The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring.
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$32,544 (USA) (24 September 1999)

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$47,074 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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Boxing as a Way of Life
29 March 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

On The Ropes(1999) is a documentary of great power and great tragedy. I consider it about life and boxing the same way that Hoop Dreams was about life in basketball. It follows the lives of three people and the paths they walk in life. It is the best documentary of the final year of the 20th Century. On The Ropes is an excellent non fiction film about boxing and is one that should be viewed more than once.


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