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A Fighting Man (2014)

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Haunted by a tragic past, undefeated washed up boxer Sailor O'Connor is a broken man. When a fluke opportunity arises to step back in the ring, he takes it. Now he must stay on his feet throughout a bloody, brutal beating in the ring.


Damian Lee


Damian Lee
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Sailor O'Connor
Kim Coates ... Father Brennan
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Cubby
Adam Beach ... Fast Eddie
Michael Ironside ... Max Wynn
Izaak Smith ... King Soloman
Jenessa Grant ... Peg
Sheila McCarthy ... Rose O'Connor
Freddie Roach ... Self
Famke Janssen ... Diane Schuler
James Caan ... Brother Albright
Gord Apolloni Gord Apolloni ... Monavan Ref
Arlene Duncan ... Mary
Steven Pigozzo ... Lacker
Emma Campbell ... Joyce


An aging fighter (Dominic Purcell) in search of redemption steps into the ring with a hungry young pugilist (Izaak Smith) with something to prove in this boxing drama featuring James Caan and Louis Gossett, Jr. co-star in a film featuring Famke Janssen, Kim Coates, Adam Beach, Sheila McCarthy, and Michael Ironside. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Too many fights. Too little left. Too tough to go down.


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody sports images and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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James Caan and Louis Gossett, Jr. appeared in Undercover Grandpa (2017). See more »

User Reviews

Pretty Good
21 June 2014 | by roliveira83See all my reviews

The movie is all about human life and their stories. I wasn't really expecting what I watched but I really liked it.

Unlike an usual movie, it starts with the action. So, you are not really sure what the characters are... I mean, you don't really like or dislike anyone yet even though the stories is already happening. So they keep crossing characters life over and over again in a pretty interesting way.

What I really like about fighters movies is that we are all fighters in our life... we fight for our friends, our family, ourself. We need to overcome our challenges, be ready to "take a punch" from life and don't never give up. In the end, life is more about how much you can take and keep going than how hard you can punch. It is just and simple human stories... human life.

I understand why not everyone will love this movie, but I had a really good time watching it!

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Release Date:

25 April 2014 (Canada) See more »

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