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Split Decisions (1988)

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

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Eddie McGuinn
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Ray McGuinn
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Dan McGuinn
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Pop McGuinn
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Barbara Uribe
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Julian 'Snake' Pedroza
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Lou Rubia
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Benny Pistone
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Santiago
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When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Kid Gloves  »

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$695,822 (USA)
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The Spirit of Man
Written by Chris De Burgh
Performed by Chris De Burgh
Courtesy of A&M Records
Rondor Music, Ltd. (London)
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Derivative small time boxing movie..........
11 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Following a well worn cliché path, "Split Decisions" is far from original, nevertheless I found it entertaining. The three generations of Irish boxers seem to be in constant turmoil, but in the end stand together nicely. Gene Hackman is not the star here, even with top billing. It is Craig Sheffer and Jeff Fahey, as Hackman's sons, who carry the film. Jennifer Beals really has nothing to do, and is totally wasted. Character development is good, and the truncated boxing scenes are exciting............................. If you are willing to accept this revenge in the ring film for what it is, it is very watchable. - MERK


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