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Chad Ortis "Mike Dublin" should become an A-Lister - he's a very good actor. He times throw-aways well and was a convincing sleazoid manager.
Rebecca Neunswander is captivating in her role as the fighter and she's also a very good actress. Ortis and Neunswander should do more films together - there was some great chemistry.
Despite all it's violence and blood gore, there's something about this movie that wins you over. Perhaps it's the great dialog between the characters? Kudos to writer Ian Schorr for excellent screenwriting.
(Disclaimer: I do not know any of these people. I was simply impressed that they created a fight flick that was actually interesting to watch, was well-written and acted -- and it stayed clear of the all-too typical fight movie cliches.)
Go "Speedy"! ;)
With All Due Respect To Hilary Swank's Buff-Looking Boxer, Former Martial Arts Champ Rebecca Neunswander is NOT Only The More Credible Fighter, Convincingly Taking Out Most Of Her Rivals With Skill And Quickness As Much As With Strategy; But Along With Chad Otis As The Opportunistic Promoter Michael Dublin, Gives A Top-Notch Performance As Drifter Katherine Parker, A Refreshing Rarity From The Mostly Wooden, Martial Artist-Turned-Action-Heroes That Are Usually Cast In These Films.
Even With The Different Direction That Editor/Producer/Director Johnathan Dillon Takes With This Film, It Has Enough, Excitingly Staged Fight Scenes Throughout To Please The Average Action Movie Fan; And It's An An Absolute SHAME That A Major Studio Didn't Pick Up This
Film And Give It The Push It TRULY Deserved.
To ANY Studio Exec Reading This Review, Take A Look At This Film, The Two Leads, And The Producer/Director At The Helm, And Get A Deal Going With ALL Three; A Goldmine Awaits!!!
What I thought was odd is that they went to great lengths to make Kathrine Parker look like she has been ugly beaten in the face, while she had a full set of straight white teeth. Dublin healed rather quickly from his beatings, apparently because they were using all the black and blue make-up on Katherine. The movie starts out with a first person narration by Dublin in a seedy motel room, then flashes back a month to start the movie. What I don't recall is that at no point did they return to that scene. That is proper movie etiquette.
This movie was originally released under the title "Rigged." Brief nudity.
The movie tells the tale of two very different people and the personal redemption they both eventually find while on the bare knuckle fight circuit.
Chad Ortis does an excellent job as Michael Dublin, an amoral fight promoter who's only looking out for himself.
Rebecca Neuenswander is outstanding as a very feisty Katherine Parker. She's got a bad attitude and something to prove. I really got invested in her character and the inner drive that motivated her to fight.
If you're looking for a "real" fight, then rent a MMA dvd. If you want to be entertained for an hour and half, give this one a look.
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The plot was boring and the action scenes were unconvincing.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Excellent screen writing and fight scenes. Great ending. I had a problem that it was not broadcast in widescreen format.Published on April 9, 2013 by J. Franko
horrible movie horrible acting and horrible fight scenes don't recommend buying this movie unless you want a horrible hour and a half.Published on April 2, 2013 by ronny
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