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Blood and Bone (2009)

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In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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Ben Ramsey

Writer:

Michael Andrews (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... Isaiah Bone
Julian Sands ... Franklin McVeigh
Eamonn Walker ... James
Dante Basco ... Pinball
Nona Gaye ... Tamara
Michelle Belegrin Michelle Belegrin ... Angela
Bob Sapp ... Hammerman
Dick Anthony Williams ... Roberto
Francis Capra ... Tattoo
Ron Yuan ... Teddy D
Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... JC (as Kimbo Slice)
Gina Carano ... Veretta
Maurice Smith Maurice Smith ... Fasthands
Ernest Miller Ernest Miller ... Mommie Dearest (as Ernest 'The Cat' Miller)
Kevin Phillips ... Danny
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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It's time to knuckle up. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2009 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood and Bone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,492
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, the scene that used the song "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung was meant to use ABBA's "Dancing Queen", but "ABBA wasn't having that". See more »

Goofs

In the first scene where Kimbo and his companions are walking, the camera man's shadow can clearly be seen on the railing below. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prisoner: Might not be any of my business, but uh, JC's crew is headed this way to bump you. And they all got shanks.
Isaiah Bone: I know.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Droppin' Names
Written by Simon Rex (as Simon Rex Cutright)
Performed by Simon Rex (as Dirt Nasty)
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Michael Jai White IS The Movie
13 September 2009 | by JoaoPovoaMarinheiroSee all my reviews

What can you say? 'Blood and Bone' is a pleasant martial arts/drama surprise that handles us a pretty enjoyable ride during it's 90 minutes and a Michael Jai White in top form.

Directed by the one who wrote the infamous failure that was 'Dragon Ball Evolution', Ben Ramsey, the movie tells us the story of Isaiah Bone, an ex-con that takes the world of underground fighting by storm, in order to keep a promise to his late friend in prison.

With an interesting plot that explores the martial arts world combined with the underground fighting game and a 'surprise effect' sustained until the last twenty minutes of the film, Ramsey achieves to maintain the spectator on his chair until the end of the movie, mixing action and drama.

The fighting scenes are awesome, and not only Michael Jai White knows how to act, knows how to fight: he kicks ass (and also Van Damme's and Segal's ass too).

This is one of the best low budget action movies you can possibly watch in your life and if you're a martial arts fan then this will serve you well. It has excellent underground fighting matches that will blow you away. Michael Jai White rocks, and he IS the movie.

7/10.


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