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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.

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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
Anna Wilson-Hall Anna Wilson-Hall ... Mary
Luke J I Smith ... Damian (as Luke J.I. Smith)
Jon Pegg Jon Pegg ... Jimmy's Cornerman
Haqi Ali Haqi Ali ... Passerby
Ernest Vernon Ernest Vernon ... Funeral Mourner
Kirstie Shannon Kirstie Shannon ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Katie Mckernan Katie Mckernan ... Boxing supporter
Lee Latham Lee Latham ... Boxing Ring Spectator
James Cartwright James Cartwright ... Boxing Ring Spectator
David Cronin David Cronin ... Funeral mourner
Neil Bradley Neil Bradley ... Newcomer Michael
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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) »

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Sometimes the hardest fight is with yourself

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ballad of Jimmy McCabe See more »

Filming Locations:

Stoke on Trent, England, UK See more »

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$33,919
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Johnny Harris started acting at his local Union Street Theatre; this gives its name to the fictional Union Street Boxing club. See more »

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

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Jawbone
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He wants to return to his glory days!
24 September 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Another boxing film and this time its from Britain. Seems a small scale film. Most part of the film was a drama. But the entire final act was the event what everyone had waited for. Like any boxing film, it had the same story that a struggling boxer wants to get back to his professional position and he's intended to do anything for it.

The pre-developments were a perfect setting for the what comes in the latter. More than that, a fine base laid for a sequel. This film was average, to me, but its open ending could take it to an even better level in his next. Because of the platform, it could become a small 'Rocky' series, if the filmmakers are willing to go that length. Besides, the title name was an ideal one for such sport.

An ex-boxing sensation seeks his return to the ring after losing everything in the life. Recovering from alcoholic, the age is not on his side to get his glory back. No one is supportive. All he has is his firm mindset. But can he do it, especially the professional level challenge is being far fetched, what are all his other options and how far he would go are the remaining story to tell us.

An okay film for a first time director. The cast looked okay too, and so the screenplay, even though built from a very familiar background. It tried its best to get the viewers sympathically with its main character. But not everyone gets that emotional appeal as he struggles. Particularly the final fight was guessable its direction. So not much impressive as it should have been, as there are great numbers of boxing films coming out every year. Just one time watchable film, otherwise not necessarily need to be watched, even if you love boxing.

6/10


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