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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

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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 »

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Worse than what I'd like, better than I expected
9 April 2020 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

Not bad but not remarkable Canadian boxing film either. Anyway, it is better than I expected for a film with Blade Trinity villain Dominic Purcell in the leading role and one of the writers of 1996 Z-movie Electra, Damian Lee, as both the writer and the director. Famke Jansen has a small role, which seems that was included only to have her in the casting, as the relation between her character and Purcell's is poorly developped (the mystery is unveiled in the end without the necessary emotion). Other established actors were also casted, in other underdevelopped characters. Alternating parts of the fight with flashbacks is a good narrative idea, but Damian Lee was unable to make espectator feels anything. Adam Beach speaking in the middle of the fight was ridiculous and nonsense.

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Release Date:

25 April 2014 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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