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Flesh & Blood (1979)

A convict takes up boxing in prison and this brings a new meaning to his life. Once out, his trainer motivates him to become a professional boxer. He cares about only two other things, his uncomfortably close mother and absent father.

Director:

Jud Taylor

Writers:

Eric Bercovici, Pete Hamill (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Berenger ... Bobby / Kate's son
Suzanne Pleshette ... Kate / Bobby's mother
Kristin Griffith ... Michelle / Bobby's girlfriend
Mitchell Ryan ... Jack / Kate's husband (as Mitch Ryan)
Jack Rader ... Charlie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luca Bercovici ... Bellhop
John Cassavetes ... Gus Caputo
Anthony Charnota Anthony Charnota ... Freddie
Pat Corley
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Woody Shaw
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Big Moony
Bert Remsen ... Joe Jorgenson
Dolph Sweet ... Thompson
Denzel Washington ... Kirk
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Storyline

A convict takes up boxing in prison and this brings a new meaning to his life. Once out, his trainer motivates him to become a professional boxer. He cares about only two other things, his uncomfortably close mother and absent father.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corpo a corpo See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Thunder Productions released a cut version of the movie, entitled "The Heavyweight" in 1994. This version runs 140 minutes. Most of the incest subplot of the original has been edited out, leaving several confusing scenes, unexplained dialogue, etc., but leaving the main boxing plotline intact. See more »

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Incest Of the Worst Kind
30 August 2000 | by dtrent-2See all my reviews

I 1st saw Tom Berenger in this TV film & really liked him. I also really like Suzanne Pleshette. But I was appalled at the content of this film. Suzanne is his mother & she seduces him plenty. He refuses many times but ultimately gives in many times. Don't know what happened to his father. I gather she's a widow. SO why not find a new husband?? Leave your son alone! With things like this happening in real life & the sick outcome of it all, we don't need to see it in REEL life to get the picture! And this was made YRS ago!


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