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The Challenger (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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Struggling Bronx mechanic Jaden Miller uses boxing to save himself and his mother from being homeless. With a legendary trainer, and a reality show built around him, Miller goes for the title.

Director:

Kent Moran

Writer:

Kent Moran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kent Moran ... Jaden
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Duane
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Jada
Justin Hartley ... James
Frank Watson Frank Watson ... Terrence
Stan Carp ... Joe
Rob Morgan ... Frederick
Michael Rivera ... Sanchez
Robert Pike Daniel ... Vincent
Ernie Sabella ... Frankie
Lindsay Hartley ... Stephanie
Steven Hauck ... TV Executive
Raushanah Simmons ... Laurie
Kelvin Hale ... Commentator #1
Jason Horowitz Jason Horowitz ... Commentator #2
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Storyline

Struggling Bronx mechanic Jaden Miller uses boxing to save himself and his mother from being homeless. With a legendary trainer, and a reality show built around him, Miller goes for the title.

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Taglines:

Fight for who you are.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sports violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Michael Clarke Duncan's last film following his death in 2012 aged 54. See more »

Quotes

Commentator #3: Hold onto your seats, folks. We got a fight on our hands.
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Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Written by Dennis P. Coronel, Clinton Thomas Victorino Jr. & Salamo Malili
Performed by The Seed
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Challenge for the viewer to stay interested
22 March 2016 | by santiagocosmeSee all my reviews

I decided to watch the Challenger right after seeing a great documentary about boxing. I was inspired by the struggle and the inner strength of men who only had their fists to get them out of poverty.

On the other hand, the challenger... is the most uninspirational movie you can ever watch about the beautiful science. It's lame, predictable, and absolute rubbish. The hero looks like a midget but fights for the heavyweight title held by a guy who looks more like a toothpaste ad. Everything starts when the "hero" decides one day to start boxing, having shown no interest before. He trains for what looks like 3 weeks and starts knocking out everyone. Somehow, he gets a title shot out of nowhere....and before you know it, I am asleep and do not care about how it ends. I can guess it. From miles away.

In fact miles away is how far you should stay from this movie. It stinks!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,246, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$19,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,003
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Wishing Well Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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