Philly Kid 2012 R CC

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A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now to save a friend's life in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible...lose.

Starring:
Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Philly Kid

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Product Details

Genres Sports, Drama, Action
Director Jason Connery
Starring Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa
Supporting actors Sarah Butler, Neal McDonough, Lucky Johnson, Chris Browning, Adam Mervis, Bernard Hocke, Ava Bogle, Eric Scott Woods, Michael Jai White, Kasey Emas, Andrew Sensenig, Rich Clementi, Rhonda Floyd Aguillard, Richard Arwood, Gralen Bryant Banks, Andrew Bentler, Kyle Bradley, Danny Cosmo
Studio Warner Home Video
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Makes for a captivating and exciting movie night!
Rachel
Its saving grace is that it's good drama, even if things go the predictable route.
H. Bala
Not a great film, but a well crafted one for the genre.
Grady Harp

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"I took these fights to pay off your debt, do you understand that? I fight one more time and that's where it ends." Dillon (Chatham) is among, if the the best NCAA wrestlers in the country. One night when him and his friends are at a convenience store something goes wrong and he ends up in jail. Ten years later he is finally out and ready to start his life again. After his friend is taken and beaten because he owes money Dillon agrees to do cage fights in order to pay back the debt. After he goes on a winning streak the wrong kind of people begin to find him. In the 80's it seemed like any type of fighting movie was based in the boxing world. Little by little that has changed and UFC-style is now the go to sport. After movies like "Warrior" more and more are being made about that life. To start with I will say that this is actually a very good movie with the most realistic fighting scenes I have seen in a movie in a long time. The acting is decent and passable for a movie like this, but most people don't watch this for the acting. Very entertaining and exciting but a little predictable. That doesn't really hurt the movie at all though. I recommend this. Overall, if you liked "Warrior" then you will really like this one too. I did. I give it a B+.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 2, 2012
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Ever since the popularity of HUNGER GAMES the concept of watching young people in cages fight each other with no holds barred even to the death, have proliferated. Says something about the audience desires, or fads, or the gladiator mentality in all mankind since the Roman arenas. THE PHILLY KID is a low budget little pertinent drama that for the genre is better than the usual. Written by Adam Mervis (who also acts the role of the main character's understanding parole officer) and directed with fine pacing by Jason Connery, the movie somehow catches fire - likely due to a cast of up and coming young actors.

Dillon (Wes Chatham, a hunk newbie the camera loves) is a former NCAA champion wrestler has just been released form 10 years in prison for braking the neck of a thug during a holdup in front of a liquor store where he (at around age 16) was buying alcohol with a fake ID for his friend Jake (Devon Sawa, impressive in a difficult role). Dillon now lives in a filthy halfway house and is without money until his old friend Jake finds him a job in a liquor store owned by a kindly man Lenny (Bernard Hocke). Jake's sister Amy (Sarah Butler) is on the scene and eventually becomes the love interest for Dillon. It seems Jake is heavily in debt to conman Ace (Lucky Johnson) and Jake, knowing Dillon's ability as a wrestler, pleads with Dillon to fight for money in the underground cage fighting scene to save a Jake's life. Another evil force is the police officer Marks (Chris Browning) who arrested Dillon and who hates him and threatens his life if he doesn't fix a fight. Dillon trains, wins some fights, (he is supposed to fight only three fights for Ace to release Jake's debt), and is observed and ultimately trained by LA Jim (Neal McDonough).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FLYFISHINGMOLLY on March 16, 2013
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another great movie,full of action and lots of low down and dirty stuff going on! great actors!
good writers and a great plot! a must see!

barbie h
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on August 21, 2013
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Great Movie! Makes for a captivating and exciting movie night! Definitely worth the buy to have in your home colllection.
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