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Southpaw (2015)

R | | Drama, Sport | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan Mains (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Jose Caraballo ...
Eli Frost
Aaron Quattrocchi ...
Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady


As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Believe In Hope.


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revancha  »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,701,294, 26 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lupita Nyong'o was cast as Angela Rivera but dropped out, due to scheduling conflicts with Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). See more »


During a match in which he defends his World Light Heavyweight title, Billy sustains an injury to his left eye which is shown to be bloodshot. After the fight, Billy speaks at a press conference but the eye is no longer bloodshot. It is bloodshot again in the next scene. See more »


Tick Wills: These kids coming up in here I'm telling them a bunch of stuff this bullshit. "It's gonna be alright". You can control your destiny. You could control this you could control that". You can't control shit.
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Ain't Worried
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore Dee) and Jordan Yaeger (as Jordon Yaeger)
Performed by D Town
Courtesy of LDJ Entertainment LLC
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Coming from a formulaic genre, Southpaw is a bit cliché but it surely brings powerful performances and a promising storyline
24 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Southpaw follows Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, having an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, house and manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Antoine Fuqua has most certainly brought his charm back into the ring by bringing a fascinating boxing drama to the big screen. Even though it may have a all to familiar plot when it comes to the formulaic boxing aspect, this film really smooths out well with such heavenly storytelling, we are given a accurate accusation of how something can affect someone in the hardest way possible.

Jake Gyllenhaal giving a ferocious performance as a down on his luck boxer was truly a grand experience. He really stuck to his character by bringing such a mad man to the ring and a man who would strive to make his family a whole once again, one wondrous performance I must say. One person other than Jake that really stood out was Forest Whitaker, he easily gave one of the best performances of this year so far!

The boxing scenes were so enthralling, they involved such wall-to-wall burst of punches with spraying blood and Fuqua's gutsy camera skills that keep you motived the whole time. Jake snorting like a mad bull, he surely brought out the horns to each opponent with a raging force, these scenes were just so highly entertaining that they made your heart pumping with such adrenaline.

I was not bored at all with Southpaw, I was invested the whole time. Even with its clichés, the film surely beats them down with mighty performances by its lead and supporting cast and cosmic storytelling. The drama was foretold fluently with a good take at how a family can fall apart and reconnect in such a turn of events, I loved that, it flowed along so ideally with a strong tone. In the end, SP is surely a spellbinding film towards a strong man that doesn't get knocked down by what life has to swing at him!

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