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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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Rossif Sutherland's first lead role. See more »

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Chris Webb: [Referring to Donnie's job as security for his uncle's club] I'm looking into some complaints.
Donnie Rose: I don't know nothing about no complaints.
Chris Webb: [Contemptuous] Well, I haven't told you what they are yet.
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Chris Webb: Have you ever been told to deny admission to anyone because they were black?
Donnie Rose: No.
Chris Webb: No... you do realize that would be illegal right?
Donnie Rose: This is bullshit...
Chris Webb: George Carvery's a good friend of mine!
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Awesome completely moving
25 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was thinking first when i started this movie that it was some crappy low budget flick but it turned out to be one of my favorites it tells the story of how a man with a rough youth can go from a cold hearted scum bag to someone completely reformed and empathetic it is a touching movie and it moves along at a very good pace building up to the climax where the too men step into the ring i would like to see more titles like this and i will definitely be looking to purchase this some time, and the fact that it was filmed in my hometown is kind of cool too it really helps to relate to the movie, all in all i would give this movie a ten out of ten.. it is one of those that you want to see over and over again


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