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The Prize Fighter (1979)

PG | | Comedy | November 1979 (USA)
A mobster tricks an ex-boxer and his manager to take part in a series of (fixed) fights as part of a scheme to get his hands on an old boxing gym.

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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
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Dori (as Joan Benedict)
Merle G. Cain ...
Bumper
Holly Conover ...
Judy
Alfred E. Covington ...
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A mobster tricks an ex-boxer and his manager to take part in a series of (fixed) fights as part of a scheme to get his hands on an old boxing gym.

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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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Lyrics and Music by Peter Matz
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CONWAY & KNOTTS at their best
25 February 2006 | by (Victoria, Canada) – See all my reviews

Well, I don't know about other comments, but when I saw the movie in 1979 or 1980, I thought it was a very good little comedy with the shenanigans and slapstick of Knotts & Conway,

As far as "Boxing" movies or documentaries, it was no "Raging Bull" or "Golden Boy", and it didn't have the real life sadness but redemption of "Ring of Fire - The Emile Griffith Story" or the excellence of "Somebody Up There Likes Me", but it wasn't a drama or true story.

It was a comedy that was well acted and deserves a three star rating on the entertainment value. Thanks to Tim, Don and the cast & crew for a slice of movie magic.


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