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Grudge Match Trailer Arrives
De Niro Vs. Stallone: punch-fest!

12 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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While the second image from Sylvester Stallone/Robert De Niro pugilism pic Grudge Match arrived earlier (that can be found, along with the first, in a gallery lower down the page), the trailer has now stepped into the ring. Take a look. 

Grudge Match follows what happens when two old school boxers, whose careers peaked in the 1980s, are brought back together for one final, grand slam fit of fisticuffs.

It’s all the idea of boxing promoter Dante (Kevin Hart), who spots an opportunity to reunite bitter old rivals Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone), who traded blows and championship belts before Razor announced his retirement before a big deciding match.

Before they get back in the ring, though, the pair meet while filming motion capture scenes for a new boxing game, and the old conflict comes bubbling back to the surface. Soon, the HBO bout is a hot ticket, but can the two old timers make it through training?

While the trailer show the film is frontloading the laughs, it does appear there's a fair chunk of emotion running through this one too as the veteran fighters consider their lives and confront old demons, including Billy's discovery that he has a son (The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal).

With Peter Segal calling the shots (and the punches), Grudge Match is out on January 17. And aren't you impressed? We got through that whole story without mentioning Rocky or Raging Bull!


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