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Legendary (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  9 September 2010 (Kuwait)
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A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.

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Sharon Chetley
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Cal Chetley
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Luli Stringfellow
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Harry 'Red' Newman
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Coach Tennent
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Teo Olivares ...
Donald Worthington.
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Theo 'Gnat' Henderson (as Kareem Grimes)
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Joe Easley
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3rd Kid
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Jill
Yvonne Misiak ...
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Laura Melton
Patrick Cox ...
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Coming of age in small-town Oklahoma. High schooler Cal Chetley is a brainy beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. Ten years earlier his father, a state wrestling champion, died in a car crash. Cal's older brother Mike, also a former wrestling champion but now down and out at 28, is estranged from the family. Over the course of a fall and winter, Cal joins the high school wrestling team while searching out Mike to ask for help. Mike rejects the offer, but Cal is persistent. Will Mike accept the challenge or is he destined to let Cal down? Giving advice and encouragement are an enigmatic old man named Red and a quirky friend named Luli. Then, there's Cal's mom who must be reckoned with. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some Legends are born out of Struggle.

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, brief partial nudity and some fighting scenes | See all certifications »

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$126,964 (USA) (10 September 2010)

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$191,875 (USA) (17 September 2010)
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In the USA, there was a mere 18 days between the theatrical and home video releases. This is possibly a record for the shortest amount of time it has ever taken for any film to go from the cinema to home video in North America. On September 10, 2010 the movie was released in a limited capacity theatrically, and it was released on September 28, 2010 on DVD (sold exclusively at Walmart) and Blu-Ray (sold exclusively at Best Buy). The DVD and Blu-ray were later released to all national retailers on December 28, 2010. See more »

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Before the final wrestling match, Cal listens on his earphones to what he tells his brother is "opera, Italian opera." The piece that he actually listens to is neither opera nor Italian. It is the religious motet "Panis Angelicus," in Latin. See more »

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Sharon Chetley: There are things about Mike you don't know, Cal doesn't know. You know, it turns out he wasn't as unbreakable as everybody made him out to be. Nobody is.
Coach Tennent: You know, if I say no to Cal, you're just asking for a different kind of trouble. I'll tell you what I'll do. How about I watch him just to make sure he's out there for the right reasons?
Sharon Chetley: And if another Mike shows up at tomorrow's practice, willing to sacrifice everything in his life for this, you're-you're gonna tell him to ease off?
Coach Tennent: Yes, I ...
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The Family That Wrestles Together, Nestles Together
15 February 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In the years that John Cena did The Marine he's apparently taken a few acting lessons. He does handle dialog with a minimum of credibility now though he did not have scenes with Danny Glover and only one with Patricia Clarkson.

Legendary is a nice, but hardly great family film and like Cena's other cinematic venture, produced by Vince McMahon who also produces his other acting gigs. He's from a wrestling family, his father was a state champion who was killed in a car crash and Cena's been at loose ends since, drifting from job to job and drinking more than he ought.

He's got a little brother that mom Patricia Clarkson is raising in the person of Devon Graye. Legendary's biggest problem is that you can hardly wrap your mind around the concept that Graye and Cena are brothers. Graye's the proverbial 98 pound weakling, but that's something of an exaggeration and fortunately for Graye if he goes out for high school wrestling there will be a weight class for him.

It's interesting also to see a pro wrestler in a film about wrestling as a real sport. But those guys with their attitudes you see on Smackdown learned their business doing what you see in Legendary.

Legendary is a nice if not great family film definitely one to rent for the kids.


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