The Fighter was a true story; Warrior is entirely fictional. And where The Fighter was immersed in the familiar sweat and blood of boxing, Warrior’s arena is the newer one of mixed martial arts (MMA) — that punchy young sport currently elbow-striking its way into popular consciousness.
Who was Warrior based on?
Frank Grillo based his character on famed MMA trainer Greg Jackson. Grillo and Joel Edgerton trained and lived with Jackson at his New Mexico gym during pre-production.
Is the TV series Warrior based on a true story?
Although the Bruce Lee-inspired Cinemax series Warrior is fiction, it is loosely based on historical events of San Francisco in the 1870s.Dec 5, 2020
Is Warrior on HBO Max a true story?
The characters themselves may be fictional, but with rival tongs competing for power and influence within the same city, Game of Thrones-esque conflicts along similar lines as this were bound to arise out of the Tong Wars.Dec 6, 2020
What is the backstory of Warrior?
But here’s what you’ll be getting into: Warrior is the story of a broken family. Brothers Brendan (Joel Edgerton) and Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) grew up with an abusive alcoholic father, played by Nick Nolte. At a young age, they were separated by their mother’s decision to leave.Jun 14, 2022