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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.


Jesse V. Johnson (as Jesse Johnson)

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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


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »


Box Office


$600,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Syndicate (II) See more »
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Jack: I'll beat him with dignity.
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13 June 2005 | by larryyates222See all my reviews

I've read the negative comments on this film and agree that there are some things that could have been done to make the movie better. However, Mr. Johnson has made a really good film considering the budget he had to work with. As a recording artist I am well aware of the difference that a big budget makes.

The fight scenes were very well done. Dominique Vandenberg is an awesome fighter and looks the part. It's good to see a fight film without the special effects used in today's martial arts movies. A refreshing return to the days when martial artist were only dependent on their own physical skills. Mr. Vandenberg is certainly one to watch for in the future.

Steven Bauer and Stephen Graham are great actors and added a lot to this movie. Mr Graham's part was small but so well done. He is one of those great actors that makes it look easy, so natural.

From my point of view, Steven Bauer was the star of this film. His character was the thread that tied the story together. Another fine actor that makes the work look easy. Fernando Carrillo is another one to watch for in the future. He is very charismatic.

For those of you who are into violence, this film is violent. There are some scenes that are over the top with rage. And there is a lot of killing going on.

The theme of a bad guy trying to make up for his past is a good twist.

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