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The Boxer (1972)

Un uomo dalla pelle dura (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | May 1975 (USA)
Boxer Teddy Wilcox (Robert Blake) leaves his manager and relocates. He finds Nick, a manager/trainer. Before Wilcox's first fight, Nick receives a threat-- Wilcox loses, or Nick will die. ... See full summary »

Director:

Francesco Prosperi (as Franco Prosperi)

Writers:

Lucio Battistrada (screenplay), Lucio Battistrada (story) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Robert Blake ... Teddy 'Cherokee' Wilcox / Teddy Wilson
Catherine Spaak ... Claire
Ernest Borgnine ... Captain Perkins
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Nick La Caterina / Tony La Monica
Orazio Orlando ... Mike Durrell / Mike Dugall
Tomas Milian ... Hippy
Emilio Messina ... Chink / Cinc - Bookmaker
Joe Pollini Joe Pollini
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena
Aldo Cecconi
Felicita Fanny Felicita Fanny ... Mike's girlfriend (as Felicita Fanni)
Gianni Di Segni Gianni Di Segni ... Alan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luther Elmore Luther Elmore
Quinn Hurley Quinn Hurley
Gary Kanin Gary Kanin
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Boxer Teddy Wilcox (Robert Blake) leaves his manager and relocates. He finds Nick, a manager/trainer. Before Wilcox's first fight, Nick receives a threat-- Wilcox loses, or Nick will die. Despite Nick's efforts to sabotage the fight, Wilcox wins. Enraged, Wilcox orders Nick to keep away from him. Later that night, Nick is murdered. Of course, Wilcox is the primary suspect. Wilcox then tries to clear his name and find Nick's killer. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Made in the early seventies, it got a theatrical release in May of 1975 when Baretta, Robert Blake's hit cop show, was on the air. See more »

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Referenced in Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Blakes Looks Pretty Good in Black and White
13 November 2006 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Just another boxer movie. Blake is framed. He needs to find out who did it. There are some murders committed. There are some really ugly bad guys. The plot is sort of convoluted. Blake can be seen as a pretty handsome, Brandoesque kind of figure.The cinematography is pretty kind to him. He is a man of few words (mostly because he probably doesn't know many), and he must get the law off his back so he can get to the person who framed him. There is little suspense. There is a surprise. Where'd that come from? I just can't watch Blake playing a violent character without thinking of his current situation. He's a pretty good actor who peaked early with "In Cold Blood," did a little television, and then pretty much disappeared. The movie is dull and seemingly unending.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ripped Off/Ripped-Off See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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