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Gladiator (1992)

R  |   |  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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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
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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Nobody owns Tommy Riley. Nobody. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fäuste - Du mußt um Dein Recht kämpfen  »

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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

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

Shortcut: Well, he don't look like much.
Spits: He not much. He's just a funny boy.
Shortcut: Oh, yeah?
Spits: Yeah.
Shortcut: You funny, boy? Well come on. Make me laugh.
Tommy Riley: I don't want any trouble.
Shortcut: That's too bad, funny boy. See, trouble be my middle name.
Spits: Trouble be his uh, pseudonym.
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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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James Marshall And Cuba Gooding deliver
24 July 1999 | by (Chi-town) – See all my reviews

The fierce emotion and desire that consumes this movie makes it not only entertaining but majestic. The performances of James Marshall and Brian Denehy are brilliant as are those by supporting actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert Loggia. The movie captures the essence of the streets of Chicago and the fight of two men to beat the odds. I feel like I'm writing the trailer to the movie but that's just because I feel so inspired when I think of the Gladiator. If you don't like boxing then don't see it. But if you are a true fan of boxing (like the Golden Gloves) then the Gladiators is a must see. You won't be disappointed.


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