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USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Tim Allen, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, David Paymer, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Ricky Jay, Randy Couture, Max Martini, Jeffrey Addiss, Joseph Alfieri, Craig Collington Bator, Matt Cable, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Ryan Everett Canfield, Steve DeCastro, Caroline de Souza Correa, Scott Farrell, Hugh Fitzgerald, Mike Goldberg, Vincent Guastaferro, Damon Herriman, Kei Hirayama, Caroline Z Hurley, Dan Inosanto, Enson Inoue, Bob Jennings, Jake M. Johnson, Allison Karman, Jess King, Jean Jacques Machado, John Machado, Renato Magno, Jennifer McTamney, Marc Opitz, Emily Peck, Rebecca Pidgeon, James Ralph, Rob Reinis, Jonathan Rossetti, Lee Ryder, Tino Struckmann, Cyril Takayama, Daniel Cage Theodore, Galen Tong, Erin Anne Williams, Douglas Barcellos
Director: David Mamet
USA: 99 mins
USA Rated: R for strong language
USA Release Date: 9 May 2008
USA Release Date: 2 May 2008 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a martial arts Jiu-jitsu master, has chosen to run a self defense studio respecting the honorable code of the samurai, rather than the hi-octane but profitable prize fighting circuit. Married to Sondra (Alice Braga) it's a daily struggle to balance the business and make ends meet.
However an unexpected incident at the Academy between an off duty officer Joe Ryan (Max Martini) and a distraught lawyer, Laura Black (Emily Mortimer), changes Terry's life forever when he encounters promoters (Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna) and movie star, Chet Frank (Tim Allen). Lured by lucrative earnings, Terry reluctantly chooses to step into the ring for the first time, which would enable him to pay off his mounting debts.
Set in the west side Los Angeles fight world, REDBELT stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Emily Mortimer in David Mamet's tenth film as a writer/director.