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Gladiator (1992)

 -  Action | Drama | Sport  -  6 March 1992 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
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Tommy Riley
Richard Lexsee ...
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
Derek Anunciation ...
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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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Gladiator  »

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$9,223,441 (USA)
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Trivia

James Marshall did two hours of boxing, one hour of weight training and one hour of jogging for five days a week for four months. See more »

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Tommy Riley's TV has black pen writing on it, written by his dad's debt collectors. The black pen writing changes formation from the scene where it was written on the TV, and where Tommy's dad John left for his new job. See more »

Quotes

Noah: When you're weak, you act strong. And when you're strong pretend to be weak.
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Soundtracks

U Can't Touch This
Written by M.C. Hammer, Alonzo Miller & Rick James
Performed by M.C. Hammer (as Hammer)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Pretty Good.
8 April 2001 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

First, I'd like to say that I don't see too many boxing movies. However, it's somewhat of a big action movie, and I like big action movies. I wasn't even looking for this one. I just happened to be channel surfing, & when I saw this starting on TBS I decided to watch it because it seemed interesting.

Cuba Gooding Jr. played his role very well. Out of all the movies I've seen him in, this was his 2nd best (behind Jerry Maguire.) The rest of the cast also delivered good performances. This film also had good sound and sound editing. To top it all off, the plot was real enjoyable. It doesn't take too long to take-off (I HATE movies that take forever to take-off) and closer to the end it gets real intense. I would easily recommend this movie to anyone who was looking for a good sports movie. =)


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