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Born to Fight (2011)
"Knockout" (original title)

 -  Action | Family  -  5 March 2011 (USA)
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A retired boxer tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller (Daniel Magder), who is being targeted by bullies. While learning to box and stand up to his tormentors the young boxer must learn to overcome his tumultuous past.

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Christine Miller
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Ruby
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Hector Torres
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Nick Wirthlin
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Jacob Miller
Roman Podhora ...
Coach Harward (as Roman Podhura)
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Teresa Terrel
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Joe Fielder
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Principal Lee (as Catherine Lough Hagquist)
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Grandfather Charlie Putman
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Avery
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Ray
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Mr. Doyle (as Ben Ratner)
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Dan Barnes (Steve Austin) is a former pro boxer who retired after growing weary of his violent existence. Now a school janitor, Dan tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller (Daniel Magder), who is being targeted by bullies. While Matthew learns how to box and stand up to his tormentors, one of whom is the school boxing champ (Jaren Brandt Bartlett), Dan's new found role as a teacher helps him come to terms with his tumultuous past. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for boxing action, some bullying and language | See all certifications »
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5 March 2011 (USA)  »

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The Boxer and the Kid  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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What if karate-kid was a boxing-kid ?
12 May 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Well this is a story told lots of times , the underdog that comes out alright in the end .And it feels a bit like the karate kid goes boxing . And I'm not really a Steve Austin fan .

But strangely enough it works . The story while not original kept me , and that's saying a lot . The box-kid is an interesting character so is Steven Austin as coach . Austin is not a great actor , but he makes up to it with attitude and stature . And in my opinion keeping it real was smart .

Not much else to say , I enjoyed it , but nothing to write home about . While I think it appeals mostly to teens , its not a bad movie for any age , and I for one like the "you can do it if u set your mind to it " message .


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