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Split Decisions (1988)

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

Director:

David Drury

Writers:

David Fallon (screenplay), David Fallon (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Eddie McGuinn
Jeff Fahey ... Ray McGuinn
Gene Hackman ... Dan McGuinn
John McLiam ... Pop McGuinn
Jennifer Beals ... Barbara Uribe
Eddie Velez ... Julian 'Snake' Pedroza
Carmine Caridi ... Lou Rubia
James Tolkan ... Benny Pistone
David Labiosa ... Rudy
Harry Van Dyke Harry Van Dyke ... Douby
Anthony Trujillo Anthony Trujillo ... Angel
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Santiago
Tom Bower ... Detective Walsh
Julius Harris ... Tony Leone
John Thomas John Thomas ... CSPRT Referee
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Storyline

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kid Gloves See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$423,303, 13 November 1988

Gross USA:

$695,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$695,822
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gene Hackman and Jeff Fahey later appeared in Wyatt Earp (1994). See more »

Quotes

Benny Pistone: D'you wanna fight McGuinn?
Julian 'Snake' Pedroza: He's dead.
Benny Pistone: The other one.
Julian 'Snake' Pedroza: The kid? Yeah, sure. I'll give that little scumbag a beating.
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Soundtracks

The Spirit of Man
Written by Chris De Burgh
Performed by Chris De Burgh
Courtesy of A&M Records
Rondor Music, Ltd. (London)
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Major Disappointment
23 December 2006 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

Spilt Decisions seemed to have had an outstanding cast which should have made this a really good, if not great movie. However, Split Decision turned out to be a dismal failure. The script was ripe with overly stereotyping. The plot line was unbelievable. The acting was over the top and lacked any real emotion or reality. The beautiful, talented, and sexy Jennifer Beals was completely wasted in this mess, as was the legendary Gene Hackman. It seemed that everyone was just going through the motions. I don't know if this movie was a hit at the box-office, but I honestly can't believe it was. If you're a Hackman fan, go rent Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection, or I Never Sang For My Father, to see Hackman's true acting worth. If you love a great boxing flick, you're better off renting Fat City, The Champion (Kirk Douglas), ROCKY, or Body and Soul (John Garfield), and pass on this major failure of a film.


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