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The Tournament (2009)

A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.

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Scott Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Father MacAvoy
Kelly Hu ... Lai Lai Zhen
Ian Somerhalder ... Miles Slade
Liam Cunningham ... Powers
Ving Rhames ... Joshua Harlow
Sebastien Foucan ... Anton Bogart
Craig Conway ... Steve Tomko
John Lynch ... Gene Walker
Nick Rowntree Nick Rowntree ... Eddy Cusack
Rachel Grant ... Lina Sofia
Bashar Rahal ... Asa Sadi
Andy Nyman ... Tech Eddie
Iddo Goldberg ... Tech Rob
Scott Adkins ... Yuri Petrov
Camilla Power ... Powers Assistant
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Storyline

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although the character played by Camilla Power is called Miss Hunter in the movie, she appears in the credits merely as 'Powers' Assistant.' See more »

Goofs

During the final highway chase, Joshua's truck appears both with the headlights smashed and on, several times, going back and forth until the truck rolls over and even then, the truck still has the right headlight on. See more »

Quotes

Tech Rob: [ogling Lai Lai through the cameras] Suck me sideways. I would kill for a piece of that pie.
Tech Eddie: Yeah, right. You'd be fucking dead before you could lick your lips.
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Alternate Versions

German retail version is cut by ca. three minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. The version released in Austria/Switzerland is cut as well (the killing of the dog). See more »

Connections

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Transmission
Composed by Laconia
Performed by Laconia
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Believe me, Middlesborough never looked better....
16 October 2009 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

There are only three other reviews here so far: two give this 10 (Err... two different named reviewers, identical reviews, duplicate memo to PR team please....idiots) and the other 1 so let's assume some will love this and others will hate it. I'll try to review it....

Plot: pretty easy sell, every seven years the top assassins hold the tournament; they kill each other until the last survivor wins it all; all organized, tracked, and betted on by billionaires, of course.

The whole thing is kind of like no limit hold'em.... but they can't all dodge bullets, baby. Think Tekken and you're not in the right area, it is better than Uwe Boll and that ilk.

Not quite lineage as Guy Ritchie (Obviously) but only needing Jason Stratham this is exactly what is says on the box: an out and out kill or be killed cartoonish film.

Filming is good, nothing too dark or menacing but just nice.

It's not Battle Royale but if action is your thing and you liked Death Race 2000, Shoot Em'Up or Wanted then you'll be happy enough.

Any gripes about morality are irrelevant here, this is in a moral vacuum, and so are plot holes, logic, or how heads explode like watermelons, this is either your type of film or you should really it avoid totally.

Yep, it's violent - limbs fly, people die in well, imaginative ways - but it is not horror.

It's all well put together, nicely cast, and creates enough interest; better than just hunt or be hunted there is a real plot and even character development...

Oh and great to choose Middlesborough, seriously one of the ugliest, most desolate pile of concrete crap evaar...ha ha....shooting it up the kyber pass can only improve it....

This is a movie to watch with mates and wince and cheer to....


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | USA | Bahrain

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 July 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$493,459
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1.85 : 1
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