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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)

Bai Ling ... Victoria Ruolan

Dean Cain ... Wyatt

Tony Schiena ... Dalton Hunt
Heath Herring ... Colin 'the brick' Wahle

Louis Herthum ... Willy

Shannon Lepard ... Elena

Talise Zirilli ... Grace

John Edward Lee ... Cliff

Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... Reg (as Kimbo Slice)
Yves Edwards ... Bronner
Frank Mir ... Axl
Miguel Torres ... Kwan
Conner Brantley ... Joey Pedro
Carlo Prater ... Dexter
Jace Jeanes ... Rafael
Roger Huerta ... Roger
Craig Nigh ... Grant Camper
Garry Peters ... Todd Plumb
Liam Owen ... Marty the Bartender
Joe McDaniel ... Luther the Trainer
Ron Hernandez ... Referee #1
Julia Stockstad ... Nurse
Nicoll Dawson ... Girl Flashing
Randy Stripling ... Sherriff (as Randy Striplin)
Patrick Stanger ... Ring Announcer

Jude S. Walko ... Construction Foreman (as Jude Walko)
Gary W. Shaw ... Trainer
Darlen Escobar ... Hot Girl #1 (as Darlene Escobar)
Caitlin Howe ... Hot Girl #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon M. Blake ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jonathan Carbonaro ... TV Studio Engineer (uncredited)
Franky Coronado ... Fight fan (uncredited)

Brandon K. Hampton ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Doug LaRue ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Michael John Marcinik ... Camera Man (uncredited)

Brandon Rex Sanders ... MMA Fan (uncredited)
Air Saturn ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
Dan Siegelstein ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... MMA Fan (uncredited)
James M. Willis ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Heath Young ... Fight Fan (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 .... 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
Location Management
Elliot Jackson .... assistant location manager
Marti Swanson .... location manager
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
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
Danny Webber .... legal counsel
Lorraine Yawney .... payroll accountant
Brandon Baker .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, violence and language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Australia:MA15+ (2010) | Germany:18 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #45932)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Scarcely entertaining, unoriginal fight movie with a painful script, 18 June 2012
Author: Rosser94 from United Kingdom

I was never expecting an epic movie prior to watching "Circle of Pain", just an average, simplistic yet entertaining action movie. However, this film does not prove solid enough to provide viewers with an entertaining movie experience.

Firstly, the acting is never anything above average and the fight scenes are poorly constructed, therefore the action sequences are never more than mildly entertaining. Furthermore, all of the characters are very forgettable so, as a viewer, I never really cared about the outcome of the film (despite of the fact I expected and received little more than a collaboration of tedious clichés that dictated the direction of the mundane plot).

In addition to this, the script is incredibly cheesy and destroys any kind of seriousness or tension within the movie; it is very difficult to take this movie seriously.

Overall, if you are a HUGE fan of MMA movies and can tolerate a trashy script and substandard acting, this unoriginal, basic fight film will not be the worst piece of cinema you've spent your time to view. If you did not fit this category... Look elsewhere, perhaps at something like "Never Back Down".

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