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Undisputed (2002)

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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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Jesus 'Chuy' Campos
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Yank Lewis
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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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One Man Fighting for His Honor, One Man Fighting for His Future ... See more »

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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23 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iceman  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,548,750, 25 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,398,628, 6 October 2002
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Trivia

Walter Hill had always wanted to make a boxing film, being a fan of the sport since he was young. "Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing, are just metaphors for other things, I think I've made one that's actually about boxing, and not a metaphor." See more »

Goofs

The movie stated that Sweetwater Prison is a Level 5 facility. California prisons do not have level 5 facilities. The classification level of every prison in California goes from Level 1 through Level 4. Level 1 is minimum and level 4 is maximum security. Examples of Level 4 facilities include Pelican Bay State Prison and High Desert State Prison. See more »

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Marvin Bonds: Give Hitler's cousin his lunch.
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There are no opening credits listing the actors real names. Instead, their character's name, crimes, gang affiliation, and conviction year are listed as they are introduced. See more »

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Followed by Boyka: Undisputed (2016) See more »

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Undisputed
Written and Performed by Baby, Mannie Fresh, Lil' Wayne, Lac and Mikki
Published by Money Mack Music and Big Tymers Publishing
Courtesy of Cash Money Records
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Ponderous,even for 90 minutes.
21 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

The reliably dreary Walter Hill churns out yet another slow-moving,action lacking yarn.The story is an incoherent,structureless bore concerning the impending showdown between Sweatwater Prison's reigning boxing champ (Wesley Snipes) and the rough,heavy new arrival (Ving Rhames).Performance wise,Rhames is quite impressive as a volatile,easily provoked big-brooding thug who makes Mike Tyson look like a pussycat in comparison,but Snipes is wasted as a more reserved,Lennox Lewis-alike who practises oragami in his spare time.And sadly,for an actor who can usually be relied upon to deliver the dramatic goods,for some reason here he seems really disinterested in his role,not bothering to flex any emotion or sense of involvement whatsoever.

In fact,the whole thing seems to have been weirdly inspired by the year's big Lewis/Tyson showdown event.Oh well,the real thing always is more exciting isn't it?**


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