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Pit Fighter (2005)

R | | Action | 23 May 2008 (Japan)
Jack Severino has no memory, all he knows is the brutal sport of Pit Fighting. When his past catches him up, he realizes he is not who he thought he was. For some men must fight for redemption.

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Jesse V. Johnson (as Jesse Johnson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominiquie Vandenberg ... Jack Severino
Steven Bauer ... Manolo
Fernando Carrillo ... Veneno
Stephen Graham ... Harry
Stana Katic ... Marianne
Scott Adkins ... Nathan
Timothy V. Murphy ... Father Michael (as Tim Murphy)
Ric Sarabia ... Doctor Vincent (as Rick Sarabia)
Carlos Buti Carlos Buti ... Carlos (as Giancarlo Valentino)
Catherine Munden ... Virgin Mary (as Cathrine Munden)
Alice Amter ... Palm Reader
Armando Acevedo Armando Acevedo ... Border Guard
Fivel Stewart ... Lucinda
Celina Zambón ... Dancer (as Celina Zambon)
Aspen Stevens Aspen Stevens ... Dancer
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Jack Severino has no memory, all he knows is the brutal sport of Pit Fighting. When his past catches him up, he realizes he is not who he thought he was. For some men must fight for redemption.

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Some men must fight for redemption.

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of Pit Fighter See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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The Syndicate (II) See more »
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Color
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Jack: I'll beat him with dignity.
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Great Fights!
8 June 2005 | by supertom-3See all my reviews

This is a hard kicking, hard punching fight fest that seems to be becoming something of a cult hit amongst genre fans. What the film lacks in frugality it more than makes up for with it's bone crunching fight scenes. This really is an action lovers film. it's simple entertainment and enjoyably violent.

The films plot involving a kick-boxing and amnesiac Christian is at times perfunctory for this type of movie. However Steven Bauer, as the Pit-Fighters manager and friend does a very good job in keeping a sense of humanity in the film, while leading man Dominique Vandenberg does reasonably well, as far as kick boxers turned actors go. However when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of kicking ass, Vandenberg looks at home. Director Jesse Johnson, whose previous effort The Honourable, proved as popular amongst action junkies (those who saw it) has a good understanding of style. He shoots the film nicely and it has an interesting and unique look. There's a hint of that Erin Brockovich, Traffic type colour pallet that Soderbergh used and the film almost looks documentary at times. There are times when this film looks really good and there are interesting choices in editing. The fights in particular get right into the face of the action. You feel every crack and crunch of sinew, every tear of cartilage. It's gloriously violent at times and nicely stylish. it's a far cry from the showy antics of Mr Van Damme's similar themed films. The film also features a nice low key and at time's interesting score.

Overall this is a highly polished and enjoyable piece of action cinema, considering it's measly $600,000 budget and while it's been there done that, with an end action scene that borders ludicrous, it gets by on some of the most wince-worthy fight sequences for sometime. ***


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