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Counterpunch (2019)

R | | Action, Biography, Drama | 2019 (USA)
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.

Director:

Kenneth Castillo

Writers:

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

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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Based on a True Story


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Wish there were more movies like this
15 September 2014 | by taubSee all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that you never hear of, and after you watch it, you wonder why there aren't more movies like this. America is full of interesting people that overcome terrible odds. But the movies you see made commercially have the same stars, redoing the same stories, or remaking old TV shows.

This movie holds your interest throughout the entire movie. The characters are realistic, because it is based on a true story. I love Danny Trejo, but frequently he just has cameo appearances, but he has a solid performance in this movie. I hope this crew makes some more movies, and that Hollywood starts promoting more Indy films. The Behind the Scenes portion of the DVD says that the film was made in 14 days, on a very low budget.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2019 (USA) See more »

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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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