Harder They Fall (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  May 2009 (USA)
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20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesus Velez
Johnny Vieira ...
Max Anderson
Brenda Anderson (as Rona Freeman)
Frank Haley
Darren Barret
Maria Velez
Juana Fuentes ...
Eulalia "Abuela" Velez
Andre L. Gainey ...
Promoter Julius Pierce
Sage Dominguez
Leah Page ...
Julie Jones
Gerard Maccioli ...
Saul Olivio
Patrick Paul ...
Nick Williams
Mike Ramirez ...
Officer Hartley / Mike Morningpeg


20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, Max and Jesus, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama. Coming from opposing sides of the tracks, like trains headed for a collision, the two contend for the South Florida title. However, an unexpected event extends their combat zone from the ring to the streets. A war is declared that gives birth to two heroes; though it can yield but one champion. Written by Anonymous

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Courage is not tested until you've been in a real fight.


Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

May 2009 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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All but one of the ring fights were shot with nobody in the audience. The background was entered in later using digital effects. See more »

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a great piece...
15 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i saw this at a private screening in Miami and was surprised to see it on IMDb so quickly. The film is set around two young fighters who are forced to battle it out in their home lives and in the ring. the story and acting were great-especially the role of the grandmother she was utterly realistic. I found myself laughing out loud at different parts, but also there were touching moments to speak of in the life of the latino boxer. i was entertained for the full hour and a half and was not disappointed at the end, usually fight movies involve no moral- but this one did. even the quote on quote 'bad guy' was likable and three dimensional. I gave this a perfect rating based on the budget and all the other obstacles that the filmmakers had to face. well done...

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