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An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.

  1. Gavin O'Connor

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Cliff Dorfman

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Anthony Tambakis


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Hardy

    Tom Hardy

    Tom Conlon

  2. Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer Morrison

    Tess Conlon

  3. Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte

    Paddy Conlon

  4. Joel Edgerton

    Joel Edgerton

    Brendan Conlon

  5. Frank Grillo

    Frank Grillo

    Frank Campana

  6. Kevin Dunn

    Kevin Dunn

    Principal Zito

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $23,057,115.00

Homepage http://www.warriorfilm.com/index2.html

Release Information

  • September 9, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Andres Gomez

By Andres Gomez

Edgerton, Morrison and Hardy are good but Nolte is just spectacular.

Other than that, the movie is really fun but the story is nothing new and the ending is not even working.

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