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The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sam Doumit ... Maya
Martin Goldman Martin Goldman ... Himself
Harry Keitt Harry Keitt ... Himself
Randy Little Randy Little ... Himself
Tyrene Manson Tyrene Manson ... Herself
Mickey Marcello Mickey Marcello ... Himself
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Eddie Mustafa Muhammad ... Himself
Aida Santiago Aida Santiago ... Herself
Noel Santiago Noel Santiago ... Himself
George Walton George Walton ... Himself
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The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$32,544, 24 September 1999

Gross USA:

$47,074, 19 March 2000
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An earnest documentary about upstart boxers from the ghetto.
26 December 2000 | by =G=See all my reviews

"On The Ropes" provides a rare but shallow look into the brutal sport of boxing by focusing on the lives three young boxers and their trainer. At the center of the film is Harry Keitt, a man with a checkered past whose quest to help boost kids-gone-wrong from the projects into a productive life via the ring is his personal salvation. What this earnest film does best is demonstrate how boxing can provide structure, discipline, purpose, and the hope of success and greatness for ghetto kids who have what it takes. The film also clearly shows what it takes it a lot.


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