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8th Dec '15 1:52:16 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* PerformerVsTechnician: The contrast between Tommy and Brendan's fighting styles. Though Tommy would not care either way, he is an ''incredibly'' flashy fighter to watch: he wastes no time and goes immediately for the knockout. He usually succeeds, thanks to his extraordinary power. Brendan, by contrast, is older and relies on getting his opponents to submit instead of knocking them out. It's even lampshaded in Brendan's fight against Koba, when the play-by-play announcer remarks on Brendan's "endless bag of submissions." [[spoiler: And, sure enough, Koba shakes off a straight armbar from side mount, a kimura wrist lock…only to fall victim to a kneebar.]]
24th Sep '15 8:04:11 PM VeryConfusedPerson
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* AntiVillain: Both Brendan and Tommy are treated sympathetically throughout the film, but Tommy fulfills the role of the villain, with Brendan being closer to a role of hero. He's a complete jerk to both his brother and father throughout the film, refusing to help them reconcile their old family demons (although not [[FreudianExcuse without reason]]). He also fights like a classic screen villain, [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] his foes with anger and brutality.



* VillainProtagonist: Tommy, although he's more of an AntiVillain {{Deuteragonist}}.
13th Jun '15 2:59:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The movie was well received at the box office, with excellent characterization and solid performances turned in by the lead actors, as well as very realistic fight scenes.
9th Feb '15 10:55:26 PM JasonJD48
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: One character very obviously gets his arm broken in the middle of a bout, but continues to fight on. In reality, getting your arm broken would result in an immediate stoppage, no matter how much you want to continue fighting.
8th Jan '15 1:58:49 PM Az_Tech341
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* CastTheExpert: Koba is played by Kurt Angle, who is not only a professional wrestler (currently TNA; formerly WWE), but also an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling.



* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Two brothers with slim MMA credentials both independently decide to enter the fight game at the same time. They both qualify for and enter the exact same tournament, and both defeat some of the purportedly greatest fighters in the world to compete against each other in the finals.
** The soldier that Tommy saved just happens to spot him on a Youtube video.



* DescendedCreator: Director Gavin O'Connor plays the man who financed the tournament.
29th Sep '14 2:46:32 PM Gitman
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* CastTheExpert: Koba is played by Kurt Angle, who is not only a professional wrestler (currently TNA; formerly WWE), but also an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling.
13th Aug '14 8:56:38 AM Morgenthaler
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2011 film starring Creator/JoelEdgerton and TomHardy as a pair of estranged brothers who enter a MixedMartialArts tournament, each for their own reasons. Also stars Creator/NickNolte as their father, a retired, recovering alcoholic boxer.

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2011 film starring Creator/JoelEdgerton and TomHardy Creator/TomHardy as a pair of estranged brothers who enter a MixedMartialArts tournament, each for their own reasons. Also stars Creator/NickNolte as their father, a retired, recovering alcoholic boxer.
2nd Jun '14 8:18:27 AM nirao01
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* MsFanservice: Brendan's wife, played by Jennifer Morrison.

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* MsFanservice: Brendan's wife, played by Jennifer Morrison.Creator/JenniferMorrison.


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* NomDeMom: Tommy uses his late mother's maiden name to show how much he detest Paddy. [[spoiler: Also because he went AWOL.]]
15th May '14 11:08:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Brendan's trainer Frank Campana resembles Greg Jackson, both presented as personable top-level trainers with an intellectual approach. In physical appearance he's more similar to Mark [=DellaGrotte=], who takes a similarly calm and intellectual approach.

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** Brendan's trainer Frank Campana resembles Greg Jackson, both presented as personable top-level trainers with an intellectual approach. In physical appearance he's more similar to Mark [=DellaGrotte=], who takes a similarly calm and intellectual approach.Both trainers use classical music as part of their system.
15th May '14 11:02:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[spoiler: SickeningCrunch: Tommy's shoulder makes a very unpleasant sound when Brendan snaps it like a twig in the final fight.]]
** [[spoiler: Not that Tommy didn't have it coming. Brendan had him locked in an omaplata shoulder lock, an '''extremely''' dangerous submission hold. In the end, Tommy's stubbornness led to him getting his shoulder dislocated.]]
** [[spoiler: And Brendan [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone clearly regrets what he did immediately after the fact.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: SickeningCrunch: Tommy's [[spoiler:Tommy's shoulder makes a very unpleasant sound when Brendan snaps it like a twig in the final fight.]]
** [[spoiler: Not that Tommy didn't have it coming. Brendan had him locked in an omaplata shoulder lock, an '''extremely''' dangerous submission hold. In the end, Tommy's stubbornness led to him getting his shoulder dislocated.]]
** [[spoiler: And Brendan [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone clearly regrets what he did immediately after the fact.]]]]
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