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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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Ramone
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Jon Jon
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Miguel 'Magic' Escobar
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Mikey
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Eli Frost
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Gabe
Aaron Quattrocchi ...
Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady
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Gloria
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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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Eminem was originally scouted for the role, which he accepted and started filming. The film had to be put on hold as Eminem wanted to focus on his music career, so the role was then given to Jake Gyllenhaal. See more »

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In some of the fight scenes, the ringside cameramen are seen shooting with an Arri Alexa camera. This camera would probably never be used to cover sports events. It was the actual film crew that you see in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Tick Wills: You know what Hoppy told me? "You're a dream-crusher." It's like one of them games they play. Like I'm "The dream-crusher".
[both start laughing]
Tick Wills: That's like, you know, crazy stuff, right? So maybe I'm supposed to learn how not to be a dream-crusher. You know what I'm saying?
Billy Hope: Why stop now?
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Soundtracks

That's All Over Baby
Written by Joe C. Jones, Percy Jones and Willie Otis Munson
Performed by The Pentagons
Courtesy of Tru-Gems Records
By arrangement with Gravelpit Music
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Southpaw: The Next Generation's Rocky!!
8 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of this movie, and I was extremely glad I did. After watching the previews I felt as though a lot of the movie was given away, but I was blown away by the performances on screen. The movie was centered around a champion prize fighter hitting rock bottom, and slowly climbing his way back into the ring. It was an emotional journey that cannot simply be categorized as a movie about boxing, but rather, an inspiring and riveting tale of parenthood and a father's love for his daughter. The cast was excellent and everyone excelled in their roles. I wouldn't have expected to like Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in a role as much as I did. Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker had Oscar worthy performances. Everyone did a great job with their roles. The cinematography was fantastic, and the fight scenes gave some great first person shots that made you feel as though you were there in the ring fighting along side the actors. Overall, this movie is an experience that is not to be missed. 9/10


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