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Underground (2007)

Not Rated | | Action | 2007 (UK)
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In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds ... See full summary »

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Chee Keong Cheung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Strange ... Mark, The Homeless
Nathan Lewis ... Nathan, The Ex-Convict
Joey Ansah ... Joey, The Model
Leon Sua Leon Sua ... Leon, the Triad
Glenn Salvage ... Father Salvage, The Priest
Beau Fowler ... Bo, the Delinquent
Shane Steyn ... Sgt. Shane Steyn, The Police Officer
Liang Yang ... Liang, the Foreigner
Zara Phythian ... Zara, The Teacher
William Mickleburgh ... William, The Instructor
Scott Houston Scott Houston ... Scott, the Kid
Chris Smith Chris Smith ... Corporal Smith, The Soldier
Fidel Nanton Fidel Nanton ... Fidel
Danny John-Jules ... Lamont Gaines
Gary Webster ... Brandon Glover
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In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their limit. Each fighter has their own reason for competing, and each will give everything they've got to take the prize...but there can be only one winner. Written by Anonymous

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There can be only one winner...

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UK

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English

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1.78 : 1
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The fighters in the tournament all use their real names as their character names. However, these names are only spoken once or twice in the movie for each fighter; a few of the names aren't spoken at all. Instead, they are referred to as, for example, the Teacher, the Soldier, the Homeless, the Foreigner, etc. See more »

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This film ain't a knock-out
22 June 2007 | by mr_mcleanSee all my reviews

A film that sounds like a rehash of Kickboxer or Dead or alive and it is but with more of the hash. That is the messy kind of hash rather than the weed kind of hash.

The film places 12 fighters against each other in a series of elimination bouts which take place in various 'street' arenas, with the aim of finding the ultimate winner. Much like a computer game, say, Tekken. The film feels like a computer game too and having as much depth as a paddling pool this point is further endorsed. The character development also follows suit.

We are thrown straight into the first fight within minutes of the film starting and with very little background on each fighter given at this point. This leads too the viewer not really caring for the fighters. Win or lose. This feeling is further struck home by the fact that the fighters in the film don't speak, only the suits running the show do. Furthermore the fighters are only known as the pigeonhole of the life they lead e.g The Homeless, The teacher, The Model etc.

The fights scenes are quite convincing and shot well with very little confusion and good fluidity. This is where the film gets 3 of the stars I have given it. The rest of the filmed is...awful.


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