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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

Writer:

Paddy Considine
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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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Film4, Inflammable Films See more »
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During the filming of the final fight scene the extras in the crowd would boo the referee as he stepped into the ring, the extras were told in between takes by Richard varley that this was not common practice during a real boxing match. See more »

Quotes

Matty Burton: Did we fight?
Andre Bryte: Yeah.
Matty Burton: Who won?
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Connections

Features The Jeremy Kyle Show (2005) See more »

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Into My Arms
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Written by Nick Cave
Published by Mute Song Limited
Courtesy of Mute Records/BMG Rights Management
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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JOURNEYMAN is a heartbreaking love story set in the world of professional boxing
28 March 2018 | by paulraylaightSee all my reviews

Very moving film brilliantly acted and directed by Paddy Considine.

The story begins with World Champion Matty Burton (Considine) and the build-up to his fight with brash, unbeaten and mouthy prospect Andre Bryte (Anthony Welsh). Supporting Burton is his wife, Emma (amazing Jodie Whittaker), and the two have a young child together. The opening montage establishes Burton's life showing he has everything to fight for including: family, friends, pride, career and community.

After the fight in the ring Considine and Whittaker take centre stage in a deeply moving portrait of a family coming apart due to tragic circumstances. Their performances as two characters battling to stay in love, together and just fighting to keep going is remarkable. There are so many startling scenes and moments which punch and wind you; this story moved me beyond words.


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