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Terrible Joe Moran (1984)

A wheelchair-bound, former boxer deals with his long estranged granddaughter whom is seeking financial help for her writing career and helping her loser boyfriend get out of debt with the local mob.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

Frank Cucci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cagney ... Joe Moran
Art Carney ... Tony
Ellen Barkin ... Ronnie
Peter Gallagher ... Nick
Joseph Sirola ... Capo
Ed Koch ... Moe
Floyd Patterson Floyd Patterson ... Floyd Patterson
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ... Minty
Lawrence Tierney ... Pico
Terrance Ellis ... Young Hopeful (as Terry Ellis)
Peter DeAnello Peter DeAnello ... Young Boxer
Susan Lowden Susan Lowden ... Lady with Dog
Anna Berger Anna Berger ... Real Estate Agent
Andrew MacMillan Andrew MacMillan ... Announcer
Maurice Shrog Maurice Shrog ... Benny the Wino
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Storyline

James Cagney (in his final role) plays a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long estranged granddaughter, an aspiring writer, pops back in his life first searching for money to help her ne'er-do-well boyfriend get off the hook with mafia types for various loans, and later she redevelops a familial bond with the old man. Written by matt-282

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terrible Joe Moran See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Robert Halmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Due to the aftereffects of a stroke, James Cagney was unable to properly articulate his dialogue during shooting. In the finished film, his voice is actually dubbed by impressionist Frank Gorshin. See more »

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Features Winner Take All (1932) See more »

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half Cagney better than most FULL actors, past or present
24 April 2015 | by beauzeeSee all my reviews

a reviewer here says the producers had a chance to let the real Cagney voice come through > I hope he meant that SOME of JG's warbling penetrated! geeesh!! another reason for my less than "10" review is that no one apparently thought enough to write in some funny business between Cagney and Carney > something! even if Art did his hesitation bit (signing a document, you remember).

having said all that > we have a fine film here, especially a Made-For-TV movie, back in the days when a good one was not really expected! a good script really counts, as two loners - estranged relatives who battle (one in the ring) and one (with herself and psychologically with her erratic boyfriend)distant - find that two are better than "one!! great location shooting adds to the interest and enjoyment.


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