Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement -- Jerry has been knocking around from one construction job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship, all the while with an eye toward eventually getting his act together. His last connection to the fight game is the evening boxing class he teaches to middle-aged, middle class, middle management types at a gym in Pasadena, where he also works as a handyman. When venerable boxing coach Eddie Bell asks Jerry if he'd like to spar a couple of rounds with Malice Blake, an up-and-coming pro, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring. Despite the ass-kicking Jerry otherwise receives, a one-punch knockdown of Blake convinces Jerry that it's time to make his return to competitive boxing. Thus ends a 20-year layoff and begins a hilarious fish-out-water quest for Olympic gold.
Some Guys Don't Know Their Destiny Till It Hits Them In The Face.
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Did You Know?
The film was going to be released straight to DVD until Adam Carolla
insisted that the movie be released in theaters and put up approximately $300,000 of his own money for prints and promotion to fund a limited release. See more
(Possibly deliberate) When Jerry pulls into the gym parking lot and comes to a stop under the street lamp, the truck brake lights do not function. See more
This guy was not the number one ranked amateur five years ago for nothing.
What's he been doing for the last five years?
He's been doing five years.
Eye of the Tiger
Composed and Produced by Jim Peterik
and Frankie Sullivan
Performed by Survivor See more
26 April 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $97,137,
23 March 2008
Gross USA: $443,591
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $443,591
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