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Poor Boy's Game (2007)

 -  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 Rose: What the fuck is he doing here?
Ossie Paris: [Looks at Donnie] When you was a little kid, what did you wanna be when you growed up? I know Charles was either gonna be a fighter or workin' on the docks like his old man.
[Looks at Joe]
Ossie Paris: How much do you figure a guy makes a year starting down at the docks?
Uncle Joe: I dunno... Sixteen, eighteen thou?
Ossie Paris: [to himself] Sixteen, eighteen thou...
[Looks at Donnie]
Ossie Paris: I'll pay you eighteen to fight me.
Uncle Joe: That's a lot of money.
Ossie Paris: You know it's worth it, Joe.
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Great Movie!!!!
17 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When i starting watching this movie i expected very little so i didn't have my hopes. I was so wrong!!! This movie is really good. It tackles a lot of issues has a really good storyline and is very touching.

It's the sort of film that you watch and think anything is possible and you really should judge people. If you haven't seen this movie you really should. I'm not going to say it's the best movie in the world but is it worth watching YES!!

The plot is really good and the acting is also really good. From the time the movie started i was hooked. I wanted to know what had happened and how it was going to end. I can't compare it to any other movie because it's like no other movie i've seen. The start has a touch of American History X i guess you could say.

I give this movie 8 out of 10

Worth watching!!


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