HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Warrior’ With Tom Hardy

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CHICAGO – In our latest sport/action edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes (increased from 25 admit-twos!) up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Warrior” starring Nick Nolte and rising stars Tom Hardy (Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Joel Edgerton!

“Warrior” also stars Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernández, Bryan Callen, Sam Sheridan, Fernando Chien, Jake McLaughlin, Vanessa Martinez, Denzel Whitaker, Carlos Miranda and Nick Lehane from writer and director Gavin O’Connor.

The film opens on Sept. 9, 2011. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Warrior” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Warrior with Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton
The movie poster for “Warrior” with Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
Image credit: Lionsgate

Here is the plot description for “Warrior”:

Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime­ in Lionsgate’s “Warrior”: a moving and inspirational action/drama from acclaimed director Gavin O’Connor (“Miracle”).

Haunted by a tragic past, U.S. Marine Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns home for the first time in 14 years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta: the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton) – a teacher who was previously a fighter – returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin.

But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart. They face off in the most soaring, soul-stirring and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.

A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit, “Warrior” is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family. “Warrior” stars Joel Edgerton (“Animal Kingdom,” “Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith”), Tom Hardy (the upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Inception,” “Black Hawk Down”), Jennifer Morrison (“House,” “Star Trek”) and Nick Nolte (“Tropic Thunder,” “The Thin Red Line”).

The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor. The screenplay is by Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis and Cliff Dorman. The story is by Gavin O’Connor and Cliff Dorfman.

The movie trailer for “Warrior” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

In a clash of family vs. fame and fortune, which path would you take?

Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Warrior” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. Good luck!

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Anonymoussss's picture


Why choose? a real family would back you up on your search for fame and riches!

David Smith's picture


fame and fortune

faraziit's picture

Get rich first, and you won't die tryin'

I would choose the fame and riches—because once you have it all, everything else follows.

the_longshot@hotmail.com's picture

Warrior's Answer

Fortune tops my family at least.

Anonymous's picture

I would have to say family

I would have to say family because fame and fortune is definitely fleeting when family typically is for a lifetime. I would rather die in the presence of loved ones than in the presence of money.

SylBurt's picture

In a clash of family vs. fame and fortune, which path would you

In any clash involving family, “Family” win every time … hands down … no contest … end of discussion!

mmontez15's picture


family without once ever thinking about it.

Auslise's picture

Hmm...family vs. fame/fortune?

As annoying as family can be sometimes, they can help make you happy and whole, whereas fame/fortune cannot. That said, it is still very important to follow your dreams, so if family members are unhealthy and unsupportive, this becomes a much more difficult decision - you come from your family, but where you go is entirely up to you.

Auslise's picture

The best path...

This is a hard question. It’s easy to just say, “oh, of course I’d choose my family!” but this really, really depends on the situation. If you have a great family, and the path you take may hurt them, or you, then this probably isn’t the direction for you. But, if this path truly is a dream you wouldn’t be you without, you kind of don’t have a choice but to take this route…and hope that your family will support you and understand.

Ultimately, you should always take the most positive steps possible - this may mean something different for different people.

johnnyhangtime's picture


I would have to say family. Fame and fortune can go but a good family never will.

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