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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

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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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Fight for Family 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

Brendan Conlon may be loosely based on the life of real-life UFC fighter Rich "Ace" Franklin. Like the character, Franklin was also a high school teacher who took part in cage-fights to make extra money. 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

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Fight Night
Written by Jamal Grinnage, Eric Murry, Eric Goldman, and Zed Kelley
Performed by M.O.P.
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Oh my god
11 January 2020 | by archiewheelerSee all my reviews

I'm hard to break when it comes to emotions. I've seen a lot of the best emotional films. Schindler's List, Forrest Gump, Grave of the Fireflies, Requiem for a Dream, The Green Mile, It's a Wonderful Life, and most recently I Lost my Body. But this is the one that finally cracked me, and for the first time in my life, I've cried to a movie. I don't even like sports, but the sheer intensity and stress I felt in the fight scenes is overwhelming.

Dear god this is a masterpiece.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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