Real Steel

DreamWorks / Touchstone / Reliance Released 2011



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Shawn Levy

Enter the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech - 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Charlie is a struggling promoter who's robots have not been performing well. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the thrill-packed arena are raised,Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.


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  • 70


    The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming ...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    As it happens, this recycled reclamation of underdogs saga is neither as bad as it sounds nor quite as good as it could be.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    An underdog drama with clanging metal-on-metal action, Real Steel feels scientifically programmed to claw at your heart while its battling robots, which have a semblance of human p...


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      • Production Budget - $110,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $85,468,508
        Worldwide Gross - $295,468,508

      • Filming locations include:
        Atlanta, Georgia
        Belle Isle Zoo, Detroit, Michigan
        Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan
        Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
        Detroit, Michigan
        Hartland, Michigan
        Holly, Michigan
        Leslie, Michigan
        Mason, Michigan
        Model T Automobile Plant, Highland Park, Michigan
        Oxford, Michigan
        Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

      • Taglines:
        1. Courage is stronger than steel.
        2. If you get one shot, make it real.
        3. Champions aren't born. They're made.

      • Production Companies:
        Touchstone Pictures (distributer)
        Reliance Entertainment
        21 Laps Entertainment
        Angry Films

      • Music:
        Fast Lane
        Written by Eminem and Royce da 5'9"
        Performed by Bad Meets Evil
        Nine Thou Superstars Remix
        Written by of Beyond
        Performed by of Beyond
        Miss the Misery
        Written by Foo Fighters
        Performed by Foo Fighters
        All My Days
        Written by Alexi Murdoch
        Performed by Alexi Murdoch
        Here's a Little Something for Ya
        Written by Mike D, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz and Mix Master Mike
        Performed by Beastie Boys
        Why Try
        Written by Fred Durst, Wes Borland, 'Sam Rivers', John Otto and Leor Dimant
        Performed by Limp Bizkit
        Till I Collapse
        Written by Eminem
        Performed by Eminem

      • Academy Awards Nominations:
        1. Visual Effects

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