Directed by David Mamet
Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. One night a woman sideswipes Mike's car and then, after an odd sequence of events, shoots out the studio's window. Later that evening, Mike rescues an action movie star in a fistfight at a bar. In return, the actor befriends Mike, gives him a gift, offers him work on his newest film, and introduces Mike's wife to his own - the women initiate business dealings. Then, things go sour all at once, Mike's debts mount, and going into the ring may be his only option.
A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer
Such a super film. Chiwitel Ejiofor (sp?) is superb in this part. Very tense, suspenseful. I enjoyed it immensely.
Most beautiful story I've watched in ages.
This movie is a visual and literary gift