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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  12 December 1956 (Japan)
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Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has ... See full summary »

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Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has decided to start a new life. However, he is immediately drafted to the army. But they can't keep him and he goes AWOL. Rocky discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Fresh off her Oscar win, Eva Marie Saint had been considered for the role of Norma. See more »

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When Rocky orders the black-and-white soda, a spoon suddenly appears as he's handing back the glass for more seltzer. See more »

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Rocky Graziano: It's not my fault that she's pregnant!
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Referenced in I Am Steve McQueen (2014) See more »

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Somebody Up There Likes Me
(1956)
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics By Sammy Cahn
Sung by Perry Como during the opening and closing credits
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One of the best movies about boxing
25 January 2006 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

I am a Paul Newman's fan I think he is one of the best actors of the last four decades This movie reflects the life of a great boxer as no other. The fact that the movie has been filmed in black and white captures the essence of a decade where the values were more than money for the American society. All the performances are excellent, and the Perry Como's song Somebody up there likes me is a plus. I want to mention Everett Sloane and Sal Mineo performances because they really help to show the boxer's life. Although there are many good Paul Newman's movies this is a masterpiece to me.To summarize,this is one of the best movies about boxing that you can find and is also a biography


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