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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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Lou Rubia
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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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Pretty poor
5 September 2016 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe they actually made this film. What were they thinking? Better yet, what were Gene Hackman, Jeff Fahey, and Jennifer Beals thinking? They do a decent job in the acting area but the plot is so stale it looks like a fight film from the 40s. And the fight scenes are so staged it looks an amateur film. I mean, after "Rocky" we are all used to some pretty good fight scenes where it looks like the guy is actually being hit.

If you like fight films there are two good Rocky films, especially the first which I thought was excellent. As they continued to make them they ultimately devalued the original, but at the time I thought it was brilliant. Now that it is a cliché it's hard to remember how powerful the original was. In addition to Rocky I liked "The Fighter" (2010), "Warrior" (2011), "Fight Club" (1999), "Raging Bull" (1980), "Cinderella Man" (2005), "Champion" (1949), and "The Set-up" (1949). Of course I've left out the Kung Fu genre.


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