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Southpaw (2015)

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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.

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Writer:

Kurt Sutter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Billy Hope
Rachel McAdams ... Maureen Hope
Forest Whitaker ... Tick Wills
Oona Laurence ... Leila Hope
50 Cent ... Jordan Mains (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Skylan Brooks ... Hoppy
Naomie Harris ... Angela Rivera
Victor Ortiz ... Ramone
Beau Knapp ... Jon Jon
Miguel Gomez ... Miguel 'Magic' Escobar
Dominic Colón ... Mikey
Jose Caraballo Jose Caraballo ... Eli Frost
Malcolm M. Mays ... Gabe
Aaron Quattrocchi Aaron Quattrocchi ... Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady
Lana Young ... Gloria
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Storyline

Billy Hope (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) is the undisputed light-heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He is unbeaten over a career of 43 fights. He is happily married to beautiful Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and has a young daughter, Leila (Oona Laurence). His life seems perfect, but then, during a fracas with a rival boxer, his wife is shot and killed. They had known each other since they were 12 years old, and now the bottom has fallen out of his world. The death of his wife sends Billy into a downward spiral, resulting in him being barred from professional boxing for a year, the loss of his house and almost all his possessions and, most painfully, the loss of his daughter to the custody of Social Services. In order to gain back his daughter and restart his life, he seeks out a particular trainer, Tick Wills (Forest Whitaker). Now he is starting his life again, at the bottom. Written by grantss

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His biggest fight is on the ring. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

During Miguel "Magic" Escobar's ring entrance Roy Jones Jr. mentions that Miguel is a hard punching Colombian just like his compatriots Sergio Martinez and Carlos Monzon. Sergio Martinez and Carlos Monzon are two very well known Argentine boxers. See more »

Quotes

Tick Wills: We start tomorrow.
Billy Hope: What, like training?
Tick Wills: No, baking cookies.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 July 2015 (2015) See more »

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Written by Marcus Merriett and Alvin Merriett
Performed by Chaptabois
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Jake Gyllenhaal deserves at least a nomination
31 May 2019 | by jesporSee all my reviews

Wow. This is actually an incredible movie in which Gyllenhaal delivers an Oscar worthy performance.

It's kind of an emotional rollercoaster which gives you the best of the two different worlds in boxing and drama. A comeback story at its finest. The father-daughter relationship gets me the most.

I've seen this movie more times than I can count and it still amazes me that Jake Gyllenhaal didn't even got nominated for this one - he is outstanding!


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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,701,294, 26 July 2015

Gross USA:

$52,421,953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,970,827
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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