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Risen (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 13 May 2011 (UK)
The story of Howard Winstone is a compelling one. Howard became Featherweight Champion of the World at the age of 29 in 1968. What makes Howard's story quite remarkable is that as a young ... See full summary »

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Neil Jones
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Credited cast:
Stuart Brennan ... Howard Winstone
John Noble ... Eddie Thomas
Erik Morales Erik Morales ... Vicente Saldivar
Shane Richie ... Mike Barrett
Grainne Joughin Grainne Joughin ... Bennita Winstone
Ed Eales White ... Don James (as Edward E. White)
Boyd Clack ... Howard Winstone Snr
Helen Griffin ... Katie Winstone
Simon Phillips ... Mickey Duff
Leon Sua Leon Sua ... Mitsunori Seki
Don James Don James ... Billy Evans
Enzo Maccarinelli Enzo Maccarinelli ... Eddie Avoth
Simon Wakeford Simon Wakeford ... Harry Carpenter
Billy Rumbol Billy Rumbol ... Terry Spinks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Avoth Eddie Avoth ... Jack Solomons
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The story of Howard Winstone is a compelling one. Howard became Featherweight Champion of the World at the age of 29 in 1968. What makes Howard's story quite remarkable is that as a young man he lost the tips of three fingers in an industrial accident of his home town of Merthyr Tydfil. The accident was so severe that he was unable to make a fist with his right hand, a devastating blow for anyone, but a blow made all the worse for one who's entire career demands the use of both hands. Howard was known for his right handed power back in his early day's so the day of the fateful accident was essentially the day Howard's boxing career came to an end. Well that's what everyone assumed accept Howard, who completely changed the way he boxed and went on remarkably to become Champion of Britain, Champion of Europe and Champion of the world! The story of Howard Winstone's boxing career alone is a remarkable one, but there was far more to Howard than just his boxing career, in Howard there was ... Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated
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UK

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English

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13 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Felemelkedés See more »

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£200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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The real life Don James, portrayed in the film by Edward E. White, trained Stuart Brennan for 10 months for the role of Howard, and also trained Edward for a further 2 months. See more »

Quotes

Katie Winstone: What are you going to do, Howard? You're going to have to get another job.
[Howard holds up his bandaged hand, having just lost three fingers in an industrial accident]
Katie Winstone: Don't ask for sympathy because there isn't any here. Two weeks of long faces is enough. Get on with it.
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The most significant British sports movie since "Chariots Of Fire"
15 August 2010 | by JaesonXSee all my reviews

Tonight I finally got to view "Risen", courtesy of director Neil Jones.

Having already played to a 5-minute standing ovation at the WBC Night Of Champions at Cardiff Arena & with me not exactly being a "target" audience, this must have been somewhat of a come-down for him.

I'm glad to report that "Risen" belies it's 2-hour runtime, moving carefully, but never ponderously, through the life story of Welsh boxing legend Howard Winstone.

A terrific leading performance from Stuart Brennan, at many times absolutely heart-rending, & a solid supporting cast with sly cameos by real boxing stars.

Convincing, wince-inducing fight scenes & an authentic period feel that conquers its budget as good film-making should, this is an obvious labour of love for Jones, a true gem that deserves your time.

Thank you Neil.


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