Forced to Fight
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While his brother Scotty is at home recovering, Shane is fighting. He can fight Apollo Creed, Mr. T, and the big ugly Russian guy all in one night. The film consists of fighting and Shane's deteriorating home life as he uncharacteristically goes off the deep end against family and friend. This aspect was not well developed. In the beginning, the fighting seemed like choreographed kick boxing. It didn't look real. The characters overall needed better developing and the plot needed a better twist or at least a decent one. They also needed to develop the fight opponents better. Unless you're a fan of Gary Daniels or fight club movies, you might want to give this one a pass.
Parental Guide: F-bombs, no sex or nudity. Girls in string bikinis holding up signs.
The story: a weathered ex-fighter (Daniels, Fist of the North Star) agrees to settle the debts of his brother (Arkie Reece, It's Alive) to a vicious mobster (Peter Weller, Dragon Eyes) by competing in a fighting circuit.
Before I get too negative, know that there are at least a few strong points to the movie, and one of them is Peter Weller. He's had some pretty memorable roles as kingpin-type characters and this one is no different, with the added distinction that he seems to be an ex-priest, wearing a collar and crucifix and training his fighters in a church.Read more ›
There were a number of martial arts stars during those decades that seemed to come out of nowhere and find themselves at the center of films. Billy Blanks, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Sho Kusugi and more were front and center on the video shelves. Towards the end another star emerged as well, Gary Daniels. While his movies did well, he never seemed to get the attention he deserved. What was nice was that he did get the chance to continue on where so many just disappeared. He even got to star in some great movies such as THE EXPENDABLES. And now he returns to be the name above the title in the just released FORCED TO FIGHT.
Daniels plays Shane, an ex-mixed martial arts fighter who has retired to a more stable life with his wife and son working in a garage. Not so his brother Scotty. Still involved in the underground fight scene, Scotty owes money to the bad guy promoter Danny G (Peter Weller). Ordered to throw a fight he ignores the command and finds himself on the run from Danny and his goons. He shows up at Shane's and lets him know he's leaving for a while only to be jumped outside and beaten within an inch of his life.
Knowing what's behind this, Shane goes to talk to Danny, the man he walked away from years ago. Danny knows the potential draw that Shane has and gives him a chance to clear away Scotty's debts. All he has to do is win so many fights and the books are cleared.Read more ›
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I RECEIVED THE DVD IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND IT PLAYS VERY WELL.Published 1 month ago by beth maloney
The fight scenes were just okay, but not great. The story was okay but was just another version of stories about an individual being compelled to fight. Read morePublished on June 25, 2014 by Stanley G. Jasperson
This theme has been used many times in fight movies. This was pretty good as far as fight movie themes go. Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by Muse
THe story didnt make that much sense. It started off too slow and then went in a direction that left me uninterested.Published on September 10, 2013 by Jacoby G
Average story line line, it nothing spectacular but its worth watching once. I am glad I rented it instead of buying.Published on August 31, 2013 by Kimo
I have always supported Gary from his decent work (Blood Moon, Cold Harvest, Fist of the North Star, City Hunter, Expendables) to his really bad I gotta eat work. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Preston Downey
I liked it, it could have been a little better for an actor like him. In all I still enjoyed the movie.Published on January 11, 2013 by Kenneth Carhee
Acting was kinda poor. Standard someone near me dies and now I get my vengeance type movie. Fight scenes were ok but nothing that will blow your mind. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by mijoma
Fight scenes are the movie....the rest is drivel. RoboCop turned bad with a drink in his hand instead of a shiny suit. vs.Published on December 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer