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Against the Ropes (2004)

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A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.

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Felix Reynolds
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Sam LaRocca
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Gavin Reese
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Irving Abel
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Ray Kallen
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Pete Kallen
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Corcoran
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A Jewish woman from Detroit who became a boxing manager, guiding several major careers. This film focuses on her relationship with one boxer (Epps), who's reportedly a composite of several including Toney, McKart and Hearns. Kallen eventually left her husband of 30 years, and moved to Los Angeles, becoming the commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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She gave the boxing world the one-two punch they never saw coming.


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Rated PG-13 for crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material | See all certifications »

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20 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,546 (South Africa) (23 April 2004)

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$56,546 (South Africa) (23 April 2004)
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Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the chance to star in this film because the actress was at the time was in the process of relocating her family to Northern California. See more »

Goofs

When Luther is having dinner with Jackie, he picks up his napkin twice. See more »

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Edited into Indie Film Cafe (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hale Se Le Di Khanna
by Caiphus Semenya
Performed by Hugh Masekela
Courtesy of Triloka Records
By Arrangement with June St. Entertainment
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Meg Ryan and Tony Shaloub are excellent in this fact-inspired movie.
19 October 2004 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I don't follow boxing, but the lady that Meg Ryan portrays is apparently the female ground-breaker as a boxing manager. The movie is set in Cleveland, on a dare she finds a local black man who appears to have potential, she gets a retired trainer to look at her kid, and together they make a winner. Tony Shaloub is the best here, as the ruthless local boxing manager and promoter who gets his cronies to blacklist her and prevent her boxer from fighting in local fights. So she has to take him to places like Buffalo, NY and cities in Florida to win fight that will eventually get him a title fight. A different role for Meg Ryan, she changes her voice and has to play a "hard" woman. In the DVD extras, the real lady boxing manager is interviewed and it is a nice addition to the story that was inspired by her life, but many things have been changed so it is not really a biographical sketch. The movie is better than its IMDb rating would indicate.


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