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Billy Hope (Character)
from Southpaw (2015)

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Southpaw -- From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy"), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.
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Southpaw -- A boxer fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.
Southpaw -- Billy Hope is a one-time boxer at the height of his fame, with a fancy house and a loving family, and despite his career, his wife Maureen, pleads for him to quit so he can spend time with his daughter Leila. He announces his retirement during a party, but when Maureen is accidentally killed during an altercation with another boxer, his world falls apart.
Then when he loses Leila to child protection services due to his destructive behavior, his last hope is returning to the world of boxing with the help of trainer Tick Wills in order to reunite with Leila.

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  1. Southpaw (2015) Played by Jake Gyllenhaal

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From Southpaw (2015)
Tick Wills: You all right? How's your eye?
Billy Hope: Yeah. How's your eye?
Tick Wills: Now you're being smart.
Billy Hope: No, seriously, what's up with your eye? What is that?
Tick Wills: Evil blue-eyed devil just took it from me.
Billy Hope: You know, the thing with you is that, like, Sometimes one eye is like, cloudy, right? And the other one is, like, sunny. Like, cloudy, sunny, cloudy, sunny. Close one eye, it's cloudy. Close the other eye is sunny.
Tick Wills: Buster Quigley was a nothing fighter. We were in the middle of a match, and I was crushing him, knocking him to the ground.Out of nowhere, he hit me. Bam. With a right hand. I went down, my eye went dark. Doc told me I could never fight again.
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