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Born a Champion (2021)

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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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Alex Ranarivelo
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Credited cast:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Mickey
Dennis Quaid ... Mason
Katrina Bowden ... Layla
Reno Wilson ... Terry Pittman
Currie Graham ... Burchman
Costas Mandylor ... Dimitris
Maurice Compte ... Rosco
Christine Kilmer ... Brunette
Ali Afshar ... The Sheik
William W. Barbour ... Reporter
Johnny Jay Lee ... Boyfriend (as Johnny Lee)
Chris Boudreaux ... Jimmy
Jonathan Kowalsky ... Travis
Paul J. Alessi ... Irate Driver
Marshelle Fair ... News Anchor
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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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Action | Drama | Sport

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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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Nice surprise!
22 February 2021 | by kanjeepSee all my reviews

Not a big martial arts movie guy, so I wasn't expecting much. Was very pleasantly surprised. Good story line, decent acting and nice flow. More or a Rocky-beats-the-odds than a martial arts movie. The wife loved it as well.


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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