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The story centers on a teenage con artist who convinces a desperate single mother to hire her as a live-in caregiver and companion for her autistic daughter. Screenwriter Jennifer Deaton developed the script with Lucy Mukerjee at Film Independent's Producer's Lab.
Famke Janssen is coming off of her surprise cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past and the indie boxing drama A Fighting Man. She will next be seen in Kickback, and in Season 2 of Hemlock Grove, which debuts in its entirety on Netflix starting July 11.
From levelFILM, Sneak Peek writer/director Damien Lee's boxing drama "A Fighting Man", available on Blu-ray and DVD, June 24, 2014, starring Dominic Purcell ("Prison Break"), Famke Janssen ("X-Men"), James Caan ("Rollerball"), Kim Coates ("Sons Of Anarchy"), Oscar winner Louis Gosset Jr. and Izaak Smith:
"...'A Fighting Man' is a brutal, disquieting look at two men who meet head to head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives. As one man (Purcell) fights for redemption and forgiveness, the other (Smith) fights for change and hope. Intense, fierce and highly dramatic, it's as much of a character story as it is a boxing movie, and by the end, they realize, whether win or lose, they'll need each other to make it through..."
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- Michael Stevens
An aging fighter who has never been knocked down in his career begs for one final round in our exclusive clip for A Fighting Man, debuting on DVD June 17. Dominic Purcell plays Sailor O'Connor, a pugilist way past his prime who agrees to fight an up and coming young boxer (Izaak Smith), as they both battle their own demons on their way to the ring. James Caan, Michael Ironside and boxing legend Freddie Roach are also featured in this scene from director Damian Lee's boxing drama. You can clickHere to read our exclusive interview with Dominic Purcell.
Haunted by a tragic past, undefeated washed up boxer Sailor O'Connor (Dominic Purcell) is a broken man. When a fluke opportunity arises to step back in the ring, he takes it. His opponent is younger and faster, but with the support of his old fight team (Michael Ironside and James Caan), Sailor »
Boxing stories have been told since cinema was first invented, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a boxing movie told like A Fighting Man, which debuts on DVD June 17. Writer-director Damian Lee takes viewers through an unorthodox narrative, going back and forth between a big fight where aging pugilist Sailor O'Connor (Dominic Purcell) battles with young up and comer King (Izaak Smith), and the dramatic events that unfolded, leading both of these boxers to step in the ring with one another. I recently had the chance to speak with Dominic Purcell over the phone, where he spoke about his boxing training, how parts of the story were taken from his actual life, bringing this amazing cast together which includes James Caan, Louis Gossett Jr., Famke Janssen, Michael Ironside, Adam Beach, Kim Coates and an appearance by boxing legend Freddie Roach, and much more. Here's what he had to say in our exclusive interview. »
To mark the release of A Fighting Man on 9th June, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.
Hollywood heavyweights James Caan (The Godfather, Misery) and Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman, Iron Eagle) star in the boxing drama A Fighting Man, written and directed by Damian Lee (A Dark Truth, Breakout) and released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 9 June 2014.
The cast also includes Dominic Purcell (TV’s Prison Break, Breakout, Straw Dogs), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Wolverine, Taken), Kim Coates (TV’s Sons of Anarchy) and Michael Ironside (X-Men First Class, Total Recall).
A Fighting Man tells the story of two men who meet head to head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives. One man fights for redemption and forgiveness while the other fights for hope and change. In the end, win or lose, they realize they »
This Monday sees the release of A Fighting Man on DVD. Written and directed by Damian Lee, it stars Dominic Purcell as washed-up boxer Sailor O’Connor, who is given one more chance for redemption as he steps into the ring to fight a hungry young fighter, played by Izaak Smith. It also stars James Caan and Louis Gossett Jr.
A Fighting Man is a boxing drama about a one on one fight that means everything to both combatants. It’s not an original device in Hollywood movies, but some films handle it really well. Here follows six of the best examples.
Neo vs Agent Smith (The Matrix)
The Matrix may be best remembered for gunplay, existentialism and terrible sequels, but the first movie’s finale came down to the one on one battle between Neo and Agent Smith. Neo represented the hopes of all mankind, and whilst Agent Smith represented the oppressive machines, »
- Barry Steele
Exclusive: Famke Janssen has closed her deal to reprise her role in Taken 3, opposite Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace. Another film seemed a natural, since the franchise has done more than $600 million in global box office. Janssen has so far been limited to playing the helpless housewife, and I am not sure if it has occurred to the filmmakers at Europa, but Janssen has a very particular set of skills she has acquired over a very long career, skills that would make her a nightmare for the bad guys who show up in these movies. The Dutch actress first came to prominence as the femme fatale Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond film Goldeneye, as she was cracking guys’ spines like walnuts with her aerobicized thighs. As X-Men’s Phoenix, she nearly destroyed the world with her powers. Neeson’s got to be tired by now, so isn’t »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
7 items from 2014
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