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Crossing the Line (1990)

The Big Man (original title)
An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Ireland ...
Tony
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Beth Scoular (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Frankie
Johnny Beattie ...
Beth's Father (as John Beattie)
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Beth's Mother
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Eddie
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Matt Mason
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Billy
Andrew Meaden ...
Wee Danny
Ashleigh Thomas ...
Young Kate
Joseph Greig ...
Willie
Sean Scanlan ...
Alan
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Vince
James Copeland ...
Sam
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An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.

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Nothing hits as hard as the things that are really worth fighting for...

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Crime | Drama | Sport

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31 August 1990 (UK)  »

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Crossing the Line  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,248, 9 August 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,227
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Billy Connolly says that while filming the sex scene with Melanie (Julie Graham), the director urged him (and Julie) to be more enthusiastic, vocal and vulgar. Billy said that he's not like that in real-life. Just "mildly grateful" that he's having sex. See more »

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In Agreement With Mr. Dundee's Review
12 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think Mr. Dundee's review is spot on. The bare knuckle fight is extremely brutal. It's not one of these ultra-choreographed fights seen in the vast majority of movies that contain fighting. Part of this has to do with the superior makeup job and camera angles. Also, the man who plays Neeson's opponent is a real bare knuckle fighter. He was originally brought on as a consultant, and then it was decided that he should play the character.

However this is NOT an action movie. It is a drama, and a pretty good one. I can't think of anything else to add. Mr. Dundee summed up everything.

If anyone would like to know more detailed info about this fight scene, then I suggest you rent Ultimate Fights Volume 2.


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