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Southpaw (2015)

R | | Drama, Sport | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Wills to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.

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Jordan Mains (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
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Hoppy
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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.

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Believe In Hope.

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Drama | Sport

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

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24 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Revancha  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,701,294 (USA) (24 July 2015)

Gross:

$52,418,902 (USA) (30 October 2015)
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Trivia

The boxing scenes shot in Las Vegas and at Madison Square Garden were all done at the same location over the course of two weeks. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was used to simulate both fight locations. See more »

Goofs

During Miguel "Magic" Escobar's ring entrance Roy Jones Jr. mentions that Miguel is a hard punching Colombian just like his compatriots Sergio Martinez and Carlos Monzon. Sergio Martinez and Carlos Monzon are two very well known Argentine boxers. See more »

Quotes

Maureen Hope: Billy Hope knows how to take a punch, but he also drops bombs.
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Featured in Southpaw: Inside the Ring (2015) See more »

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Turn The Sunshine On
Written by Kyler England, Cathy Heller and Matthew Puckett
Performed by Cathy Heller
Courtesy of Catch The Moon Music
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29 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess there is just no new way of telling this story. A boxer on top of his world loses everything in the blink of an eye, then battles his way back. Every trite plot wrinkle is there. Every sympathy trigger is there. The writing is not bad. The story is as well told as it can be, but the story just does not need to be told again.

Jake was great. His transformation from the pale, ghoulish "Nightcrawler" to a ripped pro boxer is startling. His portrayal of the punchy, brutal fighter on a journey of redemption is every bit as good as one could expect. Top marks for Jake. And the boxing scenes are as bloody as you could ask.

So there are some good things in a very predictable movie. Overall, go ahead and watch it and enjoy it for what it is. Just don't expect anything new.


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