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Terrible Joe Moran (1984)

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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Nick
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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)
Peter DeAnello ...
Young Boxer
Susan Lowden ...
Lady with Dog
Anna Berger ...
Real Estate Agent
Andrew MacMillan ...
Announcer
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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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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This film is full of old fashioned family values and love.
22 April 2001 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

Those who think it a tripe and shallow movie are too young to remember when families were real and full of love, truth and morality. Ellen Barkin holds her own with the powerful cast of James Cagney and Art Carney. The film brings back reality of what true love and family means.The comedy and one liners are great.


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