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A retired pugilist transitions to the business side of the ropes after human boxers are replaced by robotic ones in director Shawn Levy's feature-length adaptation of the Shawn Levy episode "Shawn Levy." Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) was a true contender when the sport of boxing was changed forever. Now, instead of humans duking it out for the masses, huge, powerful steel robots trade blows in the ring. As a result, former gladiator Charlie has been forced into the role of two-bit promoter, piecing together cut-rate fighting bots from scrap metal as he makes the rounds on the underground boxing circuit. Just when it seems that Charlie has sunken to the nadir of his career, his estranged 11 year old son, Max (Dakota Goyo), offers him the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at a comeback by constructing and training a true champion. Now the stakes are higher than ever before, and Charlie is about to get a second chance at leaving an indelible mark on the sport he once dedicated his life to. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 7, 2011


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Rosengrant Best Visual Effects 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dan Taylor Best Visual Effects 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Swen Gilberg Best Visual Effects 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Erik Nash Best Visual Effects 2011 Nominee


Hugh Jackman
as Charlie Kenton
Dakota Goyo
as Max
Anthony Mackie
as Finn
Evangeline Lilly
as Bailey Tallet
Kevin Durand
as Ricky
Hope Davis
as Aunt Debra
James Rebhorn
as Marvin
Karl Yune
as Tak Mashido
Olga Fonda
as Farra Lemkova
John Gatins
as Kingpin
Tess Levy
as Little Sister


Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy
Don Murphy
Susan Montford
Jeremy Leven
Screen Story
Dan Gilroy
Screen Story
John Gatins
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Dean Zimmerman
Tom Meyer
Production Designer
Jack Rapke
Executive Producer
Steve Starkey
Executive Producer
Mary McLaglen
Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis
Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Josh McLaglen
Executive Producer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Richard Hicks
Dan Taylor
Visual Effects
Richard Matheson
Short Story Author
Swen Gilberg
Visual Effects

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