A wheelchair-bound, former boxer deals with his long estranged granddaughter whom is seeking financial help for her writing career and helping her loser boyfriend get out of debt with the local mob.

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Joe Moran
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Tony
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Ronnie
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Capo
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Moe
Floyd Patterson ...
Himself
Harris Laskawy ...
Minty
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Pico
Terrance Ellis ...
Young Hopeful (as Terry Ellis)
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Young Boxer
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Lady with Dog
Anna Berger ...
Real Estate Agent
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Maurice Shrog ...
Benny the Wino
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James Cagney (in his final role) plays a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long estraged granddaughter, an aspiring writer, pops back in his life first searching for money to help her ne'er-do-well boyfriend get off the hook with mafia types for various loans, and later she redevelops a familial bond with the old man. Written by Matt Patay

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27 March 1984 (USA)  »

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half Cagney better than most FULL actors, past or present
24 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

a reviewer here says the producers had a chance to let the real Cagney voice come through > I hope he meant that SOME of JG's warbling penetrated! geeesh!! another reason for my less than "10" review is that no one apparently thought enough to write in some funny business between Cagney and Carney > something! even if Art did his hesitation bit (signing a document, you remember).

having said all that > we have a fine film here, especially a Made-For-TV movie, back in the days when a good one was not really expected! a good script really counts, as two loners - estranged relatives who battle (one in the ring) and one (with herself and psychologically with her erratic boyfriend)distant - find that two are better than "one!! great location shooting adds to the interest and enjoyment.


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