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Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  2006 (Italy)
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An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.

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Marty Goldberg
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Tommy Riley
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Stephanie
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Diane Stone (as Diane M. Tayler)
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Bob Silver
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Leroy Kane
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Freddie Holt
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Mosley (as Michael Bent)
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Alex (as Boris Gorovatsky)
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Laurie
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Trainer Marty Goldberg has been stuck working on the fringes of the professional circuit far too long. Searching for a way out, he discovers Tommy, a young man with raw talent to burn. Outside the ring however, Tommy displays a self-destructive streak that could end his career before it begins. Marty works with Tommy to tame that streak. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,199 (USA) (6 May 2005)

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$5,199 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Loved it...it AIN'T a boxing movie.
28 July 2005 | by (Oregon, United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on DVD, still buzzing, forgive me if I gush a bit... AMAZING film, imo. Great fan of boxing flix, which is why I picked this up. But this is really not about boxing at all; the boxing part is just a great and compelling metaphor for the get-back-up-and-keep-on-keeping-on thing, could have been anything that justified getting these characters together in such an intense way, so it worked fine, but it's just the setting; the story is the relationship, the histories, the gifts, the consequences, the layers... totally smokes Million$Baby, I think, in so many ways. Great performances, fascinating cinematography/art-direction, like great book illustration, often, esp. in the beginning, gut-wrenchingly moving... See it!


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