Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two boxers who thirty years ago were rivals. Just before a big match Razor decides to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant. Today a promoter, Dante Slate wants to have them fight each other but Razor doesn't want to. But when he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no choice. So he trains under his old trainer. Billy while training, meets B.J., the son he had with Sally Rose and he asks B.J. to train him. And Sally Rose tries to get Razor to forgive her but he can't. Written by
In-between takes Sadarias Harrell could be seen writing songs for his debut LP. When he ran out of paper, he wrote on the money in his pocket. See more »
When Razor and Sally are talking in front of his house (across the street from railroad tracks) the background alternates from no trains to a stopped train to a moving train throughout the conversation. See more »
[Sharp throws a punch at a side of beef]
HEY! What'cha doing? We're just here to buy a little dinner! You don't have to punch everything!
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I'll be completely honest. I (like a lot of people) didn't expect much from this film. It seemed as if it was just another unwelcome comedy role for Robert De Niro and another stale showing from the sub standard Sylvester Stallone. And there are points where that feeling pops up, but that aside it is a rather good film. I enjoyed it, found myself smiling and laughing. And for all the desperate comedy there are little glimpses of wit. For all the cheesy scenes there are moments of real sincerity. The main example of that is in the scenes between Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (De Niro) and B.J (John Bernthal). These two just seemed to click for me. Bernthal has great acting ability and after roles in this and "Wolf on Wall Street" he is more than capable of being a star in the future. And in many ways he was the star of the show.
Not exactly a main event with Rocky vs Jake La Motta , more of an undercard bout with two pensioners brawling over the last wethers original.
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