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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
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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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

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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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overlooked movie
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a grievously overlooked movie on the value of GLBT friendships vs GLBT superficial sex.

The trainer aspires a life-long helping and spiritual friendship with the boxer, but not based on sex. He slips into his other side--the unwanted sexual side--and the spiritual relationship is destroyed forever, resulting in a suicide (see the movie to find out who killed himself).

There is a lesson here about intergenerational relationships, as well as how we sexualize friendships undesirably.

An absolute knock-out. See the movie!

Bill Cohen, Publisher The Haworth Press / Harrington Park Press


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