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Gladiator -- A corrupt promoter pits two friends against each other in the hard-hitting world of boxing.
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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
6 March 1992 (USA) See more »
Nobody owns Tommy Riley. Nobody. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Marshall ... Tommy Riley

Richard Lexsee ... Father in Park

T.E. Russell ... Spits

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Abraham Lincoln Haines
Tab Baker ... Storm Trooper

Dwain A. Perry ... Storm Trooper
Joan Schwenk ... Secretary
Raul Salinas ... Teen in Classroom
Marctwaine Nettles-Bey ... Teen in Classroom

Derek Anunciation ... Teen in Classroom

Cara Buono ... Dawn
Francesca P. Roberts ... Miss Higgins
Emily Marie Hooper ... Belinda

Jon Seda ... Romano
Lance Slaughter ... Shortcut

Vonte Sweet ... Tidbits
Antoine Roshell ... Scarface
John Louis Williams ... School Guard
Anthony Fitzpatrick ... Collector
Kevin Casey ... Collector

Robert Loggia ... Pappy Jack
Thomas Charles Simmons ... Leo
Laura Whyte ... Millie

Mell Flynn ... Teen in Diner (as Mary Flynn)
Jill Kiblinger ... Teen in Diner
Mark Phillip Raff ... Teen in Diner

John Heard ... John Riley

Ossie Davis ... Noah

Brian Dennehy ... Jimmy Horn
Harve Kolzow ... Timekeeper
Jeon-Paul Griffin ... Black Death

Mik Scriba ... Referee #1
Michael Glienna ... Black Death Corner Man
Mike A. Burgos ... Odds Board Man
Scott Coopwood ... Bookie (as Kenneth Scott Coopwood)
Tony Gios ... Bookie
Johnny Lira ... Bookie

Desi Singh ... Bookie
David Burton ... Bettor
Chilton Shellito ... Bettor
James 'Ike' Eichling ... Cop on Take (as James Ike Eichling)

Debra Stipe ... Charlene (as Debra Sandlund)
Blake Dollard ... Heavyweight Fighter
Johnny Bellino ... Dawn's Father
Theron Touché Lykes ... Bodyguard (as Theron 'Touche' Lykes)
Julian S. Campo ... Bodyguard
David Spencer Perkins ... Fight Fan
Virgil Strauss ... Referee #2
John W. Wilson ... Referee #3

Franklin Dennis Jones ... Ring Manager (as Franklin Jones)
Anthony 'Primo' LaCassa ... Romano's Cornerman
Brian O'Shea ... Referee #4
Patrick Outlaw ... Lincoln's Opponent
Hector Pena ... Tommy's Opponent

Mike Nussbaum ... Doctor
John M. Watson Sr. ... Hospital Patient
Jena Wynn ... Laura Lee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cie Allman ... Alexa - Ring Card Girl (uncredited)
Alfredo Ascencio ... Teen in Classroom (uncredited)
Tak Fujimoto ... (uncredited)

Brian Reed Garvin ... Referee (uncredited)
Judy Carmen Gonzalez ... Lady behind Ossie Davis (uncredited)

John Mondin ... Gambler (uncredited)
Glenn R. Schorsch ... Spectator (uncredited)

Benny Urquidez ... Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Rowdy Herrington 
Writing credits
Djordje Milicevic (story) and
Robert Mark Kamen (story) (as Robert Kamen)

Lyle Kessler (screenplay) and
Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay) (as Robert Kamen)

Produced by
Frank Price .... producer
Stephen J. Roth .... producer (as Steve Roth)
Original Music by
Brad Fiedel 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry B. Miller III 
Peter Zinner 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey 
Cathy Sandrich 
Production Design by
Gregg Fonseca 
Art Direction by
Bruce Alan Miller  (as Bruce Miller)
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart  (as Jay R. Hart)
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Rodger Jacobs .... makeup artist
Linda Rizzuto .... hair stylist (as Linda R. Rizzuto)
Lun Yé Hodges .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Steve Rose .... assistant unit production manager
Kenneth Utt .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christine Larson .... first assistant director
John L. Roman .... second assistant director
Michele Ziegler .... second second assistant director (as Michele D'Angelo)
Art Department
William Arnold .... set designer
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master (as Dave Chamerski)
William Dambra .... property master (as William D. Dambra)
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator
Andrew Zawacki .... construction coordinator (as Andrew M. Zawacki)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Karen Fletcher Trujillo .... set designer (uncredited)
Joel Prihoda .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
John H. Arrufat .... sound editor (as John Arrufat)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley
Ron Bartlett .... sound editor
Dean Beville .... sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Chic Cecchini .... cable
Mike Chock .... sound editor
John Dunn .... sound editor
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Judee Flick .... supervising adr editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor (as Stephen H. Flick)
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Hegeman .... adr editor
Andrea Horta .... adr editor
Joan Rowe .... foley
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor (as Geoffry Rubay)
David A. Whittaker .... supervising sound editor
Glenn Williams .... production mixer
J.A. Williams .... boom operator
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John D. Milinac .... special effects
David Burton .... stunt double
Tierre Turner .... stunt double
Jeff Bruno .... fight training (uncredited)
Jeff Mulvin .... fight trainer (uncredited)
Benny Urquidez .... fight coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip
Todd Braden .... musco light technician
Richard Brown .... grip
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera
Michelle Crenshaw .... second assistant camera
John P. Friday .... electrician (as John Friday)
Rodger Kelderman .... musco light technician (as Roger Kelderman)
Mark R. Lindberg .... electrician
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator
Danial Miller .... dolly grip (as Danial A. Miller)
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... second assistant camera
Dick Oakes .... chief lighting technician (as Richard D. Oakes)
Troy Osman .... grip (as Troy O. Osman)
Van Redin .... still photographer
Richard Sayers .... grip
Park B. Taylor .... electrician
Nick Thomas .... electric best boy
Joe Tomko Jr. .... second grip
Thomas E. Whalen .... video operator
William Allen Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Deborah Tabak .... extras casting assistant
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Weber .... wardrobe supervisor (as Cheryl A. Weber)
Patrick Caulfield .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Chris Jackson .... assistant film editor
Marcelo Sansevieri .... assistant film editor
Folmer Wiesinger .... assistant film editor
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
Location Management
Andrew D. Cooke .... location scout
Bob Hudgins .... location manager
Martin L. Hudson .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... music scoring mixer
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Patty von Arx .... assistant music editor
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Michael Sembello .... song producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William T. Hogan III .... transportation coordinator
Danny Maxwell .... transportation captain
Other crew
Diane Bandolas .... production accountant
Brian W. Boyd .... production assistant
Dru Anne Carlson .... script supervisor (as Dru Ann Carlson)
Luis Defreitas .... strength trainer
Barbara Doherty .... craft service (as Barbara E. Doherty)
Michael Elyanow .... production assistant
Jeff Hay .... craft service assistant
Jimmy Nickerson .... boxing coordinator (as Jim Nickerson)
Mary K. Perko .... production coordinator
W. Michael Phillips .... production assistant
Stephen Ricci .... assistant: Mr. Roth
Jeff Richmond .... production assistant
Steven Jay Rubin .... unit publicist (as Steve Rubin)
Toni Semple .... assistant: Mr. Herrington
Benny Urquidez .... technical consultant: fighting (as Ben Urquidez)
Alice-Ann Zemelman .... assistant accountant
Jimmy Borto .... production assistant (uncredited)
Guy Killum .... adr voice (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid medic (uncredited)
Margaret J. Orlando .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Judith Walder .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Al Cohn .... special thanks: Illinois Film Office

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Rated R for violence and language
101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The school building that they shot some of the exterior shots was William McKinley high school in Chicago, IL. Walt Disney attended McKinley High for a short period from 1917-18 and worked on the school's newspaper as the cartoonist, before dropping out at the age of 16 to join the US Army. Because he was too young, the US Army did not accept him, so he joined the Red Cross.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Spits:I'll catch you on the greasy side.See more »
Hold on TightSee more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A kick ass boxing movie, 19 February 2002
Author: tynera ( from Michigan

What does every action movie need?

A nasty villian that the audience can hate, and a good, tough hero that the audience can love. If these character premises are established and the plot flows, the final confrontation between these two arch-enemies should be breath-taking and keep the audience guessing.

Gladiator does this perfectly. The boxing scenes are gripping, intense and pull the audience out of their seats to cheer for the films two heroes... Tommy Riley and Cuba. The movie has a great soundtrack and a noticeable visual style that stays constant throughout the film.

Horn (the bad guy) played by Brian Dennehy and his sidekick Pappy Jack played by Robert Loggia are a great combination of nastiness. Horn is brutally evil and rules his underground boxing contingent with an iron fist, while Pappy Jack is a sleezy, humorous villian that compliments Horn's seriousness beautifully.

The characters have some depth, but not much. Who needs depth in an action movie anyway? Tommy Riley, Cuba, and Romano's stations in life and their particular choices are explained adequately enough for the audience to sympathize with their situations and want them to kick some serious ass.


A kick-ass action movie. You will find yourself cheering loudly and rewinding parts because of their sheer intensity and visual, ass-kicking style.

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