6.4/10
1,235
19 user 12 critic

Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | | Drama | 14 March 2008 (USA)
Trailer
2:01 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »
Reviews
4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sugarhouse (2007)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Upper middle class employee Tom ventures into a derelict squatter building to buy a gun from D, a cocky but stupid, homeless crack-junkie, who meanly tries to extort above the agreed price.... See full summary »

Director: Gary Love
Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Andy Serkis
Barn Red (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An elderly farmer finds out that he owes a huge inheritance tax. Land developers show up to offer him a predatory deal. His neighbors are having similar problems. That's when an old acquaintance of his arrives for a visit and lends a hand.

Director: Richard Brauer
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Kimberly Guerrero, Kate Peckham
Lowlife Love (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tetsuo (Kiyohiko Shibukawa) is a lowlife. A film director with a small indie hit many years back, yet he has never gotten any further as he refuses to go against his 'artistic integrity'. ... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Uchida
Stars: Masahiko Aoki, Masato Arai, Denden
Love and Fury (2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In 1980's Helsinki, a city about to burst with young energy and rebellion, two young writers determined to conquer the world fall madly in love. For Inka, the love affair puts everything in... See full summary »

Director: Alli Haapasalo
Stars: Laura Birn, Lauri Tilkanen, Kaija Pakarinen
The Brave One (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews
The Commander (1988)
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Major leads a group of mercenaries whose mission is to protect a disc full of secrets, located in South Asia.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Breathing with the rhythm of street music, Flowers of Evil is an edgy, topical and ragged story of a family trying to survive the pressures of restlessness. The main character Sipe, 14, has... See full summary »

Director: Antti Jokinen
Stars: Juno, Viljami Nojonen, Eero Aho
Purgatory (TV Movie 1999)
Fantasy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, Randy Quaid
The Building (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A bored journalist reporter's baby monitor is picking up her neighbors' phone conversations, and one neighbor's dialogue in particular convinces her that he's a murderer.

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Erica Durance, Adrian Holmes, David Palffy
The Shameless (2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In order to capture a mob enforcer, homicide detective Jung befriends his girlfriend, Hye-kyung, only to fall in love with her.

Director: Seung-uk Oh
Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Seung-Hyeon Ji, Nam-gil Kim
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In San Francisco, Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen.

Director: Don Medford
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A private detective engages in a sexually-charged relationship with a real estate broker.

Director: Maarit Lalli
Stars: Pihla Viitala, Antti Luusuaniemi, Dick Idman
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Opened in Halifax, which is where the movie is set, on November 9, 2007. See more »

Quotes

Donnie Rose: [Emotional] I could have stopped it, but when I get mad I just... I just... I can't. I'm sorry George.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a true best kept secret
30 January 2012 | by ccelikSee all my reviews

this is my first review. I felt so compelled to write this after I saw the ridiculously low rating attributed to this fine movie.

I must say that I am not easily impressed by movies.I am sure this movie did not have the budget to advertise itself to masses, or hire more recognized actors. However, I was very much moved by the acting, well- polished storyline with great and believable twists, and a satisfying end. For comparison, even though I like Clint Eastwood related movies a lot, and I enjoyed Million Dollar Baby, this one is way better in almost all aspects.It has a great after-taste as well, leaves you high spirited with more hopes for peace of the mankind.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed