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The Prize Fighter (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  November 1979 (USA)
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Bags
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Shake
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Pop Morgan
Robin Clarke ...
Mike
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Polly
Mary Ellen O'Neill ...
Mama
Michael LaGuardia ...
The Butcher
George Nutting ...
Timmy
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Flower
John Myhers ...
Doyle
Bill Ash ...
Towel Man
Joan Benedict Steiger ...
Dori (as Joan Benedict)
Merle G. Cain ...
Bumper
Holly Conover ...
Judy
Alfred E. Covington ...
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The Prize Fighter (1979) national publicist C. W. Henderson received a top public relations industry award for placing over 100 newspaper and magazine articles about a single scene in this feature film; he placed more than 150 stories in the nation's newspapers and magazines about the filming of a segment of the movie that depicts a world championship boxing match, according to The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution of July 4, 1979; The Prize Fighter was filmed in Georgia. See more »

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The Prize-Fighter is a Champion
27 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not easy making a comedy about the fistic arts. In the 1940s Danny Kay was successful in "The Kid From Brooklyn", playing a "fighting milkman". It took almost 40 years for another boxing comedy to make an impact, and that was The Prize-Fighter.

Tim Conway plays Depression Era boxer, Bags Collins. Bags has a perfect fighting record; 20 fights, 20 knockouts.............all losses! A perfect record! Don Knotts plays Shake, the brainy(LOL!) manager of Bags Collins.

The movie manages to capture the times and is an interesting reflection of the Depression Era. Tim Conway is at his bumbling best when he is in the ring "knocking out" the top three contenders-Irish, Jake Folley and the Grader. The Bags/Grader fight had me rolling in my seat.

There's an impressive supporting cast and Robin Clarke as "Mike" the mob-boss gives an out-standing Brando impression. The final championship match is well done too.

The Prize-Fighter is a championship of a comedy.


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