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Money Fight (2012)

Art of Submission (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 24 January 2013 (Kuwait)
This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Maria Sanchez
Ving Rhames ... Gene
John Savage ... Harbin Rask
George Takei ... Krang
Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Johnny Sanchez
Matthias Hues ... Matt
Fernanda Romero ... Natania Sanchez
Joe Nieves ... Tony Lyndelli
Sara Downing ... Julia
Matt Riedy ... Newscaster
Rob Mars ... Max
Chris Casamassa ... Ring Announcer
Kathy Long Kathy Long ... Kathy Long
Vic Chao ... Young General Krang
Arnold Chon ... Lung
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Storyline

Inspired by actual events, Money Fight describes the plight of a young fighter who learns the hard way that the driving force behind a worthwhile victory is a valiant purpose. Written by Kenneth Chamitoff

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Taglines:

Heroes Fight with Weapons Forged in the Heart

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, pervasive martial arts action, substance abuse, some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2013 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Canvas See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,759, 23 September 2012

Gross USA:

$9,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,004
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The film has been primarily funded by Martial Arts School Owners and their students. See more »

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Very ordinary
30 August 2013 | by doc_old55See all my reviews

I am rarely tempted to review a movie, but in this case I am willing to stick my neck out.

Although this movie had me watching until the end, it was with a good deal of frustration. I am a one-time martial artist and a keen fight spectator, and in my opinion, the fight scenes in this movie were not (for the most part) up to snuff. I'm not saying that the fighters were amateurs, it was the choreography that annoyed me. Many of the moves and techniques seemed to be used simply for the looks, and not for authenticity. Without going into specifics (I don't want to give away spoilers) the were a lot of very poor choices of hold/grapple/blow that you simply would not see in real competition. The very experienced Ernie Reyes Sr. dropped the ball on this one.

Another bug-bear was the music being that it was way too loud in some places, actually drowning out the dialogue, and inappropriate in other places.

Having said all that, I thought the acting was good for the most part, and in particular one scene featuring John Savage and Ki Reyes (Oscar), which had my partner tearing up.

In summary, I would not recommend this for anyone who just wants to see an MMA movie, and also not for the hard of hearing:) I'd rather rent 'Redbelt' or 'Never back down'.


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