Coming of age in small-town Oklahoma. High schooler Cal Chetley is a brainy beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. Ten years earlier his father, a state wrestling champion, died in a car crash. Cal's older brother Mike, also a former wrestling champion but now down and out at 28, is estranged from the family. Over the course of a fall and winter, Cal joins the high school wrestling team while searching out Mike to ask for help. Mike rejects the offer, but Cal is persistent. Will Mike accept the challenge or is he destined to let Cal down? Giving advice and encouragement are an enigmatic old man named Red and a quirky friend named Luli. Then, there's Cal's mom who must be reckoned with.
Some Legends are born out of Struggle.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, brief partial nudity and some fighting scenes
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9 September 2010 (Kuwait)
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Opening Weekend USA: $126,964,
12 September 2010, Limited Release
Gross USA: $191,875, 19 September 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The song that plays in the background many times and that Cal comes out too for his match in the end is sang by John Cena who plays his brother in the movie...it is also John Cena's original song that he came out to when he wrestled in WWE.. See more
No wrestling coach would permit any of his wrestlers to make a grand solo entrance (with lighting effects and pyrotechnics) or enter a competition wearing a warm-up outfit that wasn't team issued. (Officials might jump all over this, too, especially at the District level.) See more
Joined the wrestling team today.
I knew it. I knew it. Damn it. Damn it!