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Glass Chin (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama , Thriller | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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A down-on-his-luck former boxing champ is forced to make a choice between friendship and ambition when he is framed for murder.

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Noah Buschel

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Noah Buschel
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Credited cast:
Katherine Waterston ... Patricia Petals O'Neal
Corey Stoll ... Bud Gordon
Kelly Lynch ... Mae Graham
Billy Crudup ... J.J. Cook
Brendan Sexton III ... Jimmy Musial
Ron Cephas Jones ... Ray Ellington (as Ron C. Jones)
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Rita Sierra
Marin Ireland ... Ellen Doyle
Michael Chernus ... Brian Colby
Yul Vazquez ... Roberto Flash
John Ventimiglia ... Jack Marchiano
David Johansen ... Stanley Loori
Halley Feiffer ... Kathryn Glassman
Ivan Martin ... Detective Gerard Herko
Anthony Arkin ... Homer Nicholas
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A former welterweight champ has retired early from boxing, but is unsatisfied living out of the limelight in New Jersey. He goes across the river, to Manhattan, to try to reclaim his glory by lending his name to a shady restaurateur. Written by Anonymous

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Murder is an art

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Drama | Thriller

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie de sticla See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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ONEZERO Films See more »
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Strong performances and stylistic cinematography elevate this neo noir crime thriller
18 October 2015 | by trublu215See all my reviews

Glass Chin tells the story of a failed boxer as he gets tied up in a blackmail scheme with an underworld figure. In what could be the anti-Rocky film, Glass Chin benefits from a fantastic cast and brilliant cinematography but fails to deliver anything remotely surprising or invigorating to the genre. Starring Corey Stoll and Billy Crudup, the film's performances alone are worth the watch. Stoll plays Bud "The Saint" Greene, a disgraced but talented fighter from New Jersey and plays the role brilliantly. The film is designed to showcase the talented actor's ability to complete inhabit a character without any hesitation or reluctance. Much to the credit of director Noah Buschel, the design and style of this film allows his actors to really expand their range and create dynamically layered characters. JJ is played by Billy Crudup with some heavy handed relishing of the gangster character clichés that sometimes plays to the film's advantage and other times feels like Crudup is trying to deliver the next great line of dialog in American cinema and it doesn't pay off. Despite this, Crudup delivers a very good supporting performance. Kelly Lynch gives a good but routine performance as a femme fatale of sorts that we've seen countless times in virtually every noir film. Elizabeth Rodriguez delivers a tremendous performance in a role that is typically underused and paper thin. Writer-director Noah Buschel has crafted a strong noir film that resembles 1930s thriller cinema with each shot bursting with a subtle beauty. Glass Chin is definitely worth a watch.


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