September 9th 2011
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 139 min,
  • Lionsgate
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Dunn, Noah Emmerich, Bryan Callen, Frank Grillo, Kurt Angle, Jake McLaughlin, Gavin O'Connor, Kevin Christy, Liam Ferguson, Fernando Chien, Vanessa Martinez, Hans Marrero, Laura Kenley, Maximiliano Hern├índez, Nathan Marquardt, Jace Jeanes, Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom, Shaun Guttridge, Amir Perets, Manuel Espinosa
  • Director: Gavin O'Connor
  • Writers: Gavin O'Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman
  • Producer: Greg O'Connor
  • Co Producers: Anthony Tambakis, Jamie Marshall
  • Executive Producer: John J. Kelly
  • Art Direction: James Donahue
  • Casting: Randi Hiller
  • Costume Design: Abigail Murray
  • D.O.P.: Masanobu Takayanagi
  • Editors: Sean Albertson, Matt Chesse, John Gilroy, Aaron Marshall
  • Makeup: Randy Westgate
  • Music: Mark Isham
  • Production Design: Dan Leigh
  • Set Decoration: Ron von Blomberg


The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) 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 (Edgerton).

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Pennsylvania, USA; West Virginia, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: Solaris
  • Production Schedule: April 2009 - June 2009

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Hardy went through a demanding training routine for gaining muscle during the film's pre-production, gaining around 28 pounds of muscle and raising his overall weight to 205 pounds.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 16 September 2011: Estonia
  • 21 September 2011: France
  • 23 September 2011: Ireland, UK
  • 24 November 2011: Hungary, Portugal