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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Capo
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Moe
Floyd Patterson ...
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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 ...
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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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Due to the aftereffects of a stroke, James Cagney was unable to properly articulate his dialog during shooting. In the finished film, his voice is actually dubbed by impressionist Frank Gorshin. See more »

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from what I remember, pathetic!
31 October 2003 | by (Eagleville, Pa.) – See all my reviews

This film has been bugging me for years. I've occasionally asked around about it but noone ever knew what I was talking about. I remember sitting in front of the t.v. some twenty years ago and seeing this as like a "movie of the week". Jimmy Cagney is so old and feeble in it that he can not even emote enough for the microphones to pick him up.THE DIALOGUE OF CAGNEY'S CHARACTER IS ENTIRELY DUBBED IN BY A BAD IMPERSONATOR1 I don't beleive that noone has commented on that after seeing this film . I'm sure this is the same movie although I only saw it briefly 20 years ago as a teenager. The dubbing bit was so obvious and bad that it sticks out in my mind. I think Cagney was a bit past his prime in this one (25 years past), I loved his movies but he should have been home sipping tea for this one.


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