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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.

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

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revancha See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Billy Hope meets Tick Willis at his boxing school was actually filmed in Pittsburgh, but it was made to look like the Bronx section of New York City. The street signs were changed, New York cabs were brought in, and fake graffiti was painted on the walls, all to give the neighborhood an authentic N.Y. neighborhood look. See more »

Goofs

After the fight, in the bedroom scene with his wife, the Bose SoundTouch 20 which is playing in the bedside is flashing orange which means it is not connected to any wi fi- so no music could be played at all even though music can be heard during this scene. See more »

Quotes

Miguel 'Magic' Escobar: Your bitch isn't here to save you now.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 August 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover's Glance
Written by Stephen Edwards
Courtesy of Source In Sync Music
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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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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