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Blood and Bone (2009)

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In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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Ben Ramsey

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Michael Andrews (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... Isaiah Bone
Julian Sands ... Franklin McVeigh
Eamonn Walker ... James
Dante Basco ... Pinball
Nona Gaye ... Tamara
Michelle Belegrin ... Angela
Bob Sapp ... Hammerman
Dick Anthony Williams ... Roberto
Francis Capra ... Tattoo
Ron Yuan ... Teddy D
Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... JC (as Kimbo Slice)
Gina Carano ... Veretta
Maurice Smith Maurice Smith ... Fasthands
Ernest Miller Ernest Miller ... Mommie Dearest (as Ernest 'The Cat' Miller)
Kevin Phillips ... Danny
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In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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In A World Without Rules, He Makes His Own. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2009 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Aittitos See more »

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Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Karate master Fumio Demura is seen sitting and watching the final fight seen along with Bob Wall. Judo Gene Lebell is also seen earlier in movie sitting in chair at the hospital. See more »

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When James is discussing talking to Franklin McVeigh the hilt of a samurai sword is visible. In the next shot, the sword has disappeared and never reappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prisoner: Might not be any of my business, but uh, JC's crew is headed this way to bump you. And they all got shanks.
Isaiah Bone: I know.
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Referenced in Kim's Convenience: Resting Place (2017) See more »

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Another Lonely Road
Written and Produced by Ben Ramsey
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Possibly best fight scenes on film...
14 July 2013 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

First, this is not one movie but two. The first is a standard drama about a mysterious stranger that comes out of nowhere to extract vengeance for .. whatever. No offence to the writing team, but we've seen this before. I think Van Damme alone has done this about a dozen times. It's not bad, mind you, but there is nothing in the drama portion of this film that would make you stand in line to see the movie. Which brings us to movie no 2, the fight movie. Now a martial arts is an entirely different kind of movie, and its success rests with two factors, the building of the suspense and the quality of the skills of the lead. Bruce Lee understood this perfectly and if you do your homework you will find that the film he was working on at the time of his death was about "structured" fights where each fight built on the next to a grand finale. The best fight films of our era -- the first Rockies, ONG BAK 1 (not the rest), and the early Van Dammes all understand this principle. Ever Warrior, a great fight film, gets it. (The Chinese don't and many Kung Fu films from China miss the boat). Now, if you are still with me, you probably suspect that BLOOD AND BONE has one of the best fight structures in film, therefore putting it as a contender for greatness. Which leaves the lead actor. To make this one of the best fight films ever, you would also need an actor who is not only credible but moves like the wind and gives the impression he could actually make the moves in real life ... if he had to. And that brings us to Jai White. Why this guy never become a fight legend, I don't know. Hell, Stallone is still fighting on the way to pick up his pension checks, so it can't be age. But he is the real deal, and this seems his best star performance. Actor plus well structured (pyramided) fights equal one of the best fight films of all time


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