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Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring (2008)

On June 16, 1983, in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 at Madison Square Garden, the lives of two young men were forever changed during a controversial boxing match. A tough club fighter ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Drath ... Himself
Luis Resto Luis Resto ... Himself
Steve Farhood Steve Farhood ... Himself
Randy Gordon Randy Gordon ... Himself - Former New York Athletic Commission Chairman
Bob Arum Bob Arum ... Himself
Carlos Lewis Carlos Lewis ... Himself (as Carlos 'Panama' Lewis)
Rudy Kalis Rudy Kalis ... Himself - Sportscaster
Billy Collins Billy Collins ... Himself
Mark Young Mark Young ... Himself - Friend of Billy Collins Jr.
Steve Cross Steve Cross ... Himself - Friend of Billy Collins Jr.
Ron Scott Stevens Ron Scott Stevens ... Himself - New York Athletic Commission
Thomas Moore Thomas Moore ... Himself - Former Assistant DA
Tony Perez Tony Perez ... Himself - Referee
Charles Pama Charles Pama ... Himself - Forensic Scientist
Artie Curlee Artie Curlee ... Himself (archive footage)
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On June 16, 1983, in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 at Madison Square Garden, the lives of two young men were forever changed during a controversial boxing match. A tough club fighter from Puerto Rico named Luis Resto fought Billy Collins Jr., an Irish golden boy, for ten grueling rounds. Resto was declared the winner, but within minutes, was accused of tampering with the padding in his gloves - in effect brutalizing Collins Jr. with his bare fists for thirty minutes. More than two decades later, Luis Resto is still a broken man shouldering the burden of his opponent's death; a prison sentence; and a lifetime ban from boxing. Resto relives that infamous night in New York City and exposes the sport's dark side - unfolding an emotional story which finally reveals the truth. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assault in the Ring See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Live Star Entertainment See more »
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Great Story but Uneasy Viewing
29 July 2014 | by aidanfureySee all my reviews

Eric Drath recounts a great boxing story but in doing so defiles it. From the Michael Moore school of documentary making, he takes an already exploited, broken man and exploits him some more - always looking for a money shot.

Sending Mr Resto to see his estranged family and then, without prior warning to see the Collins family was beyond crass.

Any documentary maker who needs to put his own face in his film is flawed.

It's a great story and actually does unearth new evidence about the tragedy. It's just a pity that the project was devoid of integrity, empathy and compassion.

Watch Ring of Fire or No Mas instead.


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