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2 Birds with 1 Stallone (2002)

Lou Benedetti transforms from a violent stutterering boxer into a sensitive motivational speaker.


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Credited cast:
Bret Carr ...
Lou Benedetti
Aldo Cascio
Michael Corleone
Jason Petty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salvatore Cavaliere ...
Lou's Father
Antonio Miguel Lopez ...
Tony Street Gang Member
Mary Helen Shashy ...
Medical Resident


Lou Benedetti, a world class boxer, loves people, but he can only speak without a stutter when he's inviting violent confrontation into his life. When a head injury robs Lou of his boxing license, his only hope at a future is as a fight trainer for the upcoming Golden Gloves. Unfortunately, his speech impediment is magnified under the pressure of 30 second round breaks. Lou has 2 weeks to lose his stutter and overcome a lifetime of sociopath behavior. Written by Anonymous

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10 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Fight the Good Fight  »

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most moving film of the past few years
14 December 2002 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

Rarely have i gone to the theatre and seen a character truly become a new human being. Bret Carr, who directed and starred in 2 Birds, has made a most powerful film. The title character, Lou Benedetti, transforms from violent stuttering homophobe into a motivational speaker. This alone is enough to keep you in your seat as his performance was spellbinding. However, the story and interweaving of flashback and sound effects taking us inside of his head, was almost painterly in its design. And the result was the most moving film experience I've had in the last few years. I fully recommend this wonderful film. It blended comedy with tragedy and then took me back out the top making me feel like I too can conquer the world. Or, perhaps, just my demons. That is enough for me. Oh, and there is a marvelous cameo which is excruciatingly funny and poignant and serves to move the story along in yet another wonderfully surprising way. This film is full of surprises and little miracles. See it now. Take you family. Then go see it again. I'm going to. But how, I'm not sure, since I accidentally walked into a screening at the angelika. Somebody is bound to discover this gem, and put it in theatres. This film needs to be seen.

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