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Certificate 15
Cast
Channing Tatum
Terrence Howard
Luis Guzman
Brian White
Flaco Navaja
Directors
Dito Montiel
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Running Time
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Fighting
NYC youth finds a way of getting off the streets with professional extreme fighting. Frying pan, fire?


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Plot
Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership. As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.


Verdict
By the book boxing fair, but with extreme dirty fighting. Cliches abound.


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