Rope A Dope 2 has wrapped production in Oakland, CA at the Victory Warehouse. It was a grueling 6-day shoot for everyone. Three 10-12 hour long days were dedicated to fight scenes, one day being a complete reshoot, a training montage had to be completely reshot due to a continuity error, and our Red Epic was forcibly taken from us at gunpoint in Oakland. It was a war, but war is for fighters. The rest teach theory.

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Photo by co-director Pete Lee. Dennis and I just finished multiple takes of a jack-sweep with a front tiger fall. Once Pete and producer Clayton Barber yelled “It’s a wrap!” our bodies gave out and we buckled over in pain, Dennis with a busted hamstring, me with sudden muscle cramps in both legs and my stomach.

Will post screencaps and all kinds of updates as I edit this beast.

A couple of stoners and a tourist witness a deal about to go bad. When the reputed kingpin spots them, it is time for some ACTION & COMEDY!

Directed by Jose Montesinos and featuring Dennis Ruel, Andy Long, Vlad Rimburg, Troy Carbonel, Ray Carbonel, Shaun Finney, Ed Kahana, Ken Quitugua, Sari Sabella, and Giovannie Espiritu.