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Legendary (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 9 September 2010 (Kuwait)
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A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.

Director:

Mel Damski

Writer:

John Posey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Clarkson ... Sharon Chetley
Devon Graye ... Cal Chetley
John Cena ... Mike Chetley
Madeleine Martin ... Luli Stringfellow
Danny Glover ... Harry 'Red' Newman
John Posey ... Coach Tennent
Tyler Posey ... Billy Barrow
Teo Olivares ... Donald Worthington.
Kareem J. Grimes ... Theo 'Gnat' Henderson (as Kareem Grimes)
Christopher Alan Weaver Christopher Alan Weaver ... Joe Easley
Robert Bryan Robert Bryan ... 3rd Kid
Angelena Swords ... Jill
Yvonne Misiak Yvonne Misiak ... Waitress
Lara Grice ... Laura Melton
Patrick Cox ... Guy / Son of a bitch
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Storyline

Coming of age in small-town Oklahoma. High schooler Cal Chetley is a brainy beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. Ten years earlier his father, a state wrestling champion, died in a car crash. Cal's older brother Mike, also a former wrestling champion but now down and out at 28, is estranged from the family. Over the course of a fall and winter, Cal joins the high school wrestling team while searching out Mike to ask for help. Mike rejects the offer, but Cal is persistent. Will Mike accept the challenge or is he destined to let Cal down? Giving advice and encouragement are an enigmatic old man named Red and a quirky friend named Luli. Then, there's Cal's mom who must be reckoned with. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Some Legends are born out of Struggle.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, brief partial nudity and some fighting scenes | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The song that plays in the background many times and that Cal comes out too for his match in the end is sang by John Cena who plays his brother in the movie...it is also John Cena's original song that he came out to when he wrestled in WWE.. See more »

Goofs

No wrestling coach would permit any of his wrestlers to make a grand solo entrance (with lighting effects and pyrotechnics) or enter a competition wearing a warm-up outfit that wasn't team issued. (Officials might jump all over this, too, especially at the District level.) See more »

Quotes

Cal Chetley: Joined the wrestling team today.
Sharon Chetley: I knew it. I knew it. Damn it. Damn it!
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Riddle (2010) See more »

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Teen family life struggles with a sports theme.
28 September 2010 | by ccbigSee all my reviews

By far the best film that features the sport of high school wrestling since the film "Vision Quest".

I cannot stand the "Pro Wresting" shows/films because I think that they do damage to the public view of what the amateur forms of high school wrestling and Olympic styles of wrestling are in real life.

That being said, this is a fine film that shows some aspects of high school wrestling with a fairly good story plot about a teenager facing family life struggles combined with the drive to compete in sports.

John Cena does a decent performance but the film is centered on a teen, high school age young man played by Devon Graye who gives a pretty darn good performance. A good supporting cast too!

A good film for "tweens" and older. Highly recommended for families that play sports.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2010 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Brother's Keeper See more »

Filming Locations:

Hammond, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,964, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$200,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,393
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Company Credits

Production Co:

WWE Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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