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A woman attempts to escape her domestic problems by fleeing to New York in search of her father. She finds him, and also new problems, some friendship, a romance, and an unexpected career as pro-boxer, to make ends meet.

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Frank Clarke

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Frank Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margi Clarke ... Ronnie O'Dowd
Carroll Baker ... Lovelle Summers
Ken Hutchison ... John O'Dowd
Sharon Power Sharon Power ... Mary
Angela Clarke Angela Clarke ... Brenda Doyle
Lewis Bester Lewis Bester ... Young Tony
Gary Mavers ... Tony Bone
Jeff Weatherford Jeff Weatherford ... Dan
Graham Winton Graham Winton ... Bart
Jane Poter Jane Poter ... 'Big' Alice
Genevieve Walsh Genevieve Walsh ... Miss Marshall
Lynne Kelly Lynne Kelly ... Tony's Girlfriend
David Crean David Crean ... Boxing M.C.
Julie Aldred Julie Aldred ... Helen
Susan Atkins Susan Atkins ... Crazy Sue
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A woman attempts to escape her domestic problems by fleeing to New York in search of her father. She finds him, and also new problems, some friendship, a romance, and an unexpected career as pro-boxer, to make ends meet.

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Thelma and Louise meets Rocky. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lutadora See more »

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Dolby

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Black and White (opening sequence)| Color
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Filmed in six weeks on a £600,000 budget. See more »

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References Lost Horizon (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Like I've never been gone
Written by Paul Hampton and Camille Monte
Sung by Billy Fury
Published by Chelsea Music Ltd
Courtesy of The Decca Music Company Ltd
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Carroll steals
28 July 2018 | by DowntonR1See all my reviews

A thinly plotted movie with comic moments that mostly don't work, and fight scenes that fail to convince ( except the last one). Margi Clarke is fine in the lead, Ken Hutchinson good too but Carroll Baker pretty much steals every scene she's in, she's deserving of a better film.


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