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A Fighting Man (2014)

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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 ... See full summary »


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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 Izaak Smith ... King Soloman
Jenessa Grant ... Peg
Sheila McCarthy ... Rose O'Connor
Freddie Roach ... Himself
Famke Janssen ... Diane Schuler
James Caan ... Brother Albright
Gord Apolloni Gord Apolloni ... Monavan Ref
Arlene Duncan 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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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 April 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Az örök harcos See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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

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"a masterpiece"!
24 June 2014 | by rdean1908See all my reviews

i just saw actor dominic purcell in the movie "a fighting man"! give an academy award to him, the other actors, the producer, the director, the man who wrote the script! i saw all of the "rocky" movies. every one. this is more true to life.a child sees his father brutally hit his mother. then, the father knocks him against the window of the car, and cracks it. the child vows to his mother to never get knocked down right then and there! and, "sailor", played by dominic purcell, is not knocked down, even in his last, his sixty-fourth, fight. his mother raises him herself. the father has run off, abandoning the both of them. my father did the same thing.i see myself in "sailor". this is a prizefighters movie. this is not some "pink and white idiot's" movie about what it must be to be a prizefighter. this is a movie in which the entire cast spills their guts out! purcell was born in england, but, raised in Australia. Australia is a man's world. how many innocent men and women were sent to "new south wales" as convicts years ago? the raw seething beneath the skin for past injustices done to his people comes to life in dominic purcell. bravo! to everyone involved! a masterpiece!

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