In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

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Shawn Levy

Writers:

John Gatins (screenplay), Dan Gilroy (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Charlie Kenton
Dakota Goyo ... Max Kenton
Evangeline Lilly ... Bailey Tallet
Anthony Mackie ... Finn
Kevin Durand ... Ricky
Hope Davis ... Aunt Debra
James Rebhorn ... Marvin
Karl Yune ... Tak Mashido
Olga Fonda ... Farra Lemkova
John Gatins ... Kingpin
Sophie Levy Sophie Levy ... Big Sister
Tess Levy Tess Levy ... Little Sister
Charlie Levy Charlie Levy ... Littlest Sister
Gregory Sims ... Bill Panner
Torey Adkins ... Large Texan Man
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Storyline

In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Champions aren't born. They're made. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Charlie goes out to teach Atom his moves, a motel name is clearly seen, which is the same motel used in Vacancy (2007). See more »

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Noisy Boy traveled in a packing crate with no packing/bubble wrap or straps. See more »

Quotes

Max Kenton: Charlie, help him! Fight back!
Charlie Kenton: Not yet.
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All My Days
Written and Performed by Alexi Murdoch
Courtesy of Zero Summer Records
By arrangement with Nettwerk Music Group
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Thrilling
15 October 2011 | by haris_mandaSee all my reviews

I'm quite a fan of Hugh Jackman (The Fountain main) and I was looking forward to seeing this movie since. The movie was amazing.

Story was pretty decent, acting was phenomenal, special effects were OUTSTANDING and everything just clicked in. It wasn't lacking anything; action was there, drama was there, comedy was there, romance was there ... from minute one to 127 it kept me glued to the screen, holding my breath at robot fights and laughing even at the smallest of jokes.

What I liked the most was a chemistry between all characters; Charlie, Max and Bailey and each and every other character in the movie. They all brought the core of their characters to screen and blew our minds with their performances.

I must say that I didn't expect this movie to be this good. My expectations were high for special effects and Hugh's acting, but what this movie brought was more than just that.

Recommended for watching : it should be first on your non-watched movies of 2011 because it stands out by it's greatness and pure mind-blowing performances.


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Language:

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Release Date:

7 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Real Steel: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

Yankee Air Museum See more »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,319,677, 9 October 2011

Gross USA:

$85,468,508

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,268,508
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