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The Tournament (2009)

A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.

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Scott Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Father MacAvoy
Kelly Hu ... Lai Lai Zhen
Ian Somerhalder ... Miles Slade
Liam Cunningham ... Powers
Ving Rhames ... Joshua Harlow
Sebastien Foucan ... Anton Bogart
Craig Conway ... Steve Tomko
John Lynch ... Gene Walker
Nick Rowntree Nick Rowntree ... Eddy Cusack
Rachel Grant ... Lina Sofia
Bashar Rahal ... Asa Sadi
Andy Nyman ... Tech Eddie
Iddo Goldberg ... Tech Rob
Scott Adkins ... Yuri Petrov
Camilla Power ... Powers Assistant
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Storyline

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Death by elimination See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | USA | Bahrain

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkosok viadala See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$493,459
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Rowntree, one of the 3 writers of this film, has a cameo as 'Eddy Cusak,' the assassin in the Parking Garage. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the opening contest an announcement comes on the screen stating 'Middlesborough, Teeside' with a background scene of chemical works then there's a shot of blocks of flats. If the image (if watching on dvd) is frozen the Get Carter car park is recognisable in the background and the blocks of flats, now demolished, were near by. Robert Carlyle is then seen walking along the old High Street in Gateshead and at one point is thrown out of Ye Old Fleece pub. See more »

Quotes

Powers: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to The Tournament.
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Alternate Versions

German retail version is cut by ca. three minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. The version released in Austria/Switzerland is cut as well (the killing of the dog). See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Hit by a Bus Scenes in Movies (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Petrol Station Guitars
Composed by Ruud Jan Bos
Performed by Ruud Jan Bos
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Action fans will rejoice.
23 August 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I saw this in 2009 n revisited it recently on a DVD which i own. Action fans should definitely check this out. The plot - A group of sadistic gamblers makes wagers on 30 of the world's most deadly assassins who band against one another in a battle royal. Debutante director Scott Mann did a terrific job considering the budget. The action is non stop. There are shoot-outs, gun play, bloodbaths in unlikely venues, severed limbs, exploding bodies caused by booby-trapped tracking devices, plenty of explosions, car chases, kicking, punching, heads exploding off like melons, severed limbs, wild stunts, a bus/truck chase, nudity and gore. Its really a *ucking shame that this film didn't got the recognition it deserves. The star cast is decent, the hot n attractive Kelly Hu (her sex scene from Farmhouse man), Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Liam Cunningham, Scott Adkins n Sebastian Foucon (the guy from Casino royal). There's an excellent free running sequence courtesy of park-our expert Sebastian Foucon.


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