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Harder They Fall (2005)

R | | Action, Drama, Sport | May 2009 (USA)
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20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.


Lee Cipolla



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Lamboy Joshua Lamboy ... Jesus Velez
Johnny Vieira Johnny Vieira ... Max Anderson
Rona D. Lewis ... Brenda Anderson (as Rona Freeman)
David Perez-Ribada ... Frank Haley
Jeremy Mitchell ... Darren Barret
Estefania Crespo ... Maria Velez
Juana Fuentes Juana Fuentes ... Eulalia "Abuela" Velez
Andre L. Gainey Andre L. Gainey ... Promoter Julius Pierce
Valentina Izarra ... Skye
Mirtha Michelle ... Sage Dominguez
Leah Page Leah Page ... Julie Jones
Gerard Maccioli Gerard Maccioli ... Saul Olivio
Patrick Paul Patrick Paul ... Nick Williams
Mike Ramirez Mike Ramirez ... Officer Hartley / Mike Morningpeg
Tommy Davis ... Leo


20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, Max and Jesus, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama. Coming from opposing sides of the tracks, like trains headed for a collision, the two contend for the South Florida title. However, an unexpected event extends their combat zone from the ring to the streets. A war is declared that gives birth to two heroes; though it can yield but one champion. Written by Anonymous

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Courage is not tested until you've been in a real fight.


Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

May 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


While practicing the construction site fight sequence actor Joshua Lamboy (Jesus Velez) had his hand punctured by a rusty nail sticking out of one the walls currently being built. Shooting for the fights scenes were delayed three weeks. See more »

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Worst movie I've seen in a while
1 November 2009 | by autobotprimeSee all my reviews

I normally don't comment on these things but like the user doubleodak, I see these people giving it 10 stars and I am also just compelled to comment. As a matter of fact, I registered an account on IMDb just so I could comment on this. If I can save just one person from suffering through this movie then it would have been worth it. There is no way this movie is 10 stars. I don't think it's even 1 star but I didn't have the option to pick 0. This is the worst movie I've seen in a while if not ever. I could barely sit through it. The only reason I did is because it was 3 in the morning and I was trying to soothe my 2 month old son and there was nothing on TV except infomercials. The reason I had it in the first place is because Blockbuster mentioned it in an email and I was looking for some movies to add to my queue. The description sounded like it would have been right up my alley so I added it.

I'll admit that part of my problem is that I didn't know it was going to be a low budget film when I started to watch but I'll give any movie a chance so I watched, waiting for something good to happen, but alas....nothing. In hindsight, even if I was expecting a low budget film I probably would still be giving this same review. The fight scenes are garbage, there is just a lot of camera moving around to make it look more action packed but I would imagine that most people could see through that and the dialog (what there was of it) was some of the most ridiculous crap I've heard. There was a moment when the mom and the rich fighter were having dinner and the mom said something like "I notice you come home later when you hang with Jenny" and the fighter was like "so" and the mom said something like "watch your testosterone" and the fighter said "moooommmm" and she said "just be careful, that's all I'm saying".

It was a very awkward moment (and not in that good, funny way you see in the TV show "The Office") that added nothing to the film. Actually, every scene that contained dialog was pretty worthless.

I could go on and on but you get the point. I'm tried to be objective and find some good but there was no good to be found in this situation. Do yourself a favor and don't rent or buy this movie.

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