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Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)

R | | Drama, Sport | 2006 (Italy)
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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Credited cast:
Marty Goldberg
Tommy Riley
Diane Tayler ...
Diane Stone (as Diane M. Tayler)
Bob Silver
Leroy Kane
Freddie Holt
Mosley (as Michael Bent)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Harlan ...
Bob Silver's Executive
Referee Boxer
Adrian Vatsky ...
Alex (as Boris Gorovatsky)
Adam Visco ...


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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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

2006 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A boxedző  »

Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marty Goldberg: Which one you finished him up with?
Tommy Riley: Right.
Marty Goldberg: Right, of course. First rule of boxing and the first rule of life. And you learned it tonight.
Tommy Riley: What's that?
Marty Goldberg: Never stop punching, keep on punching, keep on punching and you'll always have a shot.
Tommy Riley: Who's that quote from?
Marty Goldberg: Me.
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Fighting Tommy Riley
22 October 2005 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

"Fighting Tommy Riley" is one of the absolute best movies I have ever seen. Many critics called it comparable to "Million Dollar Baby". The fact is, Hillary Swank did a phenomenal job in that one, but the prize goes to JP Davis for the better movie. I was honestly compelled throughout the entire movie, so many secrets, so much passion, love, and loyalty. This movie, I agree, was underexposed and I can only hope that everyone spreads the word about it. I would dub this a MUST SEE film. Another fact that makes this movie a complete success is that JP Davis, wrote, produced, and acted the movie. ALL of the performances were outstanding! And I do think that we will be seeing more of JP Davis as his career will soar very soon. This movie was absolutely a great film and I recommend it to everyone that asks me to tell them the name of a movie I think to be good. This is a for sure classic movie and I could see it being remade and re-released in the future, however I doubt it will be as good. As someone that wants to be an actor I must say, JP Davis acting, producing, and writing the movie is something I would aspire to do...and so should every actor. He throws the audience twists and turns and a PERFECT ending!

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