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Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | | Drama | 14 March 2008 (USA)
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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

Director:

Clement Virgo

Writers:

Marguerite Pigott (story editor), Chaz Thorne | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossif Sutherland ... Donnie Rose
Danny Glover ... George
Flex Alexander ... Ossie Paris
Greg Bryk ... Keith Rose
Laura Regan ... Emma
Tonya Williams ... Ruth Carvery (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Stephen McHattie ... Uncle Joe
K.C. Collins ... Charles Carvery
Hugh Thompson ... Chris Webb
Dwain Murphy ... Flipper
Wes Williams ... Nathan
Jeremy Akerman ... Mello
Carol Sinclair Carol Sinclair ... Abigail
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ... Cyril
Timothy Edmonds Timothy Edmonds ... Dillon
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Storyline

Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created him. At the other end of town, the black community still wants revenge. The instrument of justice will be Ossie Paris, a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a match; a match Donnie's family and peers won't let him refuse. George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son's fate at the hands of Donnie. When finally they meet face to face, however, both realize they share a similar desire to overcome the past. As the barely contained racism boils to the surface, George and Donnie form a seemingly unlikely alliance. Their partnership makes them outcasts from both tribes, who will only be satisfied by blood in the ring. The two men get to know each other in the eye of a storm, knowing full well that their futures will be ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Divided by Hate. United by Violence. Driven by Honor.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El último asalto See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rossif Sutherland's first lead role. See more »

Quotes

Chris Webb: [Referring to Donnie's job as security for his uncle's club] I'm looking into some complaints.
Donnie Rose: I don't know nothing about no complaints.
Chris Webb: [Contemptuous] Well, I haven't told you what they are yet.
[after a pause]
Chris Webb: Have you ever been told to deny admission to anyone because they were black?
Donnie Rose: No.
Chris Webb: No... you do realize that would be illegal right?
Donnie Rose: This is bullshit...
Chris Webb: George Carvery's a good friend of mine!
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Great Movie!!!!
17 December 2007 | by swabbab88See all my reviews

When i starting watching this movie i expected very little so i didn't have my hopes. I was so wrong!!! This movie is really good. It tackles a lot of issues has a really good storyline and is very touching.

It's the sort of film that you watch and think anything is possible and you really should judge people. If you haven't seen this movie you really should. I'm not going to say it's the best movie in the world but is it worth watching YES!!

The plot is really good and the acting is also really good. From the time the movie started i was hooked. I wanted to know what had happened and how it was going to end. I can't compare it to any other movie because it's like no other movie i've seen. The start has a touch of American History X i guess you could say.

I give this movie 8 out of 10

Worth watching!!


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