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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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Credited cast:
Sam Doumit ... Maya
Martin Goldman Martin Goldman ... Self
Harry Keitt Harry Keitt ... Self
Randy Little Randy Little ... Self
Tyrene Manson Tyrene Manson ... Self
Mickey Marcello Mickey Marcello ... Self
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Eddie Mustafa Muhammad ... Self
Aida Santiago Aida Santiago ... Self
Noel Santiago ... Self
George Walton George Walton ... Self
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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 real deal
31 July 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

The award winning, Oscar nominated, and critically acclaimed documentary "On The Ropes" takes the audience into a New York ghetto gym where young boxers trapped in the slums and projects struggle and sweat tirelessly for a shred of hope that they may some day leave the hopelessness of their life behind. The film offers a limited look at the underbelly of boxing, something which few boxing fans ever see, as it examines the painful existence and enormous courage of three young boxing hopefuls. Unlike other sports where professionals scout college campuses cutting deals for big money, this little indie documentary shows the real and often raw deal and may help answer the one question so often asked about the sport of boxing: Why in the hell would anyone want to step into a ring and risk getting beat up? (B+)

Note - yes, I watched it again.


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