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The Opponent (1988)
"Qualcuno pagherà" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  8 July 1988 (Italy)
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In order to prove himself to his girlfriend's father, a young man takes up boxing professionally. The father becomes his trainer and a sleazy promoter gets interested in him, but the road to the title won't be easy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bobby Mulligan
Giuliano Gemma ...
Martin Duranti
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Anne
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Victor
Mary Stavin ...
Gilda Duranti
Bill Wohrman ...
Larry
James Warring ...
Eddy
A.J. Duhe ...
Baby
Herb Goldstein ...
Doctor
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Ollie
Gregg Todd Davis ...
Punk
Edgar Allan Poe IV ...
Punk #1
Lenny Moore ...
Duncan
Scotty Gallin ...
Pappy (as Scott Gallin)
Mark McCraken ...
Don (as Marc McCraken)
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In order to prove himself to his girlfriend's father, a young man takes up boxing professionally. The father becomes his trainer and a sleazy promoter gets interested in him, but the road to the title won't be easy.

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Comedy | Drama

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Also Known As:

O Combate  »

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For Gemma and Martino completists only.

A uncharacteristic moment of dullness from the usually reliable, and at times inspired Sergio Martino. The real sad thing about this film is its total lack of identity, rather than looking and feeling like a commercial Italian production it resembles more the work of the "made for television crowd". Some mildly interesting casting in the shape of Mary Stavin and Daniel Greene, but really only worth the time of day for diehard Martino fans and Giuliano Gemma completists.


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