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The Prize Fighter (2003)

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After a life of hard knocks and wrong turns, boxer Ed Jones gets a second chance at fulfilling his life long dream of a World Boxing Championship. With the help of veteran promoter, Arliss ... See full summary »

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Joan Patton
Pat Richardson ...
Arliss King
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Lattrell
Karlie Smith ...
Young Girl 1
Adam Hine ...
Young Johnny Sattan
Ted Hine ...
Young Ed Jones
Whitney Hine ...
Young Girl 2
Palmer Payton ...
Young Bob Smith
Loren Smith ...
Mr. Smith
Karen Keith ...
Edith Jones
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Fred Jones
Diane Gawey ...
Ann Jones
Rob Boyd ...
Ed Jones
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After a life of hard knocks and wrong turns, boxer Ed Jones gets a second chance at fulfilling his life long dream of a World Boxing Championship. With the help of veteran promoter, Arliss King and the guidance of a former champ, Ed embarks on the come back of a lifetime. When Ed starts winning and with his popularity soaring, he draws the attention of an unscrupulous fight promoter, White Ferguson. Although tempted by promises of big money and boxing glory, Ed makes a decision to remain loyal to Arliss. His dream in sight, Ed is on top of the world and at the top of his game. With a new found confidence he goes on the road leaving his pregnant wife at home. His sacrifice seems justified until tragedy strikes with the death of his wife leaving him a single father with a fading dream. Haunted by guilt and regret, Ed turns away from boxing and returns to a path of self-destruction. Out of shape and out of luck, he agrees to one final fight. The house is packed, the fans are cheering, ... Written by Artist View Entertainment

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One man's fight for redemption.

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Rated R for nudity and some drug use
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Below Average Boxing Film.
31 August 2005 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"The Prize Fighter" is a mediocre movie. The plot is about Ed Jones, who is trying to become a boxing champion. He gets a manager after winning a couple fights. It looks like he's on top of the world, but a family tragedy gets the best of Ed, and he quits. Will he eventually rise back to the top? The movie isn't that good, but you can see that everybody was trying their best. The movie looks cheap and the sound is out of sync.

Gary Busey makes an appearance as a rival boxing manager. He's always entertaining. If the movie focused on Busey's character it would have been more fun to watch.

In the end: It's not worth seeing because it has poor acting and too many clichés.

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