"Real Steel" is a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. The movie stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring.

Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

The "Real Steel" cast also includes Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Durand.

"Real Steel" is directed by Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum" franchise and "Date Night") from a screenplay by John Gatins, based on a story by Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven that is based on the short story "Steel" by Richard Matheson. The producers are Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Shawn Levy, and the executive producers are Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen and Josh McLaglen.


Runtime: 127 mins.
Release Date: October 7, 2011
Tagline: Champions aren't born. They're made.
Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures
Co-Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
Production Companies:
Reliance Entertainment
21 Laps
Montford Murphy

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