Legendary (film)

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Legendary
Legendary poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mel Damski
Produced by
Written by John Posey
Starring
Music by James A. Johnston
Cinematography Kenneth Zunder
Edited by Mitch Stanley
Production
company
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Release dates
  • September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)
Running time
107 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $200,393[2]

Legendary is a 2010 drama film directed by Mel Damski. The film stars Devon Graye as a high school wrestler, in a cast that features John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, Madeleine Martin, and Tyler Posey. The film was released on September 10, 2010. The film was a box office loss of over $4 million.

Plot[edit]

After being bullied, book-smart (but not street-wise) teenager Cal Chetley (Devon Graye), joins his Oklahoma high school's wrestling team, seeing it also as a way to reunite with his estranged and wayward brother, Mike (John Cena). His mother, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), is not initially supportive of Cal's decision, especially when she discovers that Mike is secretly coaching Cal after she gets a call from Mike Chetleys jail cell. She has been away and without contact of her older son, Mike, for over 10 years, but copes and watches yet another family male become legendary.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

WWE Studios produced the film alongside Samuel Goldwyn Films. Filming took place at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School in Kenner, Louisiana in December 2009.[3]

Music[edit]

Although no official soundtrack was released, the following songs appeared in the movie:

  • Blue Jeans performed by Glass Cow
  • Crash performed by Fit for Rivals
  • Dragonfly performed by Shaman’s Harvest
  • Faith performed by James A. Johnston & Laci Williams
  • Flash Lightnin’ performed by Flash Lightnin’
  • Hard Line performed by James A. Johnston
  • Hustle, Loyalty, Respect performed by John Cena f/Freddie Foxxx (Also used in the trailer)
  • In the Morning performed by Taddy Porter
  • It’s Your Last Shot performed by Politics & Assassins
  • Letters from the Sky performed by Civil Twilight
  • Liar performed by Glasgow
  • One Night performed by Golden State
  • Panis Angelicus composed by Cesar Franch
  • Railroad Queen performed by Taddy Porter
  • Take Back the Fear performed by Hail the Villain
  • The Dream composed & orchestrated by James A. Johnston with vocals by Jonathan Estabrook
  • Through Telescopes performed by Colour Academy (Also used in the trailer)
  • Undertow performed by Beta Wolf
  • We Must Start Again performed by Golden State

The orchestral score, written and composed by James A Johnston, is available on iTunes.

Home media[edit]

The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 28, 2010. The DVD is being sold exclusively at Walmart and the Blu-ray exclusively at Best Buy.[4]

Reception[edit]

Critics received the film poorly according to Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of only 17% based on 42 reviews.[5]

Legendary failed to make the top ten at the box office in its only weekend in wide release, finishing with $200,393 in total.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fandango web site.
  2. ^ Legendary at Box Office Mojo
  3. ^ "John Cena to Begin Filming New Movie Soon", WrestlingNewsArena.com
  4. ^ Yard Baker web site (Fox Sports).
  5. ^ Legendary at Rotten Tomatoes

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