Real Steel


2h 7m 2011

Brief Synopsis

In the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter loses his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8- foot-tall steel robots take over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing match to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gants d'acier
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Family
Sports
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

In the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter loses his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8- foot-tall steel robots take over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing match to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Crew

Keith Aazami

Modelmaker

Kevin Abercrombie

Stunts

Timothy D. Ackers

Painter

Dan Akers

Compositor

Tim Alexander

Modelmaker

Candice Alger

Visual Effects Producer

Muktsar Ali

On-Set Dresser

Alfonso Alpuerto

Character Animation

Maura Alvarez

Rotoscope Artist

Alan Amenta

Construction

Ron Ames

Associate Producer

Coll Anderson

Sound Effects

Tina Anderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Ted Andre

Compositor

Greg Aprahamian

Modelmaker

Alejandro Arango

Software Engineer

Austen Armus

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nicole Arnell

Rotoscope Artist

Luis Artola

Software Engineer

Ivan Asen

Visual Effects

Cristina Atkin

Modelmaker

Steve Atwell

Adr

Jonah Austin

Character Animation

Steve Avoujageli

Digital Effects

Justin Ayers

Props

Robert Ayers

Props

Emi Baba

Compositor

Rocky Babcock

Lighting Technician

Eric Baker

Character Animation

Jason E Baldwin

Art Director

Patrick Ballin

Visual Effects Editor

James Bancroft

Character Animation

Ele Bardha

Stunts

Kelli Barksdale

Stunt Double

Janice Barlow

Special Effects Technician

John Barnes

Animal Wrangler

Katie Baron

Assistant

Kenneth Bartos

Special Effects

Jennifer Bash

Art Assistant

Takbir Bashir

Song

Chris Bateman

Visual Effects

Addison Bath

Visual Effects

Maria K. Battle

Assistant Director

Geoffrey E Baumann

Digital Effects

Jim Beanz

Song

Beastie Boys

Song Performer

Samantha Becker

Assistant

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Joseph F Beeco

Foreman

Phillip D Beesley

Greensman

Brian Begun

Compositor

Leigh Bell

Costumer

Matthew Bell

Visual Effects

Deborah Belz

Visual Effects

Rick Benattar

Coproducer

John Arlo Benetti

On-Set Dresser

Krista Benson

Compositor

Salim Bensrhir

Electrician

Matthew Benware

Visual Effects

John Beran

Key Rigging Grip

Emily Berlin

Visual Effects

John Berry

Apprentice

David Betancourt

Adr Mixer

Alex Betuel

Set Production Assistant

Ralph Bickford

Electric

Chris Biddle

Set Designer

Jamie Bishop

On-Set Dresser

Limp Bizkit

Song Performer

Les Bohem

Other

Les Bohem

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Les Bohem

Writer (Uncredited)

Cynthia Bond

Tailor

Erik Boring

Gang Boss

Wes Borland

Song

Kevin Bouchez

Compositor

Jonathan Bowling

Other

Alette Boyce

Compositor

Andrew Bradbury

Modelmaker

Matthew Bramante

Compositor

Ben Bray

Stunts

David Brayman

Props

David M Breaux

Character Animation

John Brennick

Compositor

Stephan Brezinsky

Character Animation

Margaret Bright-ryan

Visual Effects

Daniel Brimer

Visual Effects Producer

Richard Brondum

Painter

Austin Brown

Special Effects Technician

Chris Brown

Visual Effects

Randy Brown

Compositor

Rob Brown

Modelmaker

Michael Donald Bryant

Production Assistant

Jay Buchanan

Song

Daniel Buck

Visual Effects

Matthew Bulleri

Grip

Colton Burnes

Animal Services

Ashley Butler

Modelmaker

Emory M Buttermore

Special Effects

Steve Buttermore

Special Effects

Andy Byrne

Animator

Howard Cabalfin

Rotoscope Artist

Stephen Camardella

Character Animation

Robyn Campbell

Compositor

Todd M Campbell

Location Assistant

Rick Canelli

Adr

Steve Cantamessa

Sound Mixer

Joanna Capitano

Visual Effects Producer

Marian Cardelli

Assistant

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects Foreman

Michael P Carmody

Production Assistant

Julio Carmona

Adr

Clifford Carothers

Foreman

Trevor Carroll-coe

Loader

Matt Carson

Apprentice Editor

Andrea Carter

Art Department Coordinator

John C Casey

Costume Supervisor

George A Cassell

Security

Oscar G Castillo

Animator

Jesse Cecchini

Electrician

Ryan Champney

Special Effects Technician

Viki Chan

3-D Artist

Andrew Chavez

Modelmaker

Chris Cheatham

Modelmaker

Jason Chen

Visual Effects

John Cherevka

Digital Artist

Wally Chin

Compositor

Dwayne Chin-quee

Song

Clifton Chippewa

Hair Stylist

Jesse James Chisholm

Visual Effects

B J Christian

Digital Artist

Martin Clark

Software Engineer

Brian Claus

Modelmaker

Dan Cobbett

Compositing Supervisor

Bill Coe

Assistant Camera

Curtis Collins

Location Manager

Kyle Collins

Production Assistant

Satcha Congdon

Foreman

Mike Conner

Electric

Tony Contreras

Modelmaker

Ken Cornett

Modelmaker

David Corral

Character Animation

Steven Correa

Software Engineer

Elizabeth Cortes

Hair Stylist

Clara Coulter

Visual Effects Coordinator

David Covarrubias

Mechanical Special Effects

Evelyn Cover

Character Designer

Wes Cronk

Compositor

Tim Croshaw

Set Designer

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Chris Culliton

Chief Lighting Technician

Nick Curdy

Production Assistant

Brian G Curtis

Character Animation

Tony Cutrono

Visual Effects

Mike D

Song

Hussein Daffa

Special Effects Technician

Mike Dalzell

Visual Effects

Alex Daro

Special Effects Technician

Edward Davenport

Stunt Double

Mike Davis

Video Assist/Playback

Stacy A Davis

Plasterer

Susan Schakelford Dawes

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jaime Dawkins

Crane Grip

Don De Castro

Visual Effects

Steve Dean

Visual Effects

Jeff Deist

Modelmaker

Marie Denoga

Compositor

Glenn Derry

Visual Effects Supervisor

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Gene M Diamond

Production Assistant

Edgar Diaz

Rotoscope Artist

Lou Diaz

Modelmaker

Dirty Dick

Song

Dirty Dick

Song Performer

Michele Diem

Costumer

Joe Digaetano

Special Effects Supervisor

Tracy Dixon

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Steve Docherty

Transportation

Daren R. Dochterman

Illustrator

Nate Dogg

Song

Megan Dolman

Character Animation

Mark Dometrovich

Transportation

Raul Dominguez

Visual Effects

Michael Donahue

Software Engineer

Reginald Donaldson

Best Boy Grip

John Dorrien

Painter

Robert Dorris

Rotoscope Artist

Lisa A Doyle

Key Costumer

Val Drake

Sculptor

Natalie Driscoll

Hair Stylist

Derek Dubyak

On-Set Dresser

Mark Duckworth

Rotoscope Artist

Alexandra Ducocq

Assistant

Greg Duncan

Rotoscope Artist

Steve Duncan

Transportation Co-Captain

Diane Durant

Script Supervisor

Fred Durst

Song

Eric Ebling

Animator

John Edmundson

Production Secretary

Eduardo Eguia

Camera

Danny Elfman

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Gants d'acier
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Family
Sports
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States Fall October 7, 2011

Released in United States on Video January 24, 2012

Based on a short story "Steel" written by Richard Matheson in 1956 and adapted for an episode of "The Twilight Zone" starring Lee Marvin.

Peter Berg was previously attached to direct.

Jonathan Mostow previously attached to direct.

Wide Release in United States Fall October 7, 2011 (3500+)

DreamWorks Pictures paid $850,000 for the spec screenplay "Real Steal" by Dan Gilroy.

Released in United States on Video January 24, 2012