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Against the Ropes (2004)

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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Little Jackie
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Pedro Hernandez (as Juan Hernandez)
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Doug Doherty
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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The Jackie Kallen Story  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,038,546 (USA) (22 February 2004)

Gross:

$5,884,190 (USA) (8 April 2004)
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Trivia

Tim Daley (Gavin) & Tony Shaloub (Sam) played together in the long running sitcom "Wings". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jackie Kallen: That's my job to see shit coming.
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Connections

Edited into Indie Film Cafe (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Bubblin'
by Josh Kessler and J. Swift (as John Martinez)
Performed by J. Swift
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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I Liked It.
22 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie has been described as a cross between a boxing film and a chic flic. Some women can't stomach boxing films and many men really loathe chic flics. Nevertheless, if you can overcome your aversion to one or the other this movie can be quite entertaining. Even though they are few and far between, I like boxing movies, and I thought the fight scenes in this movie were pretty good. Lots of stereotypes in this film, of course, but then that's what most boxing movies are all about. Good versus evil and - at least in this one - maybe even men versus women. Anyway, it's not high art

  • just a pretty good movie.


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