Confessions of a Pit Fighter

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Confessions of a Pit Fighter
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Art Camacho
Produced by Mike Karkeh
Todd Chamberlain
Bob Dziadkowiec
Hector Echavarria
R. Ellis Frazier
Timothy Harron
Written by Art Camacho
R. Ellis Frazier
Starring Hector Echavarria
Armand Assante
Flavor Flav
John Savage
James Russo
Quinton Jackson
Music by Geoff Levin
Ricardo Veiga
Cinematography Curtis Petersen
Edited by Chris McGuinness
Alliance Group Entertainment
Mike Karkeh Productions
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release date
Running time
99 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,500,000 (Estimated)[1]

Confessions of a Pit Fighter is a 2005 American martial arts action film directed by Art Camacho and starring Hector Echavarria, Armand Assante, Flavor Flav, James Russo and John Savage. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California and produced by Alliance Group Entertainment. It was distributed in by Lions Gate Entertainment.[2]


The embattled mixed martial arts expert, Eddie Castillo (Hector Echavarria), is released from jail after swearing to never enter the pit fighting ring again. However, after his brother is killed in the ring by a vicious new fighter (Quinton Jackson), Eddie goes on a quest for revenge. His journey takes him through the depths of the underground pit fighting circuit, where he finds people like Lucky (Flavor Flav), who help him; while others, such as the nefarious Argento (Armand Assante) will stop at nothing to see Eddie fail.



Like many Direct-to-DVD movies, Confessions of a Pit Fighter was largely ignored by all major reviewers, and the few who bother review, pointed the lack of creativity of the story. One critic pointed that, "This film even seems to acknowledge that, phoning in the narrative in a tired and bored pace. This notion isn't helped by the main character being as dull as a 30-year-old pencil. The actor playing Eddie Castillo couldn't be more uninterested in the material and he instantly becomes a liability to this film. Having the main character ruin the movie is a bad thing!" and concluded "Earlier I wondered if this movie deserved to be shelved for three years before release. The verdict? Yeah, pretty much. It's longer than necessary, has a boring main character, unintelligible supporting cast, kills off the only cool guy, and has lame fight scenes. Pretty much a complete disaster, when weighed in. Try Kickboxer 4. Much better! Score: 2 out of 10".[3]


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