George "Ice Man" Chambers (Rhames) is a top ranked heavyweight boxer. However Chambers has his world turned upside down when he is accused of rape and sent to prison. Upon his arrival he hears talk about Monroe Hutchen (Snipes) who is the top ranked prison boxing champ 10 years running. Immediately there is bad blood with Chambers not wanting to be second to no one which leads to a lunch room fight between the men. Figuring it will be a good way to make money fellow convict Emmanuel 'Mendy' Ripstein (Peter Falk) sets up a prison boxing match between the two men to decide who is the real UNDISPUTED champ. Michael Rooker plays a guard, Fisher Stevens, John Seda, and Master P co star.
EL TORO 79
Two Enemies ... The Mob ... The Ultimate Showdown.
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23 August 2002 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,548,750,
25 August 2002, Wide Release
Gross USA: $12,398,628, 6 October 2002
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
According to Walter Hill
, the film needed to be cast with black actors to have "serious credibility." See more
The movie stated that Sweetwater Prison is a Level 5 facility. California prisons do not have level 5 facilities. The classification level of every prison in California goes from Level 1 through Level 4. Level 1 is minimum and level 4 is maximum security. Examples of Level 4 facilities include Pelican Bay State Prison and High Desert State Prison. See more
This is the fight for what's right. This is the brawl for it all. This fight ain't about money, this is their heavyweight champion, against our heavyweight champion. This fight is for respect. R-e-s-p-e-ck. Respect.
There are no opening credits listing the actors real names. Instead, their character's name, crimes, gang affiliation, and conviction year are listed as they are introduced. See more
Written by Stanley Clarke
and A.B. Barnes
Performed by The B.E.C.
Produced by Stanley Clarke
Published by Clarkee Music See more