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Carman: The Champion (2001)

Carman must enter the boxing ring once again. Even though the doctor has advised him against it, he picks up his gloves for one last fight, for his father, for his church, for his love, and for his life.

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Lee Stanley

Writers:

Carman (story), Lee Stanley | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carman ... Orlando Leone
Michael Nouri ... Freddie
Patricia Manterola ... Allia
Jeremy Williams Jeremy Williams ... Keshon Banks
Jed Allan ... Laracco
Romeo Fabian Romeo Fabian ... Cesar
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Geneva
Jay Arlen Jones ... Johnny
Bill Boggs ... Himself
Steve Albert Steve Albert ... Himself
Hector Elias ... Bernard
Kevin Rankin ... Scrappy
Simon Brooke Simon Brooke ... Victor Anderson
Scott L. Schwartz ... Big Mike
Eric Mosely Eric Mosely ... Buddha
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Carman must enter the boxing ring once again. Even though the doctor has advised him against it, he picks up his gloves for one last fight, for his father, for his church, for his love, and for his life.

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Sometimes a dream is the only thing worth fighting for... See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for street and ring violence, and for drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart of a Champion See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$769,080, 4 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,765,751
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mickey Rourke was a big fan of the film, and even claimed, "If you see only one movie this year, go see Carman: The Champion." See more »

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Referenced in Praise the Lord: Episode dated 28 February 2001 (2001) See more »

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Well-acted and well-filmed, highly recommended.
12 March 2001 | by forhanSee all my reviews

Kudos to 8X for delivering a top-notch film which has an engaging story with plenty of action and emotion to keep your attention. Fight scenes were fantastisc, definitely as good as any I've ever seen. Very refreshing to see a film which deals with real-life problems and yet avoids most of the gratuitous material found in the majority of Hollywood films to date.


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