Breaking Glass Pictures has today announced the North American release of the MMA centric action-thriller Bare Knuckle Brawler, a throwback to the action movies of the '80s are early '90s from director Joe Gawalis.
The fight film will arrive on DVD and VOD on November 5th, platforms include iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and through local cable & satellite providers.
In the film, while investigating the mysterious deaths of two fighters, undercover police officer Joey Calderon is murdered. His loose cannon brother Steve returns home, desperate for answers and hungry for revenge. As he makes his way through the underground world of no-holds-barred bare-knuckle fighting run by the Mereta crime family, Steve learns there is only one rule to find his brother’s killer and stay alive: there are no rules.
Bare Knuckle Brawler stars genre veteran Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn) alongside martial arts film legend Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), his son Jesse Kove, two-time martial arts Hall of Famer Peter Passaro, and Deborah Twiss (A Cry from Within) to complete the compelling cast of characters.
Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in August in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Caterina Scrivano, VP of Sales & Marketing of IndustryWorks Studio, Inc.
"We’re very excited to have the team at Breaking Glass releasing Bare Knuckle Brawler this November," said Scrivano. "Bare Knuckle Brawler is more than just a fight film, although it will definitely satisfy any martial arts or MMA fan, it also holds a strong family story of family unit, loss and loyalty that brings it all together."
"We are excited to bring this throwback action thriller across North America," said Gawalis. "We hope to give audiences the type of experience they would have had watching the classic fight films of the 80's and early 90s."
Gawalis and Passaro co-wrote the film and produced alongside Michele Frantzeskos, Mark Moritz, Chris Victor, and Enrique Williams.