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American Brawler (2013)

Barrio Brawler (original title)
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A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.

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Jose Montesinos

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Jose Montesinos (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Antonio Alvarez Marco Antonio Alvarez ... Carlos Castillo
Dennis Ruel ... Ricky
O.G. Dave Rivera O.G. Dave Rivera ... Morales
E. Ambriz DeColosio ... Eduardo Ruiz
Morgan Benoit ... Chuy
Stacey Rose Stacey Rose ... Vanessa
Justin Perez Justin Perez ... Diego
Jon Carlo ... Drew
Jenna Davi Jenna Davi ... Karen
Natalie Aldajani Natalie Aldajani ... Sonia
Melissa Locsin Melissa Locsin ... Marta
Maya Tapia Maya Tapia ... Abuelita
Giovannie Espiritu ... Stella
George Herman George Herman ... Christopher
Ricardo Gamboa Ricardo Gamboa ... The Announcer (as Richard Gamboa)
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More martial arts movies please!!!!!!!!
16 October 2013 | by m_roberts_07See all my reviews

To be honest I didn't think much of this before I watched it expecting it to be poor quality. Was I wrong!! I loved this movie!!! I don't understand why people would post a negative review. Fair enough American Brawler is slightly B-Grade with a plot that's been done to death.

However, in saying so this is a different format of the typical plot line regarding a struggling martial artist is fighting in an illegal bare knuckle circuit in order to save his school or to prevent himself from filing for bankruptcy.

I enjoyed the creation of characters and especially the fight scenes...there were some awesome scenes during the fights when they are fighting fast paced, but then slow motion. I loved it! Overall, the movie makers should definitely do more movies like this. Thanks for keeping martial arts movies alive.

I have been watching martial arts movies throughout my childhood until adulthood. I recommend this if you are a martial arts movie buff such as myself.

To the negative reviewers...you must have bad taste in movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Brawler See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Taut Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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