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The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

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The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.

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This feature documentary focuses on Ray Mancini's own personal account of his families history, his father's legacy and Mancini's own meteoric rise and fall. From the unsolved killing of his brother to the tragic Deuk-Koo Kim fight, which would alter Ray's life forever, "The Good Son" excavates mysteries all creating an intimate history; a saga of father's and sons, loss and redemption. Featuring Mickey Roarke, Ed O'Neil, Sugar Ray Leonard and historic interviews with Kim's own family, including his own son, Jiwan Kim. Written by Anonymous

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30 years ago Ray Mancini ended a man's life in the ring. Now he meets his son.

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Excellent documentary of fathers and sons and forgiveness
14 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly good documentary, engaging, captivating and really drawing the viewer into the life story of Ray Mancini. It opens with Mickey Rourke discussing why he was in awe of Ray, how exciting and action packed his fights were. We also hear from Sugar Ray Leonard and Ed O'Neill -who seemed kind of random if I'm honest.

This profiles Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, focusing on his personal account in the tragic aftermath of his match against Duk-Koo-Kim, a Korean boxer he fought 30 years previously who died of injuries sustained in the ring.

We also learn of Kim's impoverished upbringing in Korea and meet his wife and son Jiwan who was born after his death. Jiwan never felt his father's touch and lives in his shadow much as Ray did with his own father.

The finally scene has Ray meeting with Kim's wife and son. It's beyond powerful and almost brought me to tears as they stories, tears and a meal. Bringing forgiveness. 5/23/15


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