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Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 9 September 2011 (USA)
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The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

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Gavin O'Connor

Writers:

Gavin O'Connor (screenplay), Anthony Tambakis (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Edgerton ... Brendan Conlon
Tom Hardy ... Tommy Conlon
Nick Nolte ... Paddy Conlon
Jennifer Morrison ... Tess Conlon
Frank Grillo ... Frank Campana
Kevin Dunn ... Principal Zito
Maximiliano Hernández ... Colt Boyd
Bryan Callen ... Bryan Callen
Sam Sheridan ... Sam Sheridan
Fernando Chien ... Fenroy (as Fernando Funan Chien)
Jake McLaughlin ... Mark Bradford
Vanessa Martinez ... Pilar Fernandez
Denzel Whitaker ... Stephon
Carlos Miranda ... Tito
Manuel Espinosa Manuel Espinosa ... Warden Perez
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Storyline

Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. A former Marine, haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, ... Written by MConnell

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Family is worth fighting for. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original script location for the Conlon family was Long Beach, CA. It was moved to Pittsburgh due to Pennsylvania tax breaks. The scenes set at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City were originally written for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Gavin O'Connor moved the action to New Jersey to fit with the gritty east coast aesthetic of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Paddy tells Tommy that he'll leave the coffee out until 0500 hours (5:00am), a digital alarm clock in the background reveals that the time is already 5:23am. Paddy may have been speaking in reference to future awakenings but this doesn't sound like the case. However, Paddy says that climbing the stairs hurts his knees and so it's likely he doesn't go up there often, which means the clock may still be set on summertime. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paddy Conlon: [arriving home] Tommy? Jesus! What are you doing here?
Tom Conlon: I was just passing through. I figured why not have a belt with the old man.
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Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Chris Pratt/Huey Lewis/Sam Hunt (2020) See more »

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Roses from the South
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss Jr.)
Arranged by George Wilson
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User Reviews

 
FANTASTIC MOVIE...can't believe it hasn't gotten more attention. 10/10
22 September 2011 | by nyUconnSee all my reviews

Grab your popcorn, buy your soda..and get ready for a great movie.

From start to finish, this movie will have you hooked. There is no weak spot in this movie. The acting is amazing. The story is great. The music is catchy. You will get emotionally invested throughout this story.

This movie will make you FEEL something. This movie will ENTERTAIN you.

This film has great drama, action, and story. I walked out of the movie being so impressed, and in shock how this hadn't gotten more attention or done better at the box office.

This movie is a MUST SEE. And I'm pretty picky. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,242,107, 11 September 2011

Gross USA:

$13,657,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,308,615
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2.35 : 1
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