Real Steel

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Real Steel is a 2011 American science fiction sports film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo, co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy for DreamWorks Pictures. The film is based on the short story "Steel", written by Richard Matheson, which was... read more
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Real Steel is a 2011 American science fiction sports film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo, co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy for DreamWorks Pictures. The film is based on the short story "Steel", written by Richard Matheson, which was originally published in the May 1956 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and later adapted into a 1963 Twilight Zone episode, though screenwriter John Gatins placed the film in U.S. state fairs and other "old-fashioned" Americana settings. Real Steel was in development for several years before production began on June 24, 2010. Filming took place primarily in the U.S. state of Michigan. Animatronic robots were built for the film, and motion capture technology was used to depict the brawling of computer-generated robots and animatronics. Real Steel was theatrically released by Touchstone Pictures in Australia on October 6, 2011, and in the United States and Canada on October 7, 2011, grossing nearly $300 million at the box office. It received mixed reviews, with criticism for the formulaic nature of the plot and the fact that elements remained unresolved or were predictable, but also praise for the visual effects, action sequences and acting performances. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 84th Academy Awards, but lost to Hugo..

Original Release

09/28/2011

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Cast

Hugh Jackman Charlie Kenton
Evangeline Lilly Bailey Tallet
Anthony Mackie Finn
Kevin Durand Ricky
Hope Davis Aunt Debra
James Rebhorn Marvin
Karl Yune Tak Mashido
Olga Fonda Farra Lemkova
John Gatins Kingpin
Sophie Levy Big Sister
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Shawn Levy

Writers

Richard Matheson, Dan Gilroy, John Gatins, Jeremy Leven

Cast

Hugh Jackman Charlie Kenton
Evangeline Lilly Bailey Tallet
Anthony Mackie Finn
Kevin Durand Ricky
Hope Davis Aunt Debra
James Rebhorn Marvin
Karl Yune Tak Mashido
Olga Fonda Farra Lemkova
John Gatins Kingpin
Sophie Levy Big Sister
Tess Levy Little Sister
Charlie Levy Littlest Sister
Gregory Sims Bill Panner
David Alan Basche ESPN Boxing Commentator
Phil LaMarr ESPN Boxing Commentator
Torey Adkins Large Texan Man
Tom Carlson San Leandro Gentleman #1
John Hawkinson San Leandro Gentleman #2
David Herbst Starblaze Arena Reporter
Julian Gant Starblaze Arena Reporter

Producers

Josh McLaglen Executive Producer
Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Jack Rapke Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Steve Starkey Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis Executive Producer
Shawn Levy Producer
Susan Montford Producer
Don Murphy Producer
Ron Ames Producer
Rick Benattar Producer
Eric Hedayat Producer

Editors

Dean Zimmerman

2012 Oscar Best Achievement in Visual Effects Nominated
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