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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.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Quotes

Uncle Joe: Listen, when you're on the door, don't let more than two black guys in at once, alright?
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Very good drama about forgiveness and redemption
20 February 2008 | by sttaresssSee all my reviews

After seeing this film at the Pan African Film Festival, I was struck not just by the importance of its message but the universal appeal of the film as a whole. This is a story that truly crosses racial boundaries. Danny Glover is excellent as usual, but the entire cast is talented, and the lead actor, Rossif Sutherland, is definitely one to watch. The story begins with a vicious attack by an almost unreedemable lead character. His journey through the prison system to the boxing ring forces him to confront his inner demons, and to ask forgiveness from those he has harmed. Definitely worth seeing at a film festival or anywhere you can find it!


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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

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,279
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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