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Counterpunch (2014)

R | | Action, Biography, Drama | 2014 (USA)
Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being ... See full summary »

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Emilio Manrique
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Manny Navarro
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Tomas
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Uncle Frank
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Talia Portillo
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Kristina Kovacs
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Young Emilio (as Bailey Garcia)
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Teddy (as Jilon Ghai)
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Lydia Manrique
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Sergio
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Beto
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Benjamin Portillo
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Young Sergio
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Young Beto
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Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle he gets a second shot at the championship title. As he is toe to toe in the ring with his competitor he'll throw all the punches and be the last man standing. Written by Lionsgate Marketing

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Very Inspiring Film!!!
16 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the film very inspiring and I highly recommend it. A true story about a family doing their very best to raise a troubled young man as best as they can. The acting was superb, the cast did not feel like they were acting. Alvaro Orlando as the young man/boxer gives an excellent performance. Oscar Torre as his uncle and ex-boxer, who is fighting to keep his dignity while raising his nephew as best as he can, gives a heart breaking performance, as well as Yeniffer Behrens as his drug addicted mother and Ivonne Coll as the grandmother and the glue that keeps the family together. Danny Trejo as a mental health counselor gives one of his best performances, in a role we are not accustomed to seeing him. Kenneth Castillo does a fine job with the direction. My only critique is, the boxing sequences seemed a little low budget but this is much more than a boxing film, it's a story about survival.


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