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The Philly Kid ()


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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.

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Dillon
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Jake
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Amy
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LA Jim
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Ace
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Marks
Adam Mervis ...
Ryan Maygold
Bernard Hocke ...
Lenny
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Allison Kaufman
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Spencer
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Arthur Letts
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Larry
Rich Clementi ...
Sanchez
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Tina
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Chase (as Kristopher Van Varenberg)
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Doctor
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Parole Officer
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TV Announcer #1
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Fighter #2 (as James Rawlings)
Blaire Noonan ...
Ring Girl
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Fight Crowd
Michael Patrick Rogers ...
Fighter #1
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Dom (as Nedal Yousef)
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Internal Affairs Officer
Glen Warner ...
Bouncer
Melody Noel ...
Readhead
Bliss Kelley ...
Ring Girl
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Announcer 2
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Camera Man
Ross Rouillier ...
Titov Corner Man
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Liquor Store Clerk
Rhonda Floyd Aguillard ...
Fight Spectator
Kaitlin Hoychick ...
Ring Girl
Scott O'Shaughnessy ...
Justin Lean
Bruce Sanders Jr. ...
Hoodlum 1
Joe Williams ...
Hoodlum 2
Brittany Soileau ...
The Blonde
Kyle Bradley ...
Titan
Vinny Lobello ...
Referee - Tittan Fight
Vinny Lebelo ...
Titan Referee
Richard Arwood ...
Uniformed Officer
Matthew Thompson ...
Skinny Thug
Naretta Wade ...
Fight Crowd
Callie Marx ...
Fight Crowd
Laci Lambert ...
Fight Crowd
Latoya Johnson ...
Fight Crowd
Christopher Godso Jr. ...
Fight Crowd
Meghan Harman ...
Fight Crowd
Brandon Hayes ...
Fight Crowd
John Evans ...
Fight Crowd
Myeisha Wade ...
Fight Crowd
Amber Price ...
Fight Crowd
Audrey Lachney ...
Fight Crowd
Hannah Martin ...
Fight Crowd (as Heather Martin)
Janade Williams ...
Fight Crowd
Kierrah Roberson ...
Fight Crowd
Traci Johnson ...
Fight Crowd (as Stacy Johnson)
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Landlord (uncredited)
Andrew Bentler ...
Texas Club Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Charlotte Biggs ...
Fight Fan (uncredited)
Jennifer Culicchia ...
MMA Ring Girl (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ...
Judge #1 (uncredited)
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Referee (uncredited)
Kristal Kincaid ...
Fight Crowd (uncredited)
Josh Mancuso ...
College Wrestler (uncredited)
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Russian Referee (uncredited)
Johnny Santiago ...
Ringside Timekeeper (uncredited)
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Maury Rosen (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jason Connery

Written by

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Adam Mervis ... ()

Produced by

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Stephanie Caleb ... producer
Christopher D'Elia ... co-producer
Moshe Diamant ... producer
Stacy Frankel ... associate producer
Steven A. Frankel ... executive producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey ... associate producer
Lauren Ito ... producer
Robert Jones ... associate producer
Michael Klein ... co-producer
Arnaud Lannic ... associate producer
Christophe Lannic ... associate producer
Christopher Milburn ... co-producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown ... co-producer (as Lucy Mukerjee)
Karri O'Reilly ... producer
Bobby Ranghelov ... executive producer
Jeffrey Silver ... producer
Joel Silver ... executive producer
Courtney Solomon ... producer
Gregory M. Walker ... executive producer

Music by

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Ian Honeyman

Cinematography by

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Marco Fargnoli

Film Editing by

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Andrew Bentler
William Yeh

Editorial Department

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Gerri Sax Bove ... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Tarn Fox ... colorist
Ryan Hymel ... assistant editor / post-production assistant
Avi Kleinberger ... post production supervisior
Juan Soto ... dailies supervisor
Cj Stewart ... digital intermediate producer
Erin Nicole Wyatt ... on-line editor

Casting By

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Sally Lear

Production Design by

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Erika Rice

Set Decoration by

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Jessica Navran

Costume Design by

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Stacy Ellen Rich

Makeup Department

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Emily Burka ... makeup department head
April Melerine ... makeup artist
Lauren Thomas ... makeup supervisor / special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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John Goodwill ... unit production manager
Meredith Nunnikhoven ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anthony E. Cabral ... second assistant director
Matt Corrado ... first assistant director
Jordan Edwards ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Christina Bright ... prop buyer
Ed Burcham ... set dresser (as Eddie Burcham)
Beau Chaney ... set dresser
Saul Cruthirds ... art production assistant
Eileen Dennehy ... assistant property master
Joshua Kliewer ... on-set dresser
Tim Osteen ... production assistant
Erika Rice ... production design team
Mike Scherschel ... property master
Derek Tovar ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Michael Baird ... supervising sound designer
Scott Brewster ... adr recordist
Jason Dotts ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Cameron O. Galloway ... sound effects editor
Jerry Gilbert ... re-recording mixer
Rachel Grissom ... sound mixer
Geordy Sincavage ... foley editor / supervising foley mixer
Alex Ullrich ... foley artist
Jon Vogl ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
J.P. Welgus ... foley cue
Carlos Wilkerson ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Robert Brown ... special effects coordinator
Don Goldman ... pyrotechnician

Visual Effects by

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Tarn Fox ... visual effects producer
Jesse Landry ... visual effects artist
Joseph Langdale ... visual effects artist
D.J. Shea ... visual effects supervisor
Jim Livolsi ... Visual Effects Consultant (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Bernecker ... stunt performer
Danny Cosmo ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Galpin ... stunt performer
Bruce Sanders Jr. ... stunt performer
Matt Thompson ... stunt double: Devon Sawa
Joe Nin Williams ... stunts (as Joe Williams)
John Zimmerman ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cook Allender ... still photographer
Heather Brown ... second assistant camera
Samuel Brownfield ... second unit cinematographer
Eric Caughey ... electric intern
Tom Cherry ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jacob Clegg ... electrician
Jake Clegg ... electrician
Jake Czepiel ... grip
Nick Franco ... a camera operator / steadicam operator
Justin LeBlanc ... second assistant camera
Scott Lipez ... best boy electric
Michael John Marcinik ... first assistant "b" camera
Kevin Martt ... dolly grip
Robb McCleary ... grip
Dan Ory ... electrician
Jeremy Osbern ... gaffer
Bily Salazar ... digital loader
Michael Stoecker ... key grip
Jon Tenholder ... best boy grip
Jerry Wheat ... rigging gaffer
Rob Williams ... electrician
Dan Wyssmann ... grip

Casting Department

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Marcelle Baer ... casting assistant
Brent Caballero ... local casting
Hank Langlois ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kristen Anthony ... set costumer
Katey Ravencraft ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Lisa Calhoun ... co-location manager
Rikki Longanecker ... assistant location manager
Bonnie Marquette ... location manager

Music Department

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Charles M. Barsamian ... executive music producer
Laura Katz ... music clearance and licensing
Stephen Lukach ... score technical assistant
Jeremy Pleasant ... music supervisor
Daniel Rojas ... composer: additional music / musician: guitar
Andy Ross ... executive in charge of music

Transportation Department

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Chris Dunn ... driver
Tack Johnson ... transportation captain
Jim Roban ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Samuel Accardo ... production assistant
Ross Baringer ... set production assistant
Robert Benavides Jr. ... director assistant
Kate Bowen ... post accounting
Shelley Marie Brown ... promotions
Betsy Davis ... CFO
Claude Forest ... insurance broker
Pamela Garrett ... first assistant accountant
Kayla Gueho ... assistant production office coordinator
David Guilbeau ... craft service (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Gabriel Gator Guilbeau ... craft service (as Gabriel Guilbeau)
Andrew Hempfling ... production assistant
Ali Jazayeri ... SVP: finance
Alan J. Lam ... production accountant
Carl Lawson ... production assistant
Nick Lougheed ... set intern
Michael Andrew Mann ... post payroll accountant
Callie Martin ... production assistant
Meredith Nunnikhoven ... production coordinator
Sarah O'Connell ... social media manager
Ryan Redmond ... production assistant
Friday Savathphoune ... script supervisor
Robert Shambo ... production assistant
Jonathan Michael Wade ... key set production assistant
Judy Sharinger ... Completion & Delivery Consultant (uncredited)
Johnny Stockard ... caterer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines His only way out is getting back in See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gladiators (France)
  • Philly Kid (Germany)
  • The Philly Kid - Never Back Down (Germany)
  • El chico de Filadelfia (Spain)
  • O Garoto de Ouro (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections References The Wire (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Your Love Is Convenient See more »
Quotes Marks: You just killed my partner. You're dead.
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