Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.

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Alex Ranarivelo
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Credited cast:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Mickey
Dennis Quaid ... Mason
Katrina Bowden ... Layla
Currie Graham ... Burchman
Costas Mandylor ... Dimitris
Reno Wilson ... Terry Pittman
Maurice Compte ... Rosco
Ali Afshar ... The Sheik
William W. Barbour ... Reporter
Christine Kilmer ... Brunette
Harrison Xu ... Josh
Jonathan Kowalsky ... Travis
Johnny Jay Lee ... Boyfriend (as Johnny Lee)
Marshelle Fair ... News Anchor
Kit Dale ... fighter
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Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.

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Rated R for language throughout
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The location used for the Karate school was Esteem Jiujitsu in Petaluma, CA. When Mickey is first seen teaching, his student is an actual student from the school. "Paul" showed up one day, having no idea the school was closed due to the shoot, and the director asked him to be in the movie. See more »

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Passionate
3 May 2021 | by chadakuSee all my reviews

It is truly a love letter to jiu-jitsu, passionately crafted by people with genuine love (and possibly obsession, but not in a geeky way) for the martial art. As such, expect a total package that represents said love and/or obsession. Everything is beautiful and above standard.


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22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Born a Champion See more »

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