an old dude.

Horrible acting. The actors and lines are better in most soaps. It's hard to say if it's the script or the actors, since both is really really bad. Horrible writing combined with terrible actors doesn't exactly create Oscar winning dialog.

Towards the end, we get some soft-core pornography without any context at all. Normally a sex scene adds to the plot or story of the film or its characters. These just seem like they were forced in there because fans of action movies expect it or because the producers had to fill in some blank tape ("hey we got 10 minutes to fill, why don't you fool around a bit and we put it in somewhere?").

The fighting? I didn't care much for it, but then again, I'm not a martial arts fan. With characters this badly written and actors not doing a great job, I lost most interest in whoever would win the various fights, and a small bit of me hoped that they would all loose. That would at least give the movie a moral of fighting being uncool.

It gets two stars since I remember having seen a worse movie - I just can't remember which. As entertaining as getting drop kicked.

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