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Credited cast:
Howard Winstone
Erik Morales ...
Vicente Saldivar
Mike Barrett
Grainne Joughin ...
Bennita Winstone
Don James (as Edward E. White)
Boyd Clack ...
Howard Winstone Snr
Helen Griffin ...
Katie Winstone
Mickey Duff
Leon Sua ...
Mitsunori Seki
Don James ...
Billy Evans
Enzo Maccarinelli ...
Eddie Avoth
Simon Wakeford ...
Harry Carpenter
Billy Rumbol ...
Terry Spinks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Avoth ...
Jack Solomons


The story of Howard Winstone is a compelling one. Howard became Featherweight Champion of the World at the age of 29 in 1968. What makes Howard's story quite remarkable is that as a young man he lost the tips of three fingers in an industrial accident of his home town of Merthyr Tydfil. The accident was so severe that he was unable to make a fist with his right hand, a devastating blow for anyone, but a blow made all the worse for one who's entire career demands the use of both hands. Howard was known for his right handed power back in his early day's so the day of the fateful accident was essentially the day Howard's boxing career came to an end. Well that's what everyone assumed accept Howard, who completely changed the way he boxed and went on remarkably to become Champion of Britain, Champion of Europe and Champion of the world! The story of Howard Winstone's boxing career alone is a remarkable one, but there was far more to Howard than just his boxing career, in Howard there was ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

13 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Felemelkedés  »

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£200,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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The real life Don James, portrayed in the film by Edward E. White, trained Stuart Brennan for 10 months for the role of Howard, and also trained Edward for a further 2 months. See more »


Katie Winstone: What are you going to do, Howard? You're going to have to get another job.
[Howard holds up his bandaged hand, having just lost three fingers in an industrial accident]
Katie Winstone: Don't ask for sympathy because there isn't any here. Two weeks of long faces is enough. Get on with it.
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Authentic - this is what it's like to fight
6 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ignore all the reviews written by people who aren't boxers, because only a boxer can tell you just how good the fight scenes were in this movie. But if you're one of those armchair critics that think Sylvester Stallone and Mr T are great boxers, or that Robert DeNiro coulda been a contender, then this film is *not* for you.

On the other hand, if you've actually boxed then you'll gasp at the authenticity of the fight scenes in this movie. You'll even double-take as you realise that one of his opponents is played by Erik Morales (world champion at four different weights)! Yes, this film is flawed here and there, and some of the acting is fairly dismal, but who cares? This is a *boxing* film and the one thing they get 100% right is the ring action.

See this movie, and then see Raging Bull - one is a boxer's film, the other is a Hollywood movie. Both are enjoyable to watch and are great biopics, but only one of them gets passed around on DVD at the boxing club....and it's not Raging Bull

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