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Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Castillo

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Kenneth Castillo, Alvaro Manrique (story and screenplay) (as Alvaro Orlando)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alvaro Manrique ... Emilio Manrique (as Alvaro Orlando)
Danny Trejo ... Manny Navarro
Steven Bauer ... Tomas
Oscar Torre ... Uncle Frank
Camila Banus ... Talia Portillo
Lilla Labanc ... Kristina Kovacs
Bailey Estevan Bailey Estevan ... Young Emilio (as Bailey Garcia)
Ivonne Coll ... Grandma Daisy
Jilon VanOver ... Teddy (as Jilon Ghai)
Yeniffer Behrens ... Lydia Manrique
Jack Guzman ... Sergio
Giovanni Bejarano ... Beto
Danny Pardo ... Benjamin Portillo
Brent Gutierrez ... Young Sergio
William Corkery ... Young Beto
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Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle he gets a second shot at the championship title. As he is toe to toe in the ring with his competitor he'll throw all the punches and be the last man standing. Written by Lionsgate Marketing

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Rated R for language, violence, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Контраудар See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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true story but not so promising
23 December 2014 | by friendlyclownSee all my reviews

we expect more fighting considering the title of the film but the movie doesn't give us much of what we expect unfortunately. The cast also doesn't provide us with world wide stars except Danny Trejo so it also lacks celebrity charm too. nevertheless the cast we have in this movie did a good work, acting are fine it just needs a little more spice to make us feel better about the film. and because this is a boxing film we have to compare it with the best we have ; rocky, drama level is lower than the legend film and so are the duration of fighting scenes, yet one can always give it a shot for one-time viewing only not too bad not too good


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