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New poster for Gavin O’Connor’s UFC fighting MMA movie “Warrior”, starring a nutso ripped Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as battling brothers, and Nick Nolte as their battling (the bottle) dad. Despite the presence of two burgeoning stars, the film is getting ridiculously little attention, but that could just be because of the somewhat average vibe of the trailer which, by the way, essentially gave away the film’s entire plot in 2 minutes. All that’s left now is to see who wins when brother fights brother in the film’s final minutes. (Hell, the trailer even gave away half of THAT climactic sequence.)
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered 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 towards 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 after being suspended from his day job. Even though years have passed, recriminations and 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-takes-all battle of their lives.
Starring Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Denzel Whitaker, Kevin Dunn, Bryan Callen, Frank Grillo, Kurt Angle, Jake McLaughlin and directed by Gavin O’Connor.
Battling it out September 9, 2011.
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