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Blood and Bone (2009)

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In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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Ben Ramsey

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Michael Andrews (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... Isaiah Bone
Julian Sands ... Franklin McVeigh
Eamonn Walker ... James
Dante Basco ... Pinball
Nona Gaye ... Tamara
Michelle Belegrin Michelle Belegrin ... Angela
Bob Sapp ... Hammerman
Dick Anthony Williams ... Roberto
Francis Capra ... Tattoo
Ron Yuan ... Teddy D
Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... JC (as Kimbo Slice)
Gina Carano ... Veretta
Maurice Smith Maurice Smith ... Fasthands
Ernest Miller Ernest Miller ... Mommie Dearest (as Ernest 'The Cat' Miller)
Kevin Phillips ... Danny
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In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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It's time to knuckle up. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2009 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood and Bone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,492
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Jai White and Matt Mullins would later star in Mortal Kombat Rebirth and Legacy Season 1 as Jax and Johnny Cage although they didn't share scenes together. See more »

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When Bone knocks Hammerman out and he falls to the floor, you can clearly see that the concrete is fake as it creases when Hammerman's head hits the floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prisoner: Might not be any of my business, but uh, JC's crew is headed this way to bump you. And they all got shanks.
Isaiah Bone: I know.
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Referenced in Divines (2016) See more »

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Pins and Needles
Written by Rachel Pearl
Performed by Rachel Pearl Reynolds
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Finally...a real martial artist on screen!
15 September 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

Isaiah Bone (Michael Jai White) is released from prison and immediately enters the world of underground fighting. With the help of Asian manager Pinball (the super annoying Dante Basco), Bone wins several fights easily and attracts the attention of local crime kingpin James (Eamonn Walker). James is suitably impressed and wants Bone to fight for Mr. McVeigh (Julian Sands). Of course, the avid chess player/head smasher Bone has been planning all of these moves carefully as he has his own agenda.

With a three word title, cliché story and style that sends me back to the early Steven Seagal flicks, BLOOD AND BONE is about the best early 90s action flick made in 2009. The plot is straight up Van Damme territory (it actually resembles Jean Claude's LIONHEART quite a bit) and the film more than delivers in the action department. Jai White, an incredibly talented martial artist, is given lots of time to show off his moves. Thankfully, director Ben Ramsey allows for some long takes that really highlight his flow. The final battle against "Pretty Boy" Price (BLOODFIST 2050's equally talented Matt Mullins) is probably the film's highlight. Acting wise, Jai White is very good as the stoic Bone. The film's top acting honors, however, go to Eamonn Walker as the gangster who loves his dogs and refuses to curse. He is a real revelation. Julian Sands puts in about 10 minutes as the stereotypical "evil white guy" and he has quickly morphed into mid-to-late 90s Malcolm McDowall. The supporting cast is rounded out with lots of MMA fighters including Maurice Smith, Gina Carano, "The Beast" Bob Sapp and Kimbo Slice, who will surely get a nod for Best Supporting Actor for his turn as jail house thug J.C.. It is really a shame to see Michael Jai White only getting a chance to shine in lead roles in low budget action flicks. Ryan Reynolds gets big films, but this guy can't?


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