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Journeyman (2017)

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Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. This is the story about the impact on his marriage, his life, and his family.

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Paddy Considine

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Paddy Considine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Matty Burton
Jodie Whittaker ... Emma Burton
Paul Popplewell ... Jackie
Brendan Ingle Brendan Ingle ... Robin Burton
Tony Pitts ... Richie
Matt Insley Matt Insley ... Matt not Matty
Lexie Duffy Lexie Duffy ... Mia (as Lexi Duffy)
Lainie Duffy Lainie Duffy ... Mia
Anthony Welsh ... Andre Bryte
Francis Warren Francis Warren ... Boxing Promoter
Junior Witter Junior Witter ... Andre's Trainer
Simon Burgan Simon Burgan ... Andre's Cornerman
Greg Marriott Greg Marriott ... Andre's Nutritionist
Gareth Davies ... Journalist 1
Matt Christie Matt Christie ... Journalist 2
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Storyline

Matty Burton is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming towards the end of his career, he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game. His aim is to secure a home with his wife Emma, and a future for their baby daughter Mia. After a titanic battle against Andre 'The Future' Bryte, Matty returns home to Emma, but moments later collapses on the living room floor from a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. When Matty awakes from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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A snapshot into the life of a struggling boxer

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyvenimo kova See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,353
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Film4, Inflammable Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The third film by Paddy Considine to star Paul Popplewell. He previously starred in the short film 'Dog Altogether' (2007) and the feature film 'Tyrannosaur' (2011). See more »

Quotes

Matty Burton: [after revealing his belt] I fucking did it.
Emma Burton: [She kisses him] Do you feel legit now? Yeah?
Matty Burton: Yeah.
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Connections

Features The Jeremy Kyle Show (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake it Down
Written by Jan Cyrka (as Cyrka) and Toby Bricheno (as Bricheno)
Courtesy of KPM
(Jeremy Kyle Music)
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Not a boxing film

Journeyman. Written, directed and starring the brilliant Paddy Considine as a fictional world champion boxer who has one last fight to prove to himself he's a champion. Sound like a cliche? Not a bit of it. The boxing is a mere backdrop to the subsequent aftermath when Paddy suffers brain damage. Both my brother and I cried on two occasions - but the film earned its emotion. Paddy then gave a live Q and A after the film. Came across as a really funny, down to earth bloke. 8 out of ten


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