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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

It only takes fourteen minutes, from the start of the movie, before Kellan Lutz gets his shirt off. See more »

Goofs

Robben Island prison was decommissioned in 1996. Prior to that it was used as a medium security prison. Brutus Jackson would never have been imprisoned there as a high risk spree killer. See more »

Quotes

David Lord: Life sucks. Scars happen.
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Gotta Want It
Written by Catherine Maria Colpits
Performed by Dolorata
Courtesy of Experience Music Group
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You can call me sick... But I loved it!
20 May 2012 | by Tribal-WarriorSee all my reviews

Very graphic, bloody and violent... and that's just how I like my films.

To those that hated this movie because they don't like displays of graphic violence... Why would you even start to watch something that clearly states in the synopsis "men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses."

*Shakes head* I don't know.... But if you like your films violent and bloody you will love this!

If you don't like violent movies definitely give this one a miss.

Also, I thought Kellan Lutz (known for The Twilight Saga) did a great job as the main character, and gave it his all.

And I officially have a new crush after watching Katia Winter in this, who actually gets naked in this... Wow!!


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