An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.


Eddie O'Flaherty


J.P. Davis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Jones ... Marty Goldberg
J.P. Davis ... Tommy Riley
Christina Chambers ... Stephanie
Diane Tayler Diane Tayler ... Diane Stone (as Diane M. Tayler)
Paul Raci ... Bob Silver
Don Wallace ... Leroy Kane
Scot Belsky ... Freddie Holt
Emanuel Zacarias Emanuel Zacarias ... Benitez
Carlos Palomino Carlos Palomino ... Hector
Michael Bentt ... Mobley (as Michael Bent)
Winston Bailey Winston Bailey ... Roy Norris
Pepper Roach Pepper Roach ... Pepper
Eric Brown Eric Brown ... Asst. Trainer
Charles 'Chillie' Wilson Charles 'Chillie' Wilson ... Hector's Assistant Trainer
Frank McGonagle Frank McGonagle ... Benitez Fight Ref (as Franko McGonagle)


Trainer Marty Goldberg has been stuck working on the fringes of the professional circuit far too long. Searching for a way out, he discovers Tommy, a young man with raw talent to burn. Outside the ring however, Tommy displays a self-destructive streak that could end his career before it begins. Marty works with Tommy to tame that streak. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Marty Goldberg: Which one you finished him up with?
Tommy Riley: Right.
Marty Goldberg: Right, of course. First rule of boxing and the first rule of life. And you learned it tonight.
Tommy Riley: What's that?
Marty Goldberg: Never stop punching, keep on punching, keep on punching and you'll always have a shot.
Tommy Riley: Who's that quote from?
Marty Goldberg: Me.
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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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I don't know yet.
20 August 2007 | by cwilson-46See all my reviews

To be honest, I came in at the middle of this film. but the part I didn't come into was pretty good.

I really have to see the entire film to really give an honest opinion.

There are so many different reviews on this site - it's just crazy.

Tommy seemed to me to be jealous of the old man working with other boxers, so I don't know.

I really need to see the beginning of this film to truly understand the core of their relationship.

I did, however, feel that Tommy did love this man who was his trainer, but in today's world - of course - this type of love is taboo, which is really stupid.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A boxedző See more »


Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,199, 8 May 2005

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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