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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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Cast

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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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Devon Green
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,038,546 (USA) (20 February 2004)

Gross:

$5,881,504 (USA) (2 April 2004)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Game K N B: Episode dated 3 March 2007 (2007) 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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9 March 2006 | by (Saigon, Viet Nam) – See all my reviews

I sat through all of this... and I have to say that it is another colossal and predictable waste of celluloid... Mz. Ryan is terribly miscast and nowhere near tough enough for this type of role... and that lace-up leather number she has on really accentuates the worst of her physical stature... I wish I could say something good about this movie... Meg Ryan has given us some pretty good movies in the past, but I can't seem to find any redeeming qualities... The whole thing needs a remake, with a different cast, as I believe that Jackie Kallen's story is valid to boxing history and should be told...

I thought that Tony Shalhoub, the actor who is Jackie's rival (also plays Monk on TV)has turned in a sight better performances than this before... sorry, but this is one dog of a movie you should avoid...


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