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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
Jon Pegg Jon Pegg ... Jimmy's Cornerman
Haqi Ali Haqi Ali ... Passerby
Anna Wilson-Hall Anna Wilson-Hall ... Mary
Luke J I Smith ... Damian (as Luke J.I. Smith)
Ernest Vernon Ernest Vernon ... Funeral Mourner
Kirstie Shannon Kirstie Shannon ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Lee Latham Lee Latham ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Neil Bradley Neil Bradley ... Newcomer Michael
James Cartwright James Cartwright ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Katie Mckernan Katie Mckernan ... Boxing supporter
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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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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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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Unexpected
23 June 2017 | by justice_for_allroSee all my reviews

Unexpectedly good boxing/addiction movie considering the amount of Hollywood and European movies produced in the last 50 years.

It's hard to explore new territories, and not using the usual clichés most boxing films rely on. Jawbone doesn't innovate or bring new concepts here, but the execution is great.

Acting is very good, supporting cast does a good job, Johnny Harris is an actor that can communicate without the use overacting, which is rare nowadays.

The cinematography is beautiful sometimes, has that independent flick vibe. There are some closeup shots and some details that look great (one takes places at night, in the gym, where you can see the steam of the body heat that rises).

Some say it has no point, it does not prove anything ... I'd say otherwise, it's an episode in someone's life, and much like in reality, the end doesn't have to be always very meaningful and reach a climax.

It felt like an honest movie, depicting reality, hopelessness without using the motivation clichés that will make some feel good in the end.

Highly recommended, for boxing fans and anti mainstream cinema fans.


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