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The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 July 2013 (USA)
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The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.

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Jesse James Miller
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Himself
Mickey Rourke ... Himself
Ed O'Neill ... Himself
Mark Kriegel Mark Kriegel ... Himself
Jiwan Kim Jiwan Kim ... Himself
Bob Arum Bob Arum ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sugar Ray Leonard ... Himself
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This feature documentary focuses on Ray Mancini's own personal account of his families history, his father's legacy and Mancini's own meteoric rise and fall. From the unsolved killing of his brother to the tragic Deuk-Koo Kim fight, which would alter Ray's life forever, "The Good Son" excavates mysteries all creating an intimate history; a saga of father's and sons, loss and redemption. Featuring Mickey Roarke, Ed O'Neil, Sugar Ray Leonard and historic interviews with Kim's own family, including his own son, Jiwan Kim. Written by Anonymous

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30 years ago Ray Mancini ended a man's life in the ring. Now he meets his son.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

16 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Korea See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

St. Sophia See more »
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Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Very well done, even exceptional
19 August 2014 | by bobshankjr-2See all my reviews

Even if you're not a boxing fan (I used to be), you'll find this extremely well-done, well-documented and emotionally-moving exposure of the classic 'Mancini-Kim' fight on Nov 18th, 1982 at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas. And, the long-lived, cross-Pacific aftermath-and-travel for Kim's family to visit Ray for a decent dose of closure with him. If you chose to watch, consider it a self-propelled 'gift' to yourself within your recent viewings. I was 'riveted' during my own, and remain so even after the credits disappeared from the screen today. Keep a hankie nearby, you'll need it. One of the best I've seen. ~Bob Shank, Tucson AZ


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