PG-13 | | Drama, Sport
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 course with his estranged, older brother.
Sadly, this was the second sports movie that Gavin O'Connor directed in which a main influence was tragically killed in a car accident during production. Herb Brooks died in a car accident during the making of "Miracle" (2004), and Charles "Mask" Lewis was killed by a drunk driver just before the making of "Warrior" (2011).
Tommy? Jesus! What are you doing here?
Tom Conlon: I was just passing through. I figured why not have a belt with the old man.
North Hills Senior High School, where Brendan taught physics, and the Twin Highway Drive-in theater, where his students watched the final two fights, take place in Philadelphia but are actually located in Pittsburgh, where most of the rest of the movie is set.
$5,242,107 (USA) (11 September 2011)
$13,657,115 (USA) (3 November 2011)
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