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Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)

R | | Drama, Sport | 2006 (Italy)
An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.

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Marty Goldberg
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Tommy Riley
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Stephanie
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Diane Stone (as Diane M. Tayler)
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Bob Silver
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Leroy Kane
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Freddie Holt
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Mosley (as Michael Bent)
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Laurie
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Storyline

Trainer Marty Goldberg has been stuck working on the fringes of the professional circuit far too long. Searching for a way out, he discovers Tommy, a young man with raw talent to burn. Outside the ring however, Tommy displays a self-destructive streak that could end his career before it begins. Marty works with Tommy to tame that streak. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,199 (USA) (6 May 2005)

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$5,199 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Marty Goldberg: Which one you finished him up with?
Tommy Riley: Right.
Marty Goldberg: Right, of course. First rule of boxing and the first rule of life. And you learned it tonight.
Tommy Riley: What's that?
Marty Goldberg: Never stop punching, keep on punching, keep on punching and you'll always have a shot.
Tommy Riley: Who's that quote from?
Marty Goldberg: Me.
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Liked it in Spite of Itself
6 November 2006 | by (wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't have watched this, except that I'm working my way through gay cinema. I find boxing absolutely THE lowest form of entertainment. I understand that many people like watching fights and fight movies but for me that's just a sad commentary on the human condition.

So, while this was on I had one eye on a magazine for the first third or so. By midpoint, I got interested and stopped reading the magazine. By three-quarters in, I was totally involved.

I thought the performances were all good. I was conscious of the score reinforcing the mood maybe a little too much. I liked this movie, even though I generally have little respect for the genre. I could appreciate Million Dollar Baby, but I didn't particularly like it. This movie I liked. That probably has more to do with my being gay than anything else.


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