This is the story of Doug, a fantastic fighter but not so fantastic businessman, who must save his beloved gym by training a gentle giant for a bare-knuckle fight.

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Steven Nesbit
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Brad Moore ... Doug
Greg Orvis ... Nosher
Ricky Tomlinson ... Mick
Paul Barber ... Albert
Denise Van Outen ... Vera
Laurie Kynaston ... Donny
Alexei Sayle ... Algy
Matt Barber ... Giles
Gary Cargill ... Davros
Kab Silva Kab Silva ... Riz
Sally Dexter Sally Dexter ... Bridget
Michael Sarne ... Taffy
Tom Craine ... Rupert
Joe Egan ... Patrick
Sydney Wade ... Melissa
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This is the story of Doug, a fantastic fighter but not so fantastic businessman, who must save his beloved gym by training a gentle giant for a bare-knuckle fight.

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3 March 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Rocky meets The Full Monty.

This British comedy drama has some good character actors. Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber and Alexei Sayle. It is let down by a banal script that mistakes silliness for comedy.

Doug (Brad Moore) plays a once promising boxer. Now he is managing a boxing gym which has debts that he cannot pay. Some fight club type posh boys are pressurising him especially as one of the old geezers in the boxing club knocked one of them out.

One day Vera (Denise Van Outen) comes to his gym wanting Doug to train his son. When the money pressure gets too much for him, Vera who is a gypsy wants Doug to get her dim brother in shape for a £100,000 bare knuckle fight. This would enable Doug to pay off his debts but the brother has to win the contest and these types of fights get dirty very quickly.

The film has too many broadly sketched caricatures. Posh boys who think they are hard, Irish, gypsies. It feels dated and lazy.


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19 September 2018 (UK) See more »

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$2,310,000 (estimated)
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