Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets of New York City. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager Harvey Boarden. Shawn soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival.Written by
Why does everyone hate this film? Because Channing Tatum gets his shirt off? Big deal, so did Bruce Lee, Van Damme Gerard Butler, plenty of films or actors get their shirt off. Its easier to fight without one. The Fights? Seemed pretty realistic to me but then obvi most of you have been involved in a street fight...no? The dialogue? Best thing about this film was Montiels dialogue and direction, his shots his style, it's great and the dialogue was natural, it had nothing to do with the plot it was just banter and mumbling and thats what real people talk like. Yeh it was predictable (would you rather a different ending?!). Terence Howard was awesome as well as Channing Tatum. I think some of you people need to try making a film before you diss someone else's. I've made feature films, I know how hard it is.
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