Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He 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
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We're going to sit down, people. And these two gentlemen are going to go toe to toe, blow to blow. Whatever goes on up here, whatever. Whatever you do to each other, whatever. Whatever you say to each other, whatever. In the words of the late, great, American poet, Mr.Marvin Gaye, "Lets!... Get!... It!... On!"
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When I purchased this film on DVD I never expected it to have a great storyline, but I thought it might at least have a few good fighting scenes in it.
Fighting only has a few fighting scenes in it, which are rubbish and few and far between. They are certainly not worth sitting through the terrible storyline (if you can call it that) in between each fight. This film is tedious, badly acted and must have one of the worst scripts ever committed to screen.
I have to single out Terrence Howard for a particularly wooden performance; his acting was so bad it almost made the rest of the cast look like they could vaguely act.
This film makes Sylvester Stalone's 2006 film, Rocky Balboa, look like a cinematic masterpiece. One of the worst fighting films I've ever seen, not that one can really describe it as a fighting film, due to the lack of fight action in it.
Utter drivel. Who ever wrote the quote on the front of the DVD case 'A Total Knockout Brilliant' from the magazine Nuts must have been off his rocker. It should have read 'A Total Donkey Terrible'.
Definitely one of the worst films of 2009.
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