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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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Rossif Sutherland's first lead role. See more »

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Ossie Paris: Boxing ain't no game. So you play football, you play tennis. You don't play boxing.
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27 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that people wrote anything good or remotely good about this film. The lead role, played by Rossif Sutherland, should be his last stint in the acting biz. He acted like Keanu Reeves on Xanax. Then the mentally handicapped character was a real disgrace to the handicapped all over the world. The boxing scenes looks like Mike Tyson's Punchout and Danny Glover! Does he even have any credibility? If your even dreaming about watching this movie, it's a bad idea. It's embarrassing that people spent millions on this movie, and there's not even any brasts to make up for its poor plot line, horrible cast and Lifetime original movie feel.


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