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Brutal Glory (1989)

The highly fictionalized making and breaking of Norman Selby, more recognizable as Kid McCoy, the real life American middleweight world boxing champion from the turn of the 20th century.

Director:

Koos Roets

Writers:

Tinus Grobler (story), Tinus Grobler (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn ... Max Owens
Leah Pinsent ... Julia Woodruff (as Leah King Pinsent)
Timothy Brantley Timothy Brantley ... Kid McCoy (Norman Selby)
James Ryan ... Tommy Ryan
Peter Tunstall Peter Tunstall ... George Cooper
Simon Poland ... Billy Doherty
Wilson Dunster Wilson Dunster ... Sal Santos
Gordon Mulholland Gordon Mulholland ... Jack Marshall
Brian O'Shaughnessy Brian O'Shaughnessy ... James Grouper
Brümilda van Rensburg Brümilda van Rensburg ... Lottie (as Brumilde Van Rensburg)
Wilna Snyman Wilna Snyman ... Ruth Selby
Joe Stewardson Joe Stewardson ... Harry Selby
Martin Majola Martin Majola ... Ndaba
Steven Moloi Steven Moloi ... Nambo (as Stephen Moloi)
Patricia Sanders Patricia Sanders ... Sylvia
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The highly fictionalized making and breaking of Norman Selby, more recognizable as Kid McCoy, the real life American middleweight world boxing champion from the turn of the 20th century.

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Legends are never born... They are made.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Ruhm See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Referenced in Scanners II: The New Order (1991) See more »

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Stay in Town
Composed and Arranged by Garth Deacon
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Almost made up story of Charles "Kid" McCoy
27 October 2008 | by lyrikmanSee all my reviews

This movie starts as a biopic and looks a little bit as "Ask the Dust". Then turns out in a bad soap opera type direction with all of the clichés of the American Dream. The poor guy beaten by the father who searches for Revenge of Life and Glory in the Boxing Matches. Robert Vaughin dressed as the Italian mask Toto sees him and takes him to the top and success.The first hour is very slow-paced and boring. Then the champion and his band go to Africa for a trip for the last 40 minutes and the story gets a little bit funnier.Don't want to tell you the ending. But I checked out the story of Charles "Kid" McCoy and none of that was portrayed in this movie. Recommended for die hard fans of boxing. The boxing matches are well shot.


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