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The Opponent (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  20 October 2000 (USA)
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Patty
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June
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Fred
Harry O'Reilly ...
Jack
Bill Corsair ...
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Marty Burke
Diego López ...
Pasqual
Julian Townsend ...
South Troy Boxer
Kyle Thrash ...
Billy
Nolan Carley ...
Ire Feuer
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Dr. Vhani
Robert Patrick Ryan ...
Self / Singer
Suzi Tasca ...
Caris "The Rocket"
Sheryl McCallum ...
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Patty is a woman involved in an abusive relationship who decides to take boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. While practicing at a health club, Patty attracts the attention of June and Fred; She's a female boxer and he's a promoter who books fights at local clubs. Both June and Fred thinks Patty might have what it takes to go pro, and they introduce her to Tommy, a trainer who runs a local gym and who helps Patty get into fighting shape. In June, Patty finds a friend who gives her a good reason to get away from her boyfriend, and she begins a slow but steady climb up the ladder of the women's boxing circuit. Written by Anonymous

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I call it Rocky VI
27 July 2004 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

In this low budget action film Erika Eleniak, still gorgeous as ever, takes up boxing to release her emotions she has because she has a very possessive boyfriend who has got some loose hands. The film has an urban feeling which is good but we've already seen in it in Sly's Rocky franchise before. Especially training montages of Erika running through the streets in he gray jogging outfit makes you wonder if this isn't really Rocky VI released under a different name. The movie is a drama film, so there's more about relationships between people than boxing-matches (Erika only boxes in the ring twice) The one thing you keep waiting for is an eventual showdown between her and her abusive ex-boyfriend which just never happens. A miss in my eyes. The acting is good considering the lead is an ex-playmate and baywatch-star. The movie entertains and never gets dull. The movie isn't really originality itself but if you stumble upon it in a discount-bin in your local DVD-shop or come across it on TV, give it a chance. You might like it. And even if the story doesn't appeal to you: watching Erika Eleniak for 90 minutes can hardly be called "torment"

I rate it a 6


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