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Jawbone (2017)

R | | Action, Drama, Sport | 12 May 2017 (UK)
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Former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill and corner-man Eddie.

Director:

Thomas Napper

Writer:

Johnny Harris
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ian McShane ... Joe Padgett
Ray Winstone ... William Carney
Michael Smiley ... Eddie
Johnny Harris ... Jimmy McCabe
Haqi Ali Haqi Ali ... Passerby
Anna Wilson-Hall Anna Wilson-Hall ... Mary
Luke J I Smith Luke J I Smith ... Damian (as Luke J.I. Smith)
Jon Pegg Jon Pegg ... Jimmy's Cornerman
Ernest Vernon Ernest Vernon ... Funeral Mourner
Kirstie Shannon Kirstie Shannon ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Katie Mckernan Katie Mckernan ... Boxing supporter
David Cronin David Cronin ... Funeral mourner
Lee Latham Lee Latham ... Boxing Ring Spectator
James Cartwright James Cartwright ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Neil Bradley Neil Bradley ... Newcomer Michael
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Storyline

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world. Written by Front Row Filmed Entertainment

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alcoholic | boxing | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Sometimes the hardest fight is with yourself

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The gym scenes were filmed in Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Staffordshire, England. See more »

Connections

Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 May 2017 (2017) See more »

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The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe
Written and performed by Paul Weller
(p) 2017 Solid Bond Productions Limited under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group company
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Nothing revalatory, but beautifully executed and superb lead performance
7 April 2020 | by yatseyjuniorSee all my reviews

If you're expecting Rocky, toss those expectations in the bin. This is a film that has bathed itself in the grittiness often found in British cinema, then dressed in a suit of P10 sandpaper.

Although the plot is hardly a revalation, it is beautifully written and directed. Despite having big names like McShane and Winston, it is Johnny Harris who knocks it out of the park with an engaging and real performance.

Not for those after an easy watch, or balls to the wall action.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jawbone See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,919
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1.78 : 1
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