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Shadow Glories (2001)

A middle-aged, down-and-out kickboxer, once contender for the heavyweight title, struggles to rebuild his shattered life as he makes his way back home to his lost love and his one last ... See full summary »

Director:

Ziad H. Hamzeh

Writer:

Marc Sandler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Sandler ... Simon Penn
Sarah Rachel Isenberg ... CJ Keyes
Michael Denney ... Eddie 'Killer' Kuzinski
Jason Moscartolo Jason Moscartolo ... Matty Shea
Linda Amendola Linda Amendola ... Jenny Penn
Vinny De Vingo Vinny De Vingo ... Lou, Kuzinski's Manager
Alex Martinez Wallace Alex Martinez Wallace ... Benny
Ed Peed Ed Peed ... Detective Fraeter
Hira Ambrosino ... Dr. Susan Willem
Dan Marois Dan Marois ... Dr. Dan
Josh Norton Josh Norton ... Tall Boy
Edwin W. Thurston Edwin W. Thurston ... Joe
Norman Bunin Norman Bunin ... Mir
Steve Bortagis Steve Bortagis ... Fat Greg
Bert Brown Bert Brown ... Ring Announcer (CJ / Kuzinski)
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Storyline

A middle-aged, down-and-out kickboxer, once contender for the heavyweight title, struggles to rebuild his shattered life as he makes his way back home to his lost love and his one last chance at redeeming his tortured soul. Written by MBSandler

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and language
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

28 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fight See more »

Filming Locations:

Lewiston, Maine, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,040, 30 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,915, 7 October 2001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hamzeh Mystique Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The beer that can be seen splashing on two teenage girls in one scene was in fact apple juice. See more »

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Where'd they get that Ref?
20 September 2005 | by Eric_in_CincinnatiSee all my reviews

The most intense part of this great independent film is when the Referee with the weird, almost overdubbed voice instructs the fighters to fight fair. It's bittersweet, like the performance turned in by Brando in "Waterfront". He looks like a Scotch Charlie Sheen, and is so into his performance that it transitions the scene with an almost Van-Damme-like smoothness. Unlike other 'fight' films, this one seems to have been made with every scene played with fullest heart (maximum return on the indie-budget investment, no doubt). Some films feature such background characters that seem to glow forth from the rest of the picture, as does this referee character. It's hard to overlook such amazing talent, especially when he's given such a pivotal role. His counterpart (another Ref, played by the former mayor of Lewiston, Maine, where this movie was filmed) seems over-the-top in comparison. This films beauty is in how the McLean referee internalizes--keeping his acting to a level of realism very similar to Hopkins' "Lambs" role in 1991. If only this piece of genuine cinema been offered to wider audiences, we might have seen the beginning of a new era of such fight-genre films. Perhaps it will re-emerge. Ten stars.


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