5.7/10
1,954
13 user 12 critic

The Philly Kid (2012)

R | | Action, Drama, Sport | 11 May 2012 (USA)
Trailer
1:54 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

A former NCAA champion wrestler, paroled after ten years in prison, agrees to a series of cage fights to save a friend's life and is asked to do the impossible - lose.

Director:

Jason Connery

Writer:

Adam Mervis
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.

Director: Michael Jai White
Stars: Michael Jai White, Josh Barnett, Gillian White
Two Came Back (TV Movie 1997)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of friends get stranded on a boat.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jonathan Brandis, David Gail
Poong-san-gae (2011)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families.

Director: Jai-hong Juhn
Stars: Kye-Sang Yoon, Jong-soo Kim, Han Gi-Joong
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

Director: Michael Jai White
Stars: Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

1942, The Nederlands(ch)-Indië Government in Java Island captured Soekarno, an aspiring young man who wants to free Indonesia from colonialism. He was then put in Banceuy Prison at Bandung,... See full summary »

Director: Hanung Bramantyo
Stars: Ario Bayu, Muhammad Abbe, Moch. Achir
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Chatham ... Dillon
Devon Sawa ... Jake
Sarah Butler ... Amy
Neal McDonough ... LA Jim
Lucky Johnson ... Ace
Chris Browning ... Marks
Adam Mervis Adam Mervis ... Ryan Maygold
Bernard Hocke Bernard Hocke ... Lenny
Ava Bogle ... Allison Kaufman
Eric Scott Woods ... Spencer
Michael Jai White ... Arthur Letts
Andrew Sensenig ... Larry
Rich Clementi Rich Clementi ... Sanchez
Kasey Emas ... Tina
Kris Van Damme ... Chase (as Kristopher Van Varenberg)
Edit

Storyline

An attempt to purchase beer becomes a nightmare for underage friends Chase, Jake and Dillon when Chase ends up dead, Jake gets shot in the back, and Dillon - a championship wrestler - goes to prison for manslaughter. Released after ten years, Dillon's greeted by Jake, who lines him up with a job and introduces him to the world of minor league MMA fighting. Due to Jake's outstanding gambling debt, Dillon agrees to three fights to cover it and literally save Jake's life but finds himself caught between gangsters, dirty cops, a shady promoter, a snide parole officer and Jake's disapproving sister. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

His only way out is getting back in

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Philly Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is called "Brawler" on the UK Netflix. See more »

Goofs

Among his many injuries, Jake gets shot in the mouth, putting a hole through his cheek. Though sutured up and leaving only a small scratch (remarkable in itself), the blast alone would have burned his mouth, yet the injury fails to impede Jake's diction in any degree. See more »

Quotes

Jake: Larry hasn't been the same since his wife left him because he's got a small pecker. Truth hurts.
See more »

Connections

References The Wire (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Mouth Full Of Gold
Written and performed by Ian Honeyman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent "B" MMA/Fight drama
19 May 2012 | by canike07See all my reviews

I recently rented this off ITunes. I wasn't expecting much but to be entertained for 90 minutes and that's exactly what I got. The star Wes chatham as a recently paroled ex- NCAA wrestler played a believable role as someone forced to fight in the cage in order to save his longtime friend played by Devon sawa (almost unregognizable with his new veneer teeth) the fights are pretty well choreographed and are pretty realistic. To sum things up I would recommend this to fight fans or anyone looking to be entertained for 90 minutes. This is the fourth film I've seen in the after dark action films with the exception of stash house.


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed