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Southpaw (2015)

R | | Drama, Sport | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Hope
... Maureen Hope
... Tick Wills
... Leila Hope
... Jordan Mains (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
... Hoppy
... Angela Rivera
... Ramone
... Jon Jon
... Miguel 'Magic' Escobar
... Mikey
Jose Caraballo ... Eli Frost
... Gabe
Aaron Quattrocchi ... Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady
... Gloria
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Storyline

As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.

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His left is his strongest weapon. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language throughout, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Revancha  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,701,294, 26 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,421,953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,970,827
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Southpaw" is actually a baseball nickname for any lefthanded pitcher, since home plate is always west of the pitcher's mound. See more »

Goofs

In some of the fight scenes, the ringside cameramen are seen shooting with an Arri Alexa camera. This camera would probably never be used to cover sports events. It was the actual film crew that you see in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Billy Hope: I can't lose my daughter. I'll give you my everything.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 August 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Beast (Southpaw Remix)
Written by Charles Caripides and Robert Bailey
Performed by Rob Bailey & the Hustle Standard
Remixed by DJ Khalil
Courtesy of Shady Records/Interscope Records
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You have seen this movie before
29 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I guess there is just no new way of telling this story. A boxer on top of his world loses everything in the blink of an eye, then battles his way back. Every trite plot wrinkle is there. Every sympathy trigger is there. The writing is not bad. The story is as well told as it can be, but the story just does not need to be told again.

Jake was great. His transformation from the pale, ghoulish "Nightcrawler" to a ripped pro boxer is startling. His portrayal of the punchy, brutal fighter on a journey of redemption is every bit as good as one could expect. Top marks for Jake. And the boxing scenes are as bloody as you could ask.

So there are some good things in a very predictable movie. Overall, go ahead and watch it and enjoy it for what it is. Just don't expect anything new.


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