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Tapped Out (2014)

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A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reggie Munroe
Michael Shaw
Dominic Gray
Matt Cockburn
Len Riley
Waitress (as Christina Anne Aceto)
Dante Albidone ...
Karate Kid #5
Anna Alexopoulous ...
Jen's Friend #2
Mitchell Aulis ...
Matt Cockburns Friend
Julie-Anne Barbosa ...
Dominic's Girlfriend / Ring Girl
Casandra Bella ...
Ring Girl


One-time martial arts prodigy Michael Shaw is sentenced to community service at a rundown karate school, where he gets back into the discipline of the sport. During a local MMA fight he encounters the man who killed his family a decade ago, and his decision to get revenge involves going behind his karate master's back to train and compete in the upcoming MMA tournament. When he finally goes toe to toe in the ring with his parents' killer he won't stop until the last punch knocks his opponent to the ground, leaving him TAPPED OUT. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for bloody martial arts fights, violence, language and a sexual image | See all certifications »


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27 May 2014 (Canada)  »

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Did You Know?


Martin Kove was originally asked to appear in the film as a thirty second cameo in reference to The Karate Kid, but after reading the script he asked the director to write him a bigger part. See more »


References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


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Very pleasantly surprised !!!
24 May 2014 | by (Quebec) – See all my reviews

I was also expecting a movie like those Hector Echavarria MMA movies from a couple years back. They where OK, but had predictable stories, decent fighting yet nothing especially crazy, they also had a bunch of MMA fighters doing cameo to market the project like this one.

But the comparing stop there. The story in this one is really well written and i could really feel for the hero trough the movie. Some people mention there is not much action til later in the movie, i didn't even really notice it, the story really kept me on the edge and i loved how the hero trained. Although it does take some references from a couple known movies(like Karate Kid) i really like how it mix so well a good old Karate setting that remind older movies with todays MMA.

The villain really play his part well, he is truly believable. He does have very little lines but he did a pretty good job when he had ones. The fighting also has an authentic feel to it and the fight choreographers really mixed well a more realistic set-up with some "movie moves".

Of course if you expect Anderson Silva or Lytto Machida to have big roles in this, don't. They seem like the lead on the covers but they have very little screen time, more like an extended cameo, but again what you expected really? They can't really act, there just there to promote the movie.

Really Tapped Out is really one of 2014 best surprise for me. I wasn't expecting much yet i got a strong martial art movie that i enjoy from beginning to end. The hero, the love interest, the villain, the sensei/trainer, they where all memorable characters that i felt for.

Give this a chance you won't regret it.

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