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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. | Add synopsis »
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An earnest documentary about upstart boxers from the ghetto. See more (9 total) »



Sam Doumit ... Maya
Martin Goldman ... Himself
Harry Keitt ... Himself
Randy Little ... Himself
Tyrene Manson ... Herself
Mickey Marcello ... Himself
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad ... Himself
Aida Santiago ... Herself

Noel Santiago ... Himself
George Walton ... Himself

Directed by
Nanette Burstein 
Brett Morgen 
Produced by
Meg Bowles .... co-executive producer
Nanette Burstein .... producer
Jonathan Cohen .... executive producer
Jennifer Fox .... executive producer
Brett Morgen .... producer
Jesse Moss .... associate producer
Gabrielle Tana .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
Cinematography by
Brett Morgen 
Film Editing by
Nancy Baker 
Nanette Burstein 
Production Management
Jeff Sanders .... executive in charge of production
Richard Welles .... executive in charge of production
Sound Department
Evan Benjamin .... sound assistant
Nanette Burstein .... production sound
Michael Canzoniero .... production sound
Courtney Connell .... assistant sound engineer
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Libette Garcia .... sound assistant
Matthew Haasch .... foley engineer
Dan Lohaus .... sound assistant
Jesse Moss .... production sound
Douglas J. Schulman .... production sound mixer (pilot)
Tony Volante .... re-recording engineer
Juan Carlos Zaldívar .... sound designer
Juan Carlos Zaldívar .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Barnard .... camera operator: additional camera
Nanette Burstein .... additional camera operator
Mickey Harlow .... additional camera operator
Wolf Baschung .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Vickie Bishop .... assistant editor
Dan Lohaus .... assistant editor
Alan Oxman .... additional editor
Jim Stonaker .... on-line editor
Music Department
Web Davis .... musician: scratch (as Web D.)
Carlos Gomez .... musician: percussion
Jonathan Greenberg .... musician: trombone
Frank London .... musician: trumpet
Ned Mann .... musician: bass
Mickey Marcello .... music supervisor
Ralph Rolle .... musician: drums
Larry Saltzman .... musician: guitar
Theodore Shapiro .... musician: keyboards
Michael Tudor .... score engineer
Other crew
Andy Goldman .... graphic consultant
Andy Goldman .... key artist
Andy Goldman .... graphic consultant
Bill Platt .... special thanks

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An earnest documentary about upstart boxers from the ghetto., 26 December 2000
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"On The Ropes" provides a rare but shallow look into the brutal sport of boxing by focusing on the lives three young boxers and their trainer. At the center of the film is Harry Keitt, a man with a checkered past whose quest to help boost kids-gone-wrong from the projects into a productive life via the ring is his personal salvation. What this earnest film does best is demonstrate how boxing can provide structure, discipline, purpose, and the hope of success and greatness for ghetto kids who have what it takes. The film also clearly shows what it takes it a lot.

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