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Real Steel (6-Sep-2011)

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: John Gatins; Dan Gilroy; Jeremy Leven

From short story: Steel by Richard Matheson

Music by: Danny Elfman

Producers: Don Murphy; Susan Montford; Shawn Levy

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Future Sport, Robots, Boxing

A promoter in a futuristic world dominated by robot boxing endeavors to forge stronger ties with his 11-year old son.

ABSTRACT
Charlie Kenton, a former boxer in the year 2020 who makes his trade as a fight promoter after robots replace humans in the ring and bring the sport back into worldwide prominence, loses a $20,000 bet predicated on the outcome of a match at a county fair and runs away after he is able to come up with the necessary funds to cover his loss. Called into a hearing concerning the future of his estranged 11-year old son amidst an attempt to resurrect his promoting career by refurbishing an old robot, Charlie soon realizes that the rise back to the top of the boxing world may very well go hand in hand with a desire to grow closer to his child. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hope Davis
Actor
23-Mar-1964   American Splendor
Kevin Durand
Actor
14-Jan-1974   Joshua on Dark Angel
Hugh Jackman
Actor
12-Oct-1968   X-Men
Phil LaMarr
Actor
24-Jan-1967   Mad TV, also voice actor
Evangeline Lilly
Actor
3-Aug-1979   Kate on Lost
Anthony Mackie
Actor
23-Sep-1979   The Manchurian Candidate
James Rebhorn
Actor
1-Sep-1948 21-Mar-2014 Independence Day

CAST

Hugh Jackman   ...   Charlie Kenton
Dakota Goyo   ...   Max Kenton
Evangeline Lilly   ...   Bailey Tallet
Anthony Mackie   ...   Finn
Kevin Durand   ...   Ricky
Hope Davis   ...   Aunt Debra
James Rebhorn   ...   Marvin
Karl Yune   ...   Tak Mashido
Olga Fonda   ...   Farra Lemkova
John Gatins   ...   Kingpin
Sophie Levy   ...   Big Sister
Tess Levy   ...   Little Sister
Charlie Levy   ...   Littlest Sister
Gregory Sims   ...   Bill Panner
Torey Adkins   ...   Large Texan Man
Tom Carlson   ...   San Leandro Gentleman #1
John Hawkinson   ...   San Leandro Gentleman #2
David Alan Basche   ...   ESPN Boxing Commentator
Phil LaMarr   ...   ESPN Boxing Commentator
David Herbst   ...   Starblaze Arena Reporter
Julian Gant   ...   Starblaze Arena Reporter
Ken Alter   ...   Virgin America Spectrum Ring Announcer
Leilani Barrett   ...   Virgin America Spectrum Ref
Eric Gutman   ...   WRB Promoter
Nicholas Yu   ...   Twin Cities Corner Tech
D. B. Dickerson   ...   Twin Cities Controller
Peter Carey   ...   Bing Arena Announcer
Dan Lemieux   ...   Bing Arena Ref
Rich Goteri   ...   Older Gentleman
Tim Holmes   ...   Blacktop Controller
Ricky Wayne Robinson, Jr.   ...   Underground Promoter
Taris Tyler   ...   Robot Promoter
Kevin Dorman   ...   Atom Performance Capture
John Manfredi   ...   Sergei Lemkova

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