March 29, 2008
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RR Watch: David Mamet’s Redbelt
Synopsis: The story of Mike Terry, a Jiu-jitsu master who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing to instead pursue a life of honor and education by operating a self-defense studio in Los Angeles. Terry’s life is dramatically changed however when he is conned by a cabal of movie stars and promoters. In order to pay off his debts and regain his honor Terry must step into the ring for the first time in his life.
Logline: An American samurai film set in the L.A. fight world about a Jiu-Jitsu master who turned his back on prizefighting to operate a self-defense studio, but is conned by a cabal of celebs and fight promoters to enter the ring in order to regain his honor.
Redbelt stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, Ricky Jay, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Randy Couture, John Machado, Dan Inosanto, Enson ‘Yamato Damashii’ Inoue, Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini, Max Martini, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Bob A Jennings, and Jake M Johnson.