Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: April 24, 2009
DVD: August 25, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 2.75
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Cast: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian White, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao, Quinton Aaron


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.

Director: Dito Montiel
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Kevin Misher
Screenplay: Robert Munich, Dito Montiel
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  • 4 stars "eye candy nothing more"