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Heart (1987)

R | | Drama | November 1987 (USA)
An aging middleweight boxer trains for a match against a rising star, unaware his manager has fixed the bout so that he must lose - but will he throw the fight?

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James Lemmo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Davis ... Eddie
Frances Fisher ... Jeannie
Steve Buscemi ... Nicky
Frank Adu Frank Adu ... Buddy (as Robinson Frank Adu)
Jesse Doran Jesse Doran ... Diddy
Sam Gray Sam Gray ... Leo
Billy Costello Billy Costello ... Manuella
Saoul Mamby Saoul Mamby ... First Opponent (as Saul Mamby)
Daniel O'Shea ... Joey
Joseph Dolphin Joseph Dolphin ... Amos
Robert Mathias Robert Mathias ... Tino
Lance Davis ... Jerry
Peter Carew Peter Carew ... Matty
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Mr. Arturo
Lisa Ellex Lisa Ellex ... Rosa
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An aging middleweight boxer trains for a match against a rising star, unaware his manager has fixed the bout so that he must lose - but will he throw the fight?

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boxing | independent film | See All (2) »

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There's a last fight left in everyone.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Dreary
25 January 2005 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

I watched HEART because of the interesting cast. Well, as good as the cast is, nothing can compensate for the dull and dreary script and direction.

The film wants to be serious and on a certain level it does achieve a realistic portrayal of a boxer's life but making a movie that's dreary and dull does not automatically equal greatness. Some directors, writers or producers seem to confuse greatness with dullness, which I'll never understand. And this slight film definitely suffers from this artistic affliction.

If you want to see where Steve Buscemi started or one of Brad Davis' last films, in which he, again, often appears in his underwear (see MIDNIGHT EXPRESS or QUERELLE), well you should check this out. But aside from the cast, I don't see any other reason to watch this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazón (Heart) See more »

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Stereo

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