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Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Family | 7 October 2011 (USA)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

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Storyline

In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by [email protected]

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Champions aren't born. They're made. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Real Steel: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,319,677, 9 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$85,468,508

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,268,508
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Trivia

This was the final film adapted from a story by Richard Matheson before his death on June 23, 2013, at the age of 87. See more »

Goofs

While in shadow mode the robot swings the incorrect arm. Charlie swings with his right arm and the robot swings with his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Kenton: Are you kidding me with those eyes?
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Connections

Referenced in Last Man Standing: Pledging (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Undefeated
Written by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland
Performed by The Crystal Method
Courtesy of Tiny E Records
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Feel Good, Fun Movie !
20 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much when I saw this movie - and I'm not really a fan of movies where kid's are the lead - but, I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

Even though this was a "formula / underdog" type of movie, it had me cheering for Atom, Hugh Jackman was great and so were the cast of characters.

The CGI was excellent, I really connected to the characters, and it was just a fun, guilty-pleasure (c'mon, boxing robots - who DOESN'T want that !) type of movie.

Not quite "A Space Odyssey:2000" but then again, it's not supposed to be.

FUN. ENTERTAINING. GREAT ACTION.

Recommended !


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