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Gladiator (1992)

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Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

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Cast

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Tommy Riley
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Father in Park
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Spits
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Tab Baker ...
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Joan Schwenk ...
Secretary
Raul Salinas ...
Teen in Classroom
Marctwaine Nettles-Bey ...
Teen in Classroom
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Teen in Classroom
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Dawn
Francesca P. Roberts ...
Miss Higgins
Emily Marie Hooper ...
Belinda
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Romano
Lance Slaughter ...
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Storyline

A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ghettos. While being exploited by a boxing promoter the two teens become friends. An explosive ending puts the two friends in the ring against each other in a fight for survival. Written by Joe Miller <joe938216@aol.com>

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Against all odds, they became friends. Against their will, they became opponents. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fäuste - Du mußt um Dein Recht kämpfen  »

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Box Office

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$9,223,441 (USA)
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Trivia

This was James Marshall's first and last lead role. See more »

Goofs

Obvious fake in place for Cuba Gooding, Jr.; when Jimmy strikes Haines out from the ring. See more »

Quotes

Pappy Jack: Come on, kid. Money's talking!
Tommy Riley: Well, maybe it's not talking to me.
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Soundtracks

Rico Suave
Written by Gerardo Mejía (as Gerardo) & Christian Warren
Performed by Gerardo Mejía (as Gerardo)
Courtesy of Interscope Records/East West Records America
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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An accidental success
6 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I actually was supposed to rent the Gladiator with Russel Crowe in it but the videos must have been mixed up. Anyway i thoughrouly enjoyed this powerful boxing movie. Some people may cringe at it, as it's rather violent. But the heaps of action and street life is cool and entertains all through the movie.

8/5 out of 10.


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