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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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Cast

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Marty Goldberg
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Tommy Riley
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Stephanie
Diane Tayler ...
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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Bob Silver's Executive
Adrian Vatsky ...
Alex (as Boris Gorovatsky)
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Laurie
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Storyline

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)

Gross:

$5,199 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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FTR rings true
22 June 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw the world premier of Fighting Tommy Riley at the LA Film Festival on Sunday June 20th. This is a really really good film. Eddie Jones (Marty) gives a beautifully layered performance that moved me to tears at points. Diane Tayler's "Diane Stone" gave a spark to the film. I only wish I had seen more of here character and that the relationship that she and Marty had developed more. J P Davis was good also. This film in many ways has a familiar story but it is told in a different way. I was not expecting to like a film set in the boxing world so much but this film is about love and the ties that bind us. I hope that this film gets distribution because it is a great film with some really good performances.


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