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
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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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The story was originally intended as a vehicle for Katharine Hepburn, with the main character a retired tennis champion. When she declined the project, it was rewritten for James Cagney, with the lead character changed to a retired boxer. See more »

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Features Winner Take All (1932) See more »

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We want a copy of this movie - where do we buy one ?
16 July 2002 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

This was a warm movie about real life. Cagney, Carney and Barkin did an outstanding job of portraying the great generation gap and how it CAN come together. Those who did not like this movie probably like a lot of violence and sex in movies.Those people are typical of this day and age...what a shame.

How do we buy a copy of this movie ? We have looked everywhere and it is not available - WHY ?????????


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