Release dateSeptember 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) Music directorJames Alan Johnston, James Raymond CastJohn Cena (Mike Chetley), Patricia Clarkson (Sharon), Devon Graye (Cal Chetley), Danny Glover (Harry 'Red' Newman) Similar moviesJupiter Ascending, Southpaw, Pitch Perfect 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Intern
TaglineSome Legends are born out of Struggle.
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.
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 Chetley's 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.
Devon Graye as Cal Chetley
John Cena as Mike Chetley
Patricia Clarkson as Sharon Chetley
Danny Glover as Harry "Red" Newman - Mac Chetley's old coach
Madeleine Martin as Luli Stringfellow
Tyler Posey as Billy Barrow
John Posey as Coach Stu Tennent
Teo Olivares as Donald Worthington
Chris Whetstone as Mac Chetley
WWE Studios produced the film alongside Samuel Goldwyn Films. Filming took place at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School in Kenner, Louisiana in December 2009.
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 and 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.
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.
Critics received the film poorly according to Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of only 17% based on 42 reviews.
Legendary failed to make the top ten at the box office in its only weekend in wide release, finishing with $200,393 in total.