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Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter (2007)

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The son of a rich businessman who has ties with the Russian mob. But the mob sets up his family and forced the young guy at fighting in martial arts tournament.

Director:

Erken Ialgashev

Writers:

Erken Ialgashev, Yermek Yutrsunov (additional scenes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cung Le ... Erik
David Carradine ... Mikhail
Eric Roberts ... Ivan
Gary Busey ... Wizard
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Alibek
Yelena Kritskaya Yelena Kritskaya ... Ella
Mariam Vardani ... Russian Reporter
Bolo Yeung ... Askar Trainer
Miguel Franciskovich Miguel Franciskovich ... Erik (voice)
Oleg Taktarov ... Oleg
Erken Ialgashev Erken Ialgashev ... Temerlan
Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev ... Saken
Michael Pinkhas Michael Pinkhas ... Maître d'
Aki Aleong ... Baurzhan
Teena Black Teena Black ... Mob Moll
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Storyline

Erik is a son of a rich businessmen who has ties with the Russian mob. As not to spoil the film, the mob sets up his family and he is forced to flee to America as that is the only place that he is able to make money fighting in the underground. The old and rich Mikhail becomes his protector/manager and the only way for the mob to get to Erik is to bet against him in the underground fights. Written by BYteam

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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Also Known As:

Boj zblízka See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cung Le agreed to appear in the movie after being offered $20,000 to perform a fight scene. When he arrived on set, he found out that not only did the filmmakers actually intend for him to star in the picture, but that his costar Bolo Yeung was being paid considerably more than him. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.159 (2012) See more »

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