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Arena (2011)

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David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

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Jonah Loop

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Tony Giglio, Michael Hultquist (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Logan
Kellan Lutz ... David Lord
Johnny Messner ... Kaden
Katia Winter ... Milla
Daniel Dae Kim ... Taiga
James Remar ... Agent McCarty
Nina Dobrev ... Lori
Lauren Shiohama ... Kawaii
Irene Choi ... Kaneko
Kofi Yiadom ... Ripper
Derek Mears ... Brutus Jackson
Dean J. West ... Rick
Jason Zone Fisher Jason Zone Fisher ... Josh
Kent Jude Bernard Kent Jude Bernard ... Craig
Grant Case Grant Case ... Drunk Frat Boy
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Storyline

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The rules are simple, Play or be Played See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence throughout, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,800
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Samuel L. Jackson was cast, the title of the film was changed from "Fury" to "Arena", to avoid confusion with Jackson's role as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »

Goofs

South Africa abolished the death penalty in the 1990s. Brutus Jackson would have received multiple life sentences and not the death penalty. See more »

Quotes

David Lord: Life sucks. Scars happen.
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Connections

References Family Feud (1976) See more »

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You've Gotta Want It
Written by Catherine Maria Colpits
Performed by Dolorata
Courtesy of Experience Music Group
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Death Race 6...this time with Sam Jackson and no cars. Not a bad movie, but I'm getting burnt out on this idea. I say B-.
6 October 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"What's the one thing we all have in common?...Death." After a tragic accident leaves his wife dead, David (Lutz) is picked to take part in a "game". This game involves two men fighting to the death. When David agrees to do it in exchange for his freedom, the creator (Jackson) has other plans. My theory of movies lately are that there are no original ideas anymore. Recently it seems like it's either a remake, sequel, comic book or a rehash of a movie that has been done. Counting this movie, 13 and Freerunner there are now 4 movies released recently that steal from "Death Race". While I did see the others first it may have skewed my judgment but this was much slower then I was expecting. The plot is...take a guy with no family, force him to fight and kill for his freedom while the evil creator watches. Very predictable and is really only worth watching for the fighting and nudity. On the other hand, why else would you watch this anyway? Overall, not a bad movie, but the plot is starting to get old and over used. That makes it lose the excitement and impact. Because of un-originality I give it a B-.

Would I watch again? - Not this one...but again I'm sure next month another version will come out.

*Also try - Gamer & Death Race 1 & 2


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