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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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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

Gross USA:

$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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Derivative small time boxing movie..........
11 February 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Following a well worn cliché path, "Split Decisions" is far from original, nevertheless I found it entertaining. The three generations of Irish boxers seem to be in constant turmoil, but in the end stand together nicely. Gene Hackman is not the star here, even with top billing. It is Craig Sheffer and Jeff Fahey, as Hackman's sons, who carry the film. Jennifer Beals really has nothing to do, and is totally wasted. Character development is good, and the truncated boxing scenes are exciting............................. If you are willing to accept this revenge in the ring film for what it is, it is very watchable. - MERK


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