For those of you craving their next brutal and unflinching MMA fight film, we have one that is right up your alley in the new, indie action-drama Bare Knuckle Brawler from director Joe Gawalis and he’s got some serious action talent in this one witht the likes of Danny Trejo and Rambo: First Blood Part II and The Karate Kid’s Martin Kove. Leading the charge in this one is Pete Passaro who plays Steve Calderone who is hot on the trail of those responsible for his brother’s death. To get the answers he’s looking for, he’ll have to fight his way through a gauntlet of top tier fighters to get justice.

The film is set to release on DVD as well as Digital and VOD this November so check out the poster, trailer and official announcement below!

BREAKING GLASS ENTERS THE CAGE WITH DANNY TREJO IN BARE KNUCKLE BRAWLER
Martial Arts Hall of Famer Peter Passaro, Martin Kove, and Deborah Twiss Action Starrer’s DVD & VOD Roll-Out Begins November 5

Philadelphia, PA, September 4, 2019–Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the North American release of the MMA centric action-thriller BARE KNUCKLE BRAWLER. 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. BARE KNUCKLE BRAWLER will arrive on DVD & VOD on November 5, platforms include iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and through local cable & satellite providers. 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. 

“We are proud to be in the fighter’s corner for Bare Knuckle Brawler”, said Wolff. This is a fight fan film – the acting is great, especially from Danny Trejo and Martin Kove, and the fight scenes are even better.” 

An exciting action crime film that revolves around the world of martial arts is a throwback to the action movies of the 80’s are early 90’s, 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”) alongside 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. 

“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 director  Joe 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.”

BARE KNUCKLE BRAWLER Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama Running Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Language: English 

Cast: Danny TrejoPeter PassaroMartin KoveWilliam DeMeoDeborah TwissJohn BiancoSid O’ConnelGerard CorderoOriana D’AgostinoJesse KoveLouis VanariaCraig Thomas RivelaJames K. Fulater  

Directed by: Joe Gawalis Written by: Pete Passaro, Joe GawalisProducers: Joe Gawalis, Pete Passaro, Michele Frantzeskos, Mark Moritz, Chris Victor, Enrique Williams Co-Producers: Michele Frantzeskos, Josephine Moon Bloomfield, Dan Gardenier, Christopher T. Walsh, Patrick Gardenier, Oriana, D’Agostino, Anna Clinton, George Baker, Doreen M. Suski Associate Producer: Tim Reeves

With an endorsement that says that the film is “Kickboxer Meets Bloodsport,” you can bet I will be checking this one out. After all, the trailer that was initially released but since taken down shows us some down and dirty fight action that is in store for us. Keep it locked and loaded right here indie action buffs for more to come as BareKnuckle Brawler is ready to roll out on November 5th!

A trailer for the film should be dropping very soon so check back next week for an update and I will hopefully have some footage to show off that will show the bloody and brutal fisticuffs in store for you so keep it locked and loaded right here for more to come!

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