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Cardboard Boxer (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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Gentle and broken, a homeless man is coerced by two teens to fight other men on video for cash but soon finds comfort in an unlikely friend and the lost diary of a young girl.

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Knate Lee

Writer:

Knate Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Haden Church ... Willie
Terrence Howard ... Pope
Boyd Holbrook ... Pinky
Rhys Wakefield ... J.J.
Macy Gray ... Den Mother
William Stanford Davis ... Jazzy
Zach Villa ... Tyler
Adam Clark ... Skillet
Conrad Roberts ... Methusalah
Patrick Davis Alarcón ... Evan (as Patrick Davis)
James Logan ... Mullet
David Henrie ... Clean Cut Man
Johanna Braddy ... Clean Cut Girl
Jay Charan ... Pawn Shop Clerk
Elyse Cole ... Young Girl
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Gentle and broken, a homeless man is coerced by two teens to fight other men on video for cash but soon finds comfort in an unlikely friend and the lost diary of a young girl.

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Drama

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Knate Lee began writing the film in 2005 while he was India filming the series "Wildboyz (2003)." He had lost his passport and was stuck in the country for five days not knowing anyone or the language. See more »

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Staff Sergeant had Sergeant Major stripes in recruiting office. See more »

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Grave Griever
Written by Rayne Lew and Mario Del Rio
Performed by Sleeping Forest
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Attempt at tearjerker that doesn't quite make it.
18 September 2016 | by oldvinylSee all my reviews

Worth watching if for no other reason than its raw depiction of life "on the nickel' this is an unusual film. Its antihero, lured by a mere $50, embarks on a course of action pretty much guaranteed to lead to a falling out with the community. I've heard that the majority of homeless people are suffering from mental problems, and this aspect is played nicely by the actors here. And it is a community; this was the part of the film that surprised me most, the parallel world of the homeless, in which street sex is freely available, $5 gets you a b.j. and pussy costs $5 more. The movie is pretty much plot less, except for a rather unbelievable bolted- on ending that failed to convince me. Still, if you like grit and grime, give it a try.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kartonharcos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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