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Undisputed (2002)

R  |   |  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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At Sweetwater Prison, The World Heavyweight Champion Is About To Meet His Match. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iceman  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$347,514 (Spain) (31 May 2002)


$12,398,628 (USA) (4 October 2002)

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Did You Know?


This film was actually filmed at two different Nevada prisons as well as having a major fight scene filmed at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. See more »


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 »


Marvin Bonds: Give Hitler's cousin his lunch.
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Crazy Credits

The movie title is repeatedly shown in the opening scenes, but no producers, directors, writers, actors, etc are named. See more »


Edited into Today You Die (2005) See more »


Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers and Willie Chambers
Performed by T-Players
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
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26 August 2002 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

UNDISPUTED (2002) **1/2 Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Fisher Stevens, Jon Seda, Wes Studi, Denis Arndt, Ed Lover. Hard-hitting yet formulaic boxing-in-prison flick with professional pugilist and heavyweight world champ Rhames facing off with the maximum security's current in-stir (and undefeated) competitor Snipes (both in amazing physical shape and displaying enough testosterone for two flicks). Falk, at his crustiest, is a scene-stealing hoot as the aged Mafioso con that sets up the grudge match and gets the grease to the wheel. Filmmaker Walter Hill (who co-wrote the lean, mean screenplay with frequent collaborator David Giler ) proves to be a formidable genre helmsman but offers the viewer wanting more.

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