Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his wife Julie pleads with him to quit. But his manager Tiny is so confident he will lose, he takes money for a "dive" from tough gambler Little Boy...without bothering to tell Stoker. Tension builds as Stoker hopes to "take" Tiger Nelson, unaware of what will happen to him if he does.
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I Want a Man... Not a Human Punching Bag!
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Did You Know?
Scorsese was never a boxing fan despite his father heading out every Friday night to enjoy the sport. Later he came to appreciate boxing and the ring for representing "the theater of life." See more
When Stoker is laying on the dressing room table after the fight, the position of Gus's "Love" magazine, located above Stoker's head, changes from the medium shot to the closeup. See more
Well, that's the way it is. You're a fighter, you gotta fight.
Speak Your Heart
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