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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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Credited cast:
Ian McShane ... Joe Padgett
Ray Winstone ... William Carney
Michael Smiley ... Eddie
Johnny Harris ... Jimmy McCabe
Anna Wilson-Hall Anna Wilson-Hall ... Mary
Jon Pegg Jon Pegg ... Jimmy's Cornerman
Haqi Ali Haqi Ali ... Passerby
Kirstie Shannon Kirstie Shannon ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Ernest Vernon Ernest Vernon ... Funeral Mourner
Luke J I Smith Luke J I Smith ... Damian (as Luke J.I. Smith)
Neil Bradley Neil Bradley ... Newcomer Michael
Katie Mckernan Katie Mckernan ... Boxing supporter
James Cartwright James Cartwright ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Lee Latham Lee Latham ... Boxing Ring Spectator
David Cronin David Cronin ... Funeral mourner
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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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The gym scenes were filmed in Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Staffordshire, England. See more »

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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) See more »

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Jimmy / Blackout
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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One of the better boxing movies
12 June 2017 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

Imagine if you can that Mike Leigh or Ken Loach decided to do a boxing film then Jawbone wouldn't be too far away from they would come up with and that is by no means a criticism in fact I really liked this. This is the story of a former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe who, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill and corner man Eddie but to make ends meet he agree to take an unlicensed fight against someone much bigger and younger than himself. This film is not so much about boxing but about the struggle against alcoholism. Johnny Harris is brilliant and the troubled fighter and genuinely looks like he can box. There isn't a bad performance in this film. Ray Winstone and Ian McShane do what they do best and Michael Smiley is great also. If I has to pick a hole in this film and believe me it's hard . its that the person they got to be Jimmy's opponent didn't look like he knew how to box despite being ripped. Overall though a very good film.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jawbone See more »

Filming Locations:

Stoke on Trent, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,919
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