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To Be King (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Romance | 9 August 2011 (USA)
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The story of a down and out boxer who overcomes the odds to become a champion.

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4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Nigel Harvey ...
Tyrone king
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Uncle Frank
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Clarissa Martinez
LoDeon ...
Marcus Walsh
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Sharon Stills
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Jimmy O'Rielly
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Wesley King
Daniel Girace ...
William Bulldog
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Pretty Boy Steve
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Hernandez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Adams ...
Shane Harris
Brian Alevis ...
Luis
Nick Campanile ...
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Lucia Clohessy ...
Nickie O'Riley
Julian Conde ...
Officer Juaquin Decali
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To Be King is the story of down and out son of a professional boxer, Tyrone King, who loses his family and is plagued with setbacks but finds redemption in his life to move on. He crosses paths with the man who trained his father and the man who lead his father to his death in the underground fighting world. King finds faith in himself to stand up, fall in love and against all odds become a champion. Written by Safia Sattuar

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Victory lies within

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Action | Drama | Romance

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PG-13

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9 August 2011 (USA)  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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(Director's Cut)

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(RCA Sound Recording)|

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(HD)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

To Be King film release & autograph signing was held at the famed Starrett City Boxing club. See more »

Goofs

After the first scenes with Frank and Jimmy, the screen flashes the month as January. A few scenes later, Tyrone's phone receives a text message with a date stamp of February. This scene would have taken place 3 days later. See more »

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Jimmy O'Rielly: Your arms are too short to box with bullets.
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Production Photos are seen during the film credit. See more »

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Followed by To Be King (Directors Cut) (2019) See more »

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Very worth watching
8 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film a lot. I liked the characters, and the way they were balanced and believable human beings. No black hats and white hats here - well, maybe the one. But the lead is so down to earth and lacking righteousness - though his path be righteous - that he is endearing rather than superior. Even the villain has his moment of genuine and touching humanity. There is no axe to grind or agenda here; just a simple story, a sort of cross between Cindarella Man and Rocky, very well acted and directed. Kudos to Steve Rahaman, he pulls off an ambitious movie on a shoestring and keeps you with him all the way. If I had one reservation it would be that there are a few too many hugs in the film - not because I don't buy it, I do - but it leaves the audience out of the circle of warmth a bit, rather than pulling us in as it might better do if it were not quite so easy for the characters to embrace. A very effective scene for example, when King thanks his Ex and an awkward embrace happens between them - not literally, but in a manner soft and sad and really very moving. There are a lot of lovely moments here, all in all. Bravo all 'round!


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