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

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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EMU Films,Revolution Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Jawbone Training
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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Jawbone packs a punch
18 May 2017 | by jxf-195-306597See all my reviews

Boxing has proved fertile ground for writers and directors. Jawbone is certainly a welcome addition and deserves to be seen. One of the strongest elements to film is the tight script that like its protagonist is lean and, eventually, determined.

The film starts with Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) having reached rock bottom, viewing the world through the bottom of a vodka bottle and close to eviction from his late mother's flat. Very much a character driven piece, the film involves and reveals slowly with small vignettes of Jimmy and those who supported him.

Ray winstone and Ian mcshane are excellent but it's Michael smiley who takes the plaudits as Jimmy seeks some kind of redemption. Well worth searching out!!


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