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On the Ropes (1999)

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.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,431, 22 August 1999

Gross USA:

$46,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,737
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The Best Documentary of 1999
30 January 2001 | by eibon04See all my reviews

On the Ropes(1999) is one of the most powerful documentaries to come out of the USA in many years. It deals with the fortunes and injustices of the boxing world. The most tragic segment of this film is the story of the woman boxer who went to prison for a crime she didn't comment just because of the lousy justice system and the fact that she didn't have much money. What seen on the screen is probably the most realistic depictions of boxing life that has ever been shown at the cinema. Has to be one of the greatest documentaries of all time. Anyone who interested in boxing or wants to be a boxer should watch this film to learn of the realities of this brutal sport.


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