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Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 March 2008 (USA)
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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created him. At the other end of town, the black community still wants revenge. The instrument of justice will be Ossie Paris, a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a match; a match Donnie's family and peers won't let him refuse. George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son's fate at the hands of Donnie. When finally they meet face to face, however, both realize they share a similar desire to overcome the past. As the barely contained racism boils to the surface, George and Donnie form a seemingly unlikely alliance. Their partnership makes them outcasts from both tribes, who will only be satisfied by blood in the ring. The two men get to know each other in the eye of a storm, knowing full well that their futures will be ... Written by Anonymous

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Divided by Hate. United by Violence. Driven by Honor.

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Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Donnie and George both fall onto their beds and begin to cry, only to be comforted by their love interests at different parts of the film. Both behave this way after an encounter with Charlie. See more »

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Donnie Rose: [Emotional] I could have stopped it, but when I get mad I just... I just... I can't. I'm sorry George.
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I was impressed
22 August 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I haven't had much good to say about films shot in Canada recently, but this is the exception. I hope race relations in Nova Scotia aren't this bad, but the film made me believe each of the characters were real. They all had a depth to them, and as others have mentioned, were all acted very well. It's true that some of this territory has been covered before, but I think it's safe to say nobody saw this particular ending coming quite the way it happened. My last comment is about the boxing scene, which I felt was unique in conveying the impacts of some of the blows. Other recent boxing movies have not had the same effect, for me. I look forward to more films of this calibre.


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