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American Fighter (2019)

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A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he's made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.
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Credited cast:
Tommy Flanagan ... McClellen
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Duke
Christina Moore ... Joy
Allison Paige ... Heidi
John Ducey ... Captain Dennis Martin
Jessica Uberuaga ... Ms. Turner
Bryan Craig ... Ryan Caulder
Marcella Bragio ... College Student
Anna Zielinski ... Fiona
Teresa Navarro ... Fight Club Waitress
George Kosturos ... Ali Jahani
Salome Azizi ... Goli Jahani
David Anthony Buglione ... Rocco
Nicholas Guilak ... Pasha
Tim Neff ... Hennigan
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A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he's made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Follows American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016) See more »

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Nostalgia, Fights and realism make American Fighter a great watch!
22 July 2020 | by editor-80471See all my reviews

Shaun Paul Piccinino directs American Fighter and you can tell from the fight scenes that Piccinino (said Peach-ah-nino) has a vast amount of experience in the stunt business. The film's cinematography doesn't blow you away, but what the director does, is choose to go with a realistic approach to the fights.

Gone is the blood and gore that has become a staple of the genre; we don't get any dramatic slow-motion punches and heads swing around with sweat spinning off. We get a rawness and fast-paced energy in each fight that helps keep the narrative at the centre of the film, while still satisfying the fight fans needs.

The choice to go with the gritty rather than glitzy was a bold choice but one that was well made and gave the film a realism. Being a movie set in the 80s the use of the training and fight montages fits more snuggly than it does in today's movies and the choices of homage to Rocky and some other 80s classics make this fun to watch.


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USA

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20 July 2020 (UK) See more »

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$4,050
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