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Undisputed (2002)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  23 August 2002 (USA)
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When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

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George "Ice Man" Chambers (Rhames) is a top ranked heavyweight boxer. However Chambers has his world turned upside down when he is accused of rape and sent to prison. Upon his arrival he hears talk about Monroe Hutchen (Snipes) who is the top ranked prison boxing champ 10 years running. Immediately there is bad blood with Chambers not wanting to be second to no one which leads to a lunch room fight between the men. Figuring it will be a good way to make money fellow convict Emmanuel 'Mendy' Ripstein (Peter Falk) sets up a prison boxing match between the two men to decide who is the real UNDISPUTED champ. Michael Rooker plays a guard, Fisher Stevens, John Seda, and Master P co star. Written by EL TORO 79

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Two Enemies ... The Mob ... The Ultimate Showdown. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,548,750 (USA) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$12,398,628 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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Ving Rhames had spent two years getting in shape for another movie role biopic about a boxing legend, but when that fell through this script caught his eye and he simply resumed his training for this film. See more »

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Marvin Bonds: This is the fight for what's right. This is the brawl for it all. This fight ain't about money, this is their heavyweight champion, against our heavyweight champion. This fight is for respect. R-e-s-p-e-ck. Respect.
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I really wanted to like this movie
9 January 2003 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the previews for this movie I have to admit I was pretty excited. It looked like a potential action blockbuster with two pretty decent actors in Wesley and Ving playing opposite each other. I really, really wanted to like it.

Guess I can't get everything I want.

Ving is the World Champion boxer imprisoned for raping a woman. In the prison we find that there is an underground boxing world run by the guards and an old mobster. The champion in this world is Wesley. Naturally the movie builds to the final conflict between the two.

The movie was, at best, bad. I kept watching hoping to see something emerge from this mess and it didn't. The plot, or what little there was, was pure cliche and a bad one at that. Neither actor really invested anything in the characters, both of which were also pure cliche. Ving's was arrogant and over the top. Wesley's was a Zen warrior.

Don't waste your time with this one. If you want to see a "bad" boxing movie then Play it to the Bone with Antonio and Woody is much more entertaining.


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