Real Steel

Synopsis: 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 f
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Director(s): Shawn Levy
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Hang on, hang on. Come on.

Where are you, Charlie?

More importantly, where is my money?

- You're into me for 30 grand.

- Jack, I'm going to pay you.

This ain't Jack! Lt's Bill Panner.

You owe Jack money, too?

You pay me first!

Bill. We're good, buddy. I got your

money. It's right here in my hand.

Why don't we meet up on the?

- Your phone's going all screwy. Hello?

- I'm losing you.

I can't hear what you're say...

Hey, mister. Is that Ambush?

- Yeah.

- Can we see him?

- You want to see him?

- Yeah.

Give me a minute.

This... Ambush. Wakey, wakey.

- What robot is he fighting?

- Actually he's going to fight...

Whoa, little lady. What are you doing?

Can we get a picture with him?

Sure. For five dollars.

You want five dollars? Seriously?

No, I want five dollars immediately.

Come on, guys.

- All right, I'm kidding. Three bucks.

- Whatever.

- How about $2.50?

- You suck!

It's going to be one

of those towns, huh?

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen,

to the 2020 San Leandro County Fair.

Please take your seats. We're almost

ready to get this thing started.

I was told my bot

was fighting an 800-pound steer.

That is not 800 pounds, knucklehead.

Charlie "the Can Do Kid" Kenton. Time

has not been good to you, my friend.

- Ricky, we got a big problem here.

- Slow down there, hoss.

Last time I saw you, you were staring

at the ceiling at the Sam Houston Center

with the taste of my right cross

all over your face.

- Are we good to go here?

- Yeah.

We agreed that my boxer would fight

an 800-pound steer for three grand.

- Am I right?

- Yes, sir. We did.

That bull is like 2,000 pounds.

I'll tell you something.

Your bot don't fight,

you don't get paid! How about that?

Get the hell out of here.

Why don't we make this more interesting.

My bot against your bull, straight up.

- How much?

- Twenty grand, winner takes all.

- Twenty grand. You got 20 grand?

- In a safe in my truck.

All right, Charlie.

Twenty grand it is,

but if you lose and you welch,

I'll come after you and beat you

to within an inch of your life.

You know that I can do that

because I already done done it!

In life you get too close, in the ring

you stand back like a girl. Just shake.

All right. Shake and pow! Just like that

once again. You want to dance again?

Cheer for this guy. Give him some luck.

He needs some luck, y'all.

Don't touch that bull.

Ladies and gentlemen, I got to ask,

do we have any fans

of robot boxing here today?

Now, listen, friends, I understand

we can't all afford to go

all the way over there to Dallas

and pay $300 for one of those

World Robot Boxing League fights.

So, I decided that I would bring

a robot boxing match

right here to our little fair

here in San Leandro.

How about that?

Ladies and gentlemen,

I introduce to you,


Let's do it!

All right, big fella.

He's a big fella, ain't he?

Take a turn.

Let them see how beautiful you are.

Show them some power.

Look at that.

He's getting all kung fu-y on us.

Yeah, big fella.

Ambush's opponent today,

he's last year's runner-up

in the baddest of the bulls competition,

ladies and gentlemen,

Black Thunder!

- Let's get it on!

- Let's get this thing started.

Is that all you got?

Yeah, brother. Bring it on.

Take him, take him.

Ambush lays the smackdown

on that prime beef.

I got more for you, big fella.

We're just getting started.

OK. Jump, now!

Ambush, decks Black Thunder,

but when you mess with the bull,

you're going to get the horns.

You like that. I can tell.

You like that.

Turn around!

Ricky! Ricky, stop this thing!

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John Gatins

John Gatins (born April 16, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, and actor. He is credited with writing and directing Dreamer and writing Coach Carter, Real Steel, and Flight, among others. As an actor, he has collaborated three times with Eddie Murphy. more…

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