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Warrior (2011)

  • Rate: 8.2/10 total 144,317 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 9 September 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 140 min
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  • IMDb page: Warrior (2011)
  • Rate: 8.2/10 total 144,317 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 9 September 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 140 min
  • Filming Location: Santa Clarita, California, USA
  • Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $23,057,115(Worldwide)(3 November 2011)
  • Director: Gavin O'Connor
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Mark Isham   
  • Soundtrack: Get Up!
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Tournament | Mixed Martial Arts | Alcoholic | Fighting | Warrior

Writing Credits By:

  • Gavin O'Connor (screenplay) &
  • Anthony Tambakis (screenplay) &
  • Cliff Dorfman (screenplay)
  • Gavin O'Connor (story) &
  • Cliff Dorfman (story)

Known Trivia

  • When the announcer is quoting Koba’s credentials, he states that he is an Olympic Gold medalist in wrestling. Kurt Angle, the actor playing Koba, won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics in the 220lbs/100 kg weight class for freestyle wrestling. He was also a world champion in the same style and weight class in 1995.
  • Co-writers Anthony Tambakis and Gavin O’Connor were introduced by comedian Bryan Callen, who plays himself in the movie alongside writer Sam Sheridan. Callen dated director Patty Jenkins for 9 years. She is now married to Sheridan.
  • The role of the promoter, played by director Gavin O’Connor, was originally written for TapouT founder ‘Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis’. Lewis was killed by a drunk driver just before shooting began. O’Connor spoke at Lewis’ memorial service on April 14, 2009, six days before principal photography began. The film is dedicated to him.
  • The role of Paddy was written for Nick Nolte by Anthony Tambakis and Gavin O’Connor, who is neighbors with the actor in Malibu. The studio was resistant to casting Nolte, but the writers held firm and Nolte’s portrayal has won him universal critical praise.
  • Anthony Tambakis and Gavin O’Connor selected The National song “About Today” to close the movie before writing the final scene. The scene was written with the song playing on a continual loop at O’Connor’s house while the writers worked.
  • Joel Edgerton tore his MCL in the cage during production, halting fight scenes for six weeks. Tom Hardy suffered a broken toe, broken ribs, and a broken finger.
  • Frank Grillo based his character on famed MMA trainer Greg Jackson. Grillo and Joel Edgerton trained and lived with Jackson at his New Mexico gym during pre-production. All of Grillo’s fight scene dialogue while “cornering” Edgerton was suggested by Jackson.
  • The original script location for the Conlon family was Long Beach, CA. It was moved to Pittsburgh due to Pennsylvania tax breaks. The scenes set at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City were originally written for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Gavin O’Connor moved the action to New Jersey to fit with the gritty east coast aesthetic of the film.
  • Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle played the Russian fighter “Koba,” whose nickname was taken from the moniker given to ‘Josef Stalin’. In the original script, “Koba” was named “King Kong,” but it was changed for legal reasons. The brother of Gavin O’Connor’s assistant, Samantha Ellison, suggested the name “Koba.”
  • The location for the scenes in Iraq was actually an abandoned parking lot on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, dressed to look like the desert by production designer Dan Leigh.

Goofs: Boom mic visible: Right before the final round in the finale, when Brendan gets up for the round, the camera follows him and the boom mic is seen right behind his head for a few frames (time marker 2:07:34).

Plot: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother. Full summary »  »

Story: Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart…Written by Anonymous  


Synopsis: Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte), exits a Pittsburgh church. He starts up his old Chevrolet and drives to his home, while listening to a book-tape of Moby Dick. He arrives home to find his teenage son Tommy (Tom Hardy) sitting on his stoop drinking a bottle of whiskey and popping pills. Tommy, visibly inebriated, offers Paddy a drink, but he refuses and invites his son in for a cup of coffee instead. Inside Tommy shares little concerning his whereabouts over the last few years and instead spends his time teasing the reformed alcoholic before passing out in his easy chair.

Brendan Conlon (Joel Edgerton) lives in suburban Philadelphia with his ideal nuclear family. He and his wife Tess (Jennifer Morrison) lament their economic hardships. Brendan works full time as a high school physics teacher, and Tess works two jobs just to stay afloat. Brendan visits the local credit union to discuss refinancing options with the bank manager but learns that he is upside-down in his mortgage and will lose his home within a month. Option-less Brendan tells Tess that he’ll spend his nights bouncing at a strip club a couple of towns over, to make extra money.

Tommy makes his way through Pittsburgh and comes to an old gym that he frequented as a kid. He signs up for a monthly membership and begins to train again, while watching professional MMA fighter Pete "Mad Dog" Grimes (Erik Apple), who easily knocks-out numerous sparring partners. Grimes’ manager puts out the word that for any fighter willing to practice against Mad Dog will get $200 on the spot. Tommy accepts the offer, but is brushed off by Mad Dog and his manager. Tommy persists and is eventually allowed into the ring. Mad Dog dances across the mat, takes the first swing, and is instantly knocked-out by Tommy with a swift rush of crushing blows. Tommy tells Mad Dog’s manager that he’ll be expecting that $200. Unbeknownst to Tommy the sparring session had been recorded and quickly uploaded to Youtube.

Brendan wraps up his teaching job in the early afternoon, calls his wife, and tells her that he’ll be heading to his bouncing job and to say goodnight to his daughters. Brendan pulls up outside a strip club where a makeshift boxing ring sits in the parking lot. Brendan lied to Tess. He enters the ring and squeaks out a win over his opponent. Later that evening Brendan arrives home and awakens Tess, who is shocked to see his right eye swollen and bruised. She asks why he lied, and he admits that the house will be foreclosed on and that amateur MMA fights pay more in one night than bouncing does in a month. She pleads with him to stop.

Mad Dog’s manager knocks on Paddy Conlon’s front door. He tells Paddy that Tommy Reardon gave him his address when he signed up for his gym membership and that he would like to train and manage Tommy. Paddy rejects the offer citing that Tommy doesn’t live there, but will pass the information along to him. The next day Paddy eats his lunch at a local diner and is surprised when Tommy walks in. Tommy wants Paddy to train him, as he did when he was a teenager. Tommy explains that this isn’t meant to be a bonding moment for the two of them; Paddy will act as his trainer, and not his father. Paddy accepts the proposal under multiple conditions. He tells Tommy to empty the prescription pill bottles from his pockets, to lay off alcohol, coffee, and junk food. Tommy reluctantly accepts the conditions.

Brendan goes to work the following day, his shiner in full-view, and catches gawking looks of students and teachers. In his class, one of Brendan’s students comments that his brother saw him win his MMA fight in the strip club parking lot, and wonders if it’s true. Before he answers the student, the school principal Joe Zito (Kevin Dunn) peaks his head into the classroom and tells Brendan to meet him in his office. Principal Zito tells Brendan that he can’t fight in a strip club parking lot and work full time at the school. Brendan is placed on suspension without pay for the duration of the semester. Without pay, Brendan decides that the only way to make house payments is to show up at more parking-lot MMA fights. Tess reluctantly caves to Brendan’s decision. Brendan goes to meet his old fighting coach Frank Campana (Frank Grillo) who is currently grooming an up-and-coming MMA fighter for the "Sparta" tournament in Atlantic City. Brendan pleads for training from Frank. Frank caves and allows Brendan to train with his team. Frank’s unorthodox training methods prove well for Brendan, who quickly regains his strength and agility. Brendan arrives home one night and is surprised to see Paddy parked in front of his house. Paddy asks if he can see his granddaughters, but Brendan only sees a drunk and dismisses him. Paddy lets slip that he’s 1,000 days sober and that Tommy is training with him. This surprises Brendan because Tommy hated Paddy even more than he did, and chose to leave Paddy with their Mom while Brendan stayed behind to marry Tess. Brendan tells Paddy to leave. At the peak of his training, Frank’s MMA contender suffers a crippling injury, leaving him without a fighter for the Sparta Tournament. Brendan convinces Frank to put his trust in him and to allow him to fight in the tournament, which carries a $5,000,000 prize.

Video of Tommy’s beating of Mad Dog Grimes has swept across the internet. In Iraq, a trio of soldiers watches the Youtube clip on a laptop. One of the soldiers recognizes Tommy’s face and hurriedly returns to his tent where he searches his bag for a helmet-cam videotape. He watches the videotape in which half a dozen soldiers flee from a sinking tank, after being rescued by Tommy. Tommy saved the unit. Shortly thereafter Tommy calls a woman in El Paso, TX. In her home, numerous framed portraits of a latino man in a marine uniform adorn the walls; in one photo Tommy, also in uniform, stands next to the Latino marine, smiling. Tommy knows the woman and her children, and she knows him. They both speak of the deceased marine… Tommy’s best friend and the closest thing he ever had to a brother.

Both Tommy and Brendan arrive at the Sparta Tournament; Tommy arrives with his father while Brendan arrives with Frank. For the first day, all the tournament’s fighters give press interviews, except for Tommy who ducks the media attention. Brendan sees Tommy from across the room, and wants to approach him, but Tommy flees with Paddy. That evening Tommy walks along the New Jersey shore and sees Brendan approaching him. Brendan attempts numerous times to apologize for his lack of contact over the last few years, but he didn’t know where to look. Tommy accuses Brendan of abandoning him and their mother, so he could have a girlfriend. Tommy refuses to acknowledge Brendan as his brother, and tells him that his brother died in Iraq. The two part ways.

The Sparta Tournament begins with 16 contenders and will have four rounds. If you win you move on to the next round. To make matters worse, the undefeated Russian Powerhouse known only as "Koba" (Kurt Angle) is making his American debut. Tommy enters his first fight and is believed to be a fluke or a "Youtube sensation" and nothing more. His opponent is heavily favored to win. Tommy enters the ring with no music or fanfare. Paddy follows him to the ring. His opponent enters, the bell rings, and with a single strike, Tommy K.O.s his opponent. Without bothering to check with the ref, Tommy turns and exits the ring as the crowd cheers.

Brendan prepares for his first fight, and he is an even greater underdog than Tommy. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy echoes through the arena as he walks up to the ring. His opponent "Midnight" is heavily favored to win. For the first two rounds of the fight Brendan is beaten to a pulp. Midnight is faster and stronger than Brendan. During time-outs Frank reminds Brendan why he is fighting. If Brendan wants to go home, all he has to do is tap out, but if he doesn’t win there won’t be a home to go home to. During the final round, Brendan manages to put Midnight in a painful hold and eventually forces him to tap out. The MMA community is shocked that a high school physics teacher has made it through the first round of the tournament. He texts Tess, who had refused to watch his first fight. She jumps for joy when she receives the "I WON!" text message.

Tommy prepares for his second fight of the tournament. Once again he enters the arena without music or entourage. The fight begins and Tommy immediately knocks out his opponent before confidently exiting the arena. Paddy smirks. Later that evening Paddy watches the news and is surprised as it’s a story about Tommy. The soldier from Iraq has made his helmet-cam video public, and the world is now aware that Tommy is a Marine and a war hero. Paddy calls for Tommy to watch, but Tommy is uninterested. He leaves the hotel room and heads to the casino where he mindlessly feeds a slot machine. Paddy catches up with him and asks why Tommy never told him about being a war hero marine. Tommy loses his composure and shouts at Paddy. He tells him that his platoon in Iraq was on patrol when they were fired upon by friendly forces. His best friend, along with the rest of his unit, was killed leaving Tommy as the sole survivor. Fed up Tommy deserted the corps and fled. One his way he crossed paths with a sinking tank, and feeling compelled to help he saved those inside, including the soldier with the helmet-cam. He becomes famous as the soldier who "ripped a tank open with his bare hands." Tommy doesn’t feel like a hero. All he wants is to win the tournament and send his winnings to the family of his fallen marine brother. His story has a single gaping hole, though. The marine corps has no record of a Tommy Reardon (Reardon being his mother’s maiden name). Tommy berates Paddy and tells him, among other things, to go to hell.

Brendan prepares for his second fight of the tournament. Once again he enters the ring and barely survives each round. His stronger and faster opponent nearly bests him, but Brendan manages to put him into an inescapable and painful hold. Brendan wins, once again, by tap-out. Back in Philadelphia his students are eager to support Brendan, or Mr. C. They approach Principal Zito and ask if they can watch the Sparta tournament on the big screen in the school gym. Zito denies the option, telling them to find somewhere else. Secretly Zito watches the fights from home, cheering-on Brendan.

Tommy awakens on the morning of his third fight, and the night after scolding his father, to the sound of Paddy’s drunken slurring of Moby Dick. Paddy, heartbroken after the night before, broke his sobriety and consumed all the liquor in the hotel mini-bar. Paddy shouts at Ahab and his crew to turn around and to leave the whale alone. Tommy wrestles with the old man, and lays down with him in his bed, where he hugs him until he passes out. On the night of his third fight. Tommy will battle Mad Dog Grimes, again. Grimes has been bad-mouthing Tommy ever since they first met in the Pittsburgh gym. He argues that Tommy sucker-punched him, and had he known that Tommy was an experienced fighter he would have been more brutal. Once again Tommy, alone, enters the arena without a provided soundtrack, only to hear the chorus-line of marines seated in the stands behind him. He briefly nods to them before facing Mad Dog. Mad Dog teases and toys with Tommy. As the fight begins Tommy easily drops Mad Dog to the mat and pummels him into unconsciousness. The ref pulls Tommy off of Mad Dog’s unconscious body, and Tommy immediately exits the arena to the cheers of the marines in the stands.

Brendan’s third fight is the most lopsided so far. His opponent is the undefeated Russian Koba. Brendan and Frank enter the arena and Frank gestures to the front row of the fight. Tess has come to watch Brendan fight Koba. In Philadelphia Brendan’s students have rented a large drive-in movie theater so they can watch the fights. Principal Zito arrives to watch, too. The fight begins, and Koba proves to be Brendan’s toughest opponent to date. He bloodies Brendan’s face and nearly forces him to tap out during the first two rounds. Tess and Frank watch in horror as Brendan’s dreams seemingly slip away. Brendan rallies his strength and attempts numerous times to put Koba in a hold. He finally succeeds and Koba, unable to escape, taps out. The arena is shocked. Brendan and Tess kiss, and all celebrate the defeat of the undefeated.

On the day of the fourth fight, news comes of Tommy’s true identity. Tommy never enlisted in the Marine Corps as Tommy "Reardon" (his mother’s name) but rather as Tommy Conlon (his father’s name). The marine corps sees that Tommy Conlon deserted in Iraq and will place him under military arrest after the tournament. The greatest shock to those watching, is that the final two fighters in the Sparta tournament are brothers. Brendan enters the arena first to Ode to Joy, followed shortly by Tommy with no sight of Paddy. Before the fight begins Brendan asks Tommy where Paddy is, but gets no reply. The fight begins, and a rage-filled Tommy pummels Brendan.

The first round comes to an end with a late punch by Tommy and a bloodied Brendan. Frank reminds Brendan to maintain composure. The second round mirrors the first. Tommy unleashes punishing blows while Brendan does his best to try and trap Tommy in a hold. The second round comes to an end. The third round begins, and despite multiple severe blows, Brendan manages to put Tommy in a hold, with his left arm trapped beneath Brendan’s knee. Tommy elbows Brendan in the face multiple times and seconds before the round ends he over-extends his left arm, exerting an audible CRACK. His tendon snaps and Brendan hears it. Brendan tells Frank to stop the fight as Tommy’s left arm is basically broken. Frank ignores the pleas and tells Brendan to finish him off in the fourth round. The fourth round begins. Tommy attempts to conceal his dangling left arm as he takes poorly aimed jabs with his right. Brendan backs away and asks why Tommy wants to continue to fight. Brendan attempts to convince Tommy to stop numerous times but realizes that Tommy won’t quit. He spins around, latches Tommy in a painful hold. While Tommy is still held down by Brendan, and their father helplessly watches on, Brendan says "I love you! I love you Tommy!" You then see Tommy tapout on Brendan’s shoulder. Brendan is victorious, but he is more concerned for Tommy’s welfare. He wraps his arms around him as he lays huddled on the mat. Brendan shoos the cameras and people away and the two walk into the tunnel. Paddy looks on from the stands and tears dampen his cheeks. The final image they leave you with is the two brothers walking down the tunnel with Tommy, slouching over with Brendan’s right arm around Tommy’s shoulders and his left arm holding Tommy’s broken arm, with Tommy’s right hand over top of Brendan’s hand.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Lisa Ellzey known as executive producer
  • Josh Fagin known as co-producer
  • John J. Kelly known as executive producer
  • Jamie Marshall known as co-producer
  • David Mimran known as executive producer
  • Gavin O'Connor known as producer
  • Greg O'Connor known as producer
  • Michael Paseornek known as executive producer
  • Jordan Schur known as executive producer
  • Anthony Tambakis known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Joel Edgerton known as Brendan Conlon
  • Tom Hardy known as Tommy Conlon
  • Nick Nolte known as Paddy Conlon
  • Jennifer Morrison known as Tess Conlon
  • Frank Grillo known as Frank Campana
  • Kevin Dunn known as Principal Zito
  • Maximiliano Hernández known as Colt Boyd
  • Bryan Callen known as Himself
  • Sam Sheridan known as Himself
  • Fernando Chien known as Fenroy (as Fernando Funan Chien)
  • Jake McLaughlin known as Mark Bradford
  • Vanessa Martinez known as Pilar Fernandez
  • Denzel Whitaker known as Stephon
  • Carlos Miranda known as Tito
  • Nick Lehane known as Nash
  • Laura Chinn known as KC (as Laura Kenley)
  • Capri Thomas known as Emily Conlon
  • Lexi Cowan known as Rosie Conlon
  • Noah Emmerich known as Dan Taylor
  • Dan Caldwell known as Himself (as Dan 'Punkass' Caldwell)
  • Tim Katz known as Himself (as Timothy 'Skyskrape' Katz)
  • Julia Stockstad known as J.J. Riley's Assistant
  • Josh Rosenthal known as Referee Josh Rosenthal
  • Kurt Angle known as Koba
  • Erik Apple known as Pete 'Mad Dog' Grimes
  • Anthony Johnson known as Orlando 'Midnight' Le
  • Nathan Marquardt known as Karl Kruller (as Nate Marquardt)
  • Roan Carneiro known as Marcos Santos
  • Daniel Stevens known as Francisco Barbosa
  • Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom known as Sun Chu (as Anthony Nanakornpanom)
  • Hans Marrero known as Diego Santana
  • Yves Edwards known as Houston Greggs
  • Amir Perets known as Yosi
  • Anthony Tambakis known as Sparta Official
  • Jimmy Cvetic known as Tender Trap Promoter
  • Jace Jeanes known as Mike 'The Mutilator' Moore
  • Jake Digman known as Tender Trap Announcer
  • Richard Fike known as Tender Trap Referee
  • Andre' Mason known as Midnight Corner Man (as Andre Mason)
  • James Houk known as State Official
  • Aaron Kleiber known as Koba Entourage #1 (as Aaron R. Kleiber)
  • Raymond Rowe known as Koba Entourage #2
  • Lambert R. Strayer known as Koba Entourage #3
  • Roman Vasylyshyn known as Koba Entourage #4
  • Jonathan Matthew Anik known as Himself
  • Rashad Evans known as Himself
  • Stephan Bonnar known as Himself
  • Michelle Dawn Mooney known as Herself
  • Tim Bickel known as A.V. Simers
  • Jack Fisher known as Platoon Sergeant (as Jack Fischer)
  • Jeff Hochendoner known as Marine MP #1
  • Armon York Williams known as Marine MP #2 (as Amrmon York)
  • Adam Stanley known as Marine #1 (as Adam Christian Stanley)
  • James Dreussi known as Marine #2
  • Kevin P. Hanley known as Inspector
  • Tammy Townsend known as Zito's Wife
  • Etta Cox known as Zito's Secretary
  • Sandy Notaro known as Diner Waitress
  • Francesca Ortenzio known as Concierge
  • Jaime Sinue Aguirre known as Manny
  • Tracy Campbell known as Desk Girl
  • Tom McCue known as Taxi Cab Driver (as Thomas McCue)
  • Manuel Espinosa known as Warden Perez
  • Jason Baker known as Campana Gym employee (uncredited)
  • Robert Bizik known as Atlantic City Gambler (uncredited)
  • Rustic Bodomov known as Highroller (uncredited)
  • Jason Botsford known as Ringside Audience (uncredited)
  • Kevin Christy known as Max Hall (uncredited)
  • Tommy Dallace known as Dragon (uncredited)
  • John P. Gross known as High Roller (uncredited)
  • Sam Harris known as Mexican Prison Guard (uncredited)
  • Marki Henderson known as Ringside Fight Fan (uncredited)
  • William James Kelly known as Casino Gambler (uncredited)
  • Tiffany Kemp known as Bank Customer (uncredited)
  • Edward Luksich known as Superintendent Yorn (uncredited)
  • Ed McKeever known as Atlantic City VIP (uncredited)
  • Roman Mitichyan known as Russian Commentator (uncredited)
  • Rick Montgomery Jr. known as Ringsider Reporter (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Moon known as Event Photographer (uncredited)
  • Gavin O'Connor known as J.J. Riley (uncredited)
  • Dwayne Pintoff known as Ringside Doctor (uncredited)
  • Vincent Riviezzo known as Casino Guest (uncredited)
  • Brenna Roth known as Ring Girl (uncredited)
  • Michelle Vezzani known as Bank Teller (uncredited)
  • Paul Weaver known as Ringside Official (uncredited)
  • James Werley known as Ringside Judge (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Trish Almeida known as department head hair stylist
  • Felicity Bowring known as makeup department head
  • Roderick R. Carter known as assistant makeup artist (as Rod Carter)
  • Mishell Chandler known as key hair stylist
  • Sharyn Cordice known as assistant makeup artist
  • Jeannee Josefczyk known as assistant makeup artist
  • Nancy Keslar known as assistant hair stylist
  • Rachel Kick known as assistant makeup artist
  • Dugg Kirkpatrick known as department head hair stylist
  • Karen Lovell known as assistant hair stylist
  • Heather Mages known as key makeup artist
  • David Presnell known as makeup intern
  • Rosalee Riggle known as assistant hair stylist
  • Calvin Scott known as key makeup artist
  • Marianne Skiba known as assistant makeup artist
  • Randy Westgate known as makeup department head
  • Amanda Williams known as key hair stylist (as Amanda M. Williams)

Art Department:

  • Jenn Albaugh known as art department production assistant (as Jennifer Albaugh)
  • Joe Arnold known as property master
  • Demian Aspinwall known as set dresser
  • Timothy Barnhill known as on-set dresser
  • Greg Boggs known as carpenter
  • Emilie Bosworth-Clemens known as scenic artist
  • Dan Bothe known as carpenter (as Daniel Bothe)
  • Lisa Bradley known as construction assistant
  • Keith Brzozowski known as carpenter
  • Paul Bucciarelli known as on-set dresser
  • Robert Buncher known as carpenter
  • Daragh Byrne known as set dresser
  • Julie Chill known as scenic artist
  • Joe T. Conard known as greens
  • Raymond Consing known as storyboard artist
  • Jonathan Curotola known as set dresser
  • Darien N. D'Alfonso known as scenic artist (as Darien D'Alfonso)
  • Jolene Elyse Dames known as scenic artist (as Jolene Elyse Drylie)
  • Eugene Doyle known as set dresser (as Gene Doyle)
  • Josh Drylie known as scenic artist
  • Zachary Dwyer known as swing gang
  • Chip Eccles known as carpenter (as Charles 'Chip' Eccles)
  • Gina Favano known as scenic artist
  • William H. Franko known as on-set dresser (as William Franko)
  • Thomas J. Garrigan known as assistant prop master (as Thomas Garrigan)
  • Severino Gonzales known as leadman
  • Mark Gualtieri known as painter
  • Joshua Hogan known as scenic artist
  • Smith Harper Hutchings known as scenic gang boss
  • Norm Johnson known as carpenter
  • Gregory Jones known as key greens
  • Kenneth J. Kellers known as swing gang (as Kenneth Kellers)
  • Brett Kennedy known as painter
  • Lara Lampenfield known as charge scenic artist
  • Jeff Lavezoli known as storyboard artist
  • Merissa Lombardo known as buyer
  • Joseph A. Manni known as carpenter
  • Thomas Matela known as scenic artist
  • Mike Matesic known as gang boss
  • Tim McGrane known as scenic artist
  • Daniel McGuinness known as carpenter
  • Michael J. McKee known as carpenter
  • Len Morganti known as storyboard artist
  • David Moriarty known as scenic artist
  • Elizabeth A. Nally known as scenic artist
  • Bronwen O'Connor known as artist: children's artwork
  • Edward Wayne Parrish Jr. known as welder (as Edward Parrish Jr.)
  • Justin Pelissero known as lead set dresser
  • Buster Pile known as construction coordinator (as Buster Pile II)
  • Cody Pile known as construction utility
  • Ray Pivirotto known as set dresser (as Raymond R. Pivirotto)
  • Brandon A. Plonka known as set dresser (as Brandon Plonka)
  • Gregory Puchalski known as on-set scenic artist
  • Michael G. Richer known as general foreperson (as Michael Richer)
  • Jesse Ross known as on-set dresser
  • Kelley Snyder known as additional props
  • Mamie Stein known as assistant props (as Mamie Kay Stein)
  • Diane Sunderlin known as art department coordinator
  • Shawn Tambellini known as set dresser
  • Lance R. Walters known as carpenter
  • Joseph Waterkotte known as carpenter
  • Shawn Watrous known as scenic artist
  • Leo Welsh known as set dresser
  • Kevin Wenner known as painter
  • Scott B. Wood known as gang boss
  • Jonathan Woods known as storyboard artist
  • Kelley Snyder known as additional on-set dresser (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Spivak known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Steve Tolin known as special prop fabricator (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Lionsgate
  • Mimran Schur Pictures
  • Solaris (as Solaris Entertainment)
  • Filmtribe

Other Companies:

  • Alternative Rentals  camera equipment provided by
  • American Hi-Definitions  video projection equipment
  • Armytrucks  military vehicles
  • Blane Allan's Media Masters  camera cranes and dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cinelease North Carolina  lighting and grip equipment
  • Cinemoves  camera cranes and dollies
  • City National Bank  production financing
  • Classic Images  stock footage
  • Clockwork Labs Studios  score mixing (as ClockWorkLabs)
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Deborah Ross Film Design  main and end title design
  • Dwight Crane Rentals  camera cranes and dollies (as Dwight Crane)
  • ESPN  special thanks
  • Electric Picture Solutions  AVID editorial services
  • Entertainment Clearances  rights and clearances
  • Fairfield Studios  post-production sound services
  • Film Finances  completion guaranty
  • Footsteps Post-Production Sound Inc.  foley recording facility
  • Gallagher Entertainment Insurance Services  insurance (as Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Services)
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Hat Trick Catering  catering
  • Lakeshore Records  soundtrack
  • LaserPacific  digital intermediate
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Lightspeed Grip & Lighting  camera cranes and dollies (as Lightspeed)
  • MCL Music Services  music clearance and licensing
  • Maxim Crane Works  camera cranes and dollies
  • Mega Playground  editorial equipment rentals
  • Modern VideoFilm  training montage
  • Mogul Mind Studios  facility
  • NES Rentals  camera cranes and dollies
  • PIC Agency  internal graphics
  • Peak Security  set security
  • Pepsi-Cola Company  special thanks
  • Post Haste Sound  commentary recording engineering
  • Post Modern Sound  ADR recording facility
  • Realms of Catering  catering
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Sam Hurwitz Productions  electronic press kit (EPK Produced by)
  • Scarlet Letters  end crawl
  • Sessions Payroll Management  extras payroll services
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Spacecam Systems  aerial cameras provided by
  • Thought Equity Motion  stock footage
  • Todd-AO Studios  post-production sound services
  • Union Bank  production financing
  • WLA Post Group  hd digital services


  • PARLUX Entertainment (2012) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Acme Film (2011) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Energía Entusiasta (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Forum Hungary (2011) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Gussi Films (2011) (Mexico) (theatrical)
  • Innoform Media (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2011) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
  • M2 Pictures (2011) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Maple Pictures (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2011) (France) (theatrical)
  • Prisvídeo (2011) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Starway Film Distribution (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Viva International Pictures (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Eagle Films (2010) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Film1 (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Imagem Filmes (2012) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2012) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Metropolitan Film & Video (2012) (France) (DVD)
  • Metropolitan Film & Video (2012) (France) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Pris Audiovisuais (2012) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (India) (all media)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2012) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2012) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Gravity (title animation)
  • LOOK! Effects (visual effects)
  • 2G Digital Post (visual effects)
  • XY & Z Visual Effects (visual effects) (as XY&Z Visual Effects)
  • Tinsley Studio (prosthetic make-up effects and tattoos)

Visual Effects by:

  • Colby Bartine known as visual effects intern: 2G Digital Post
  • Jamie Baxter known as compositor: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Trinh Baxter known as compositor: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Jason Bidwell known as digital compositor: 2G Digital Post
  • Derek Bird known as digital effects supervisor: Look Effects
  • John Brubaker known as roto artist: 2G Digital Post
  • Cyntia Büll known as digital artist: Look Effects (as Cyntia Buell)
  • Chris Castro-Rappal known as visual effects intern: 2G Digital Post
  • John Cornejo known as digital compositor: 2G Digital Post
  • Steve Dellerson known as visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
  • Henrik Fett known as visual effects supervisor: Look Effects
  • Jenny Foster known as visual effects producer: Look Effects
  • Janet Gaynor known as visual effects editor
  • Debra George known as roto artist: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Jeff Ginyard known as roto artist: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Eddie Gutierrez known as digital compositor: 2G Digital Post
  • Cortney Haile known as visual effects account executive: 2G Digital Post
  • Spencer Hecox known as digital effects supervisor: 2G Digital Post
  • Brian Holter known as digital compositor: 2G Digital Post
  • Andreas Jablonka known as digital compositing supervisor: 2G Digital Post
  • Brad Kalinoski known as compositing supervisor: Look Effects
  • Patrick Keenan known as digital compositor: 2G Digital Post
  • Danny S. Kim known as digital artist: Look Effects (as Danny Kim)
  • Jeff Leavitt known as roto artist: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Gabriel Lopez-Shaw known as roto artist: 2G Digital Post (as Gabriel Lopez)
  • Roger Mocenigo known as compositor: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Francesco Panzieri known as rotoscope/paint artist: 2G Digital Post
  • Justin Pascal known as lead roto artist: 2G Digital Post
  • Sarah Jean Porter known as assistant visual effects editor (as Sarah Porter)
  • Drew Redford known as roto artist: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Jason Sanford known as visual effects producer: 2G Digital Post
  • Ben Sumner known as digital artist: Look Effects
  • Mike Uguccioni known as visual effects supervisor: XY&Z Visual Effects
  • Tina Wallace known as digital artist: Look Effects
  • Ashley J. Ward known as visual effects coordinator: 2G Digital Post
  • Mike Wil known as smoke artist
  • Nicole Arnell known as roto artist: 2G Digital Post (uncredited)
  • Andy Burmeister known as matchmove artist (uncredited)
  • Michael S. Pryor known as visual effects producer: Laser Pacific (uncredited)
  • Migs Rustia known as visual effects editor (uncredited)
  • Paul Stemmer known as visual effects editor (uncredited)
  • Jason Wilson known as visual effects artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Canada 9 September 2011
  • USA 9 September 2011
  • Belgium 14 September 2011
  • France 14 September 2011
  • Estonia 16 September 2011
  • Malaysia 22 September 2011
  • Ireland 23 September 2011
  • UK 23 September 2011
  • Philippines 28 September 2011
  • Malta 5 October 2011
  • Netherlands 6 October 2011
  • Indonesia 7 October 2011
  • Israel 27 October 2011
  • Taiwan 28 October 2011 (limited)
  • Italy 2 November 2011 (limited)
  • South Korea 2 November 2011
  • Croatia 3 November 2011
  • Singapore 3 November 2011
  • Italy 4 November 2011
  • Lithuania 25 November 2011
  • Mexico 25 November 2011
  • Brazil 18 January 2012 (DVD premiere)
  • Portugal 19 January 2012
  • Germany 24 February 2012 (DVD premiere)
  • Hong Kong 24 February 2012
  • Argentina 29 February 2012 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 1 March 2012
  • Sweden 4 April 2012 (DVD premiere)
  • Peru 19 April 2012
  • Spain 20 September 2012 (TV premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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