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Gladiator (1992)

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Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

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Rowdy Herrington

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Djordje Milicevic (story), Robert Mark Kamen (story) (as Robert Kamen) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marshall ... Tommy Riley
Richard Lexsee ... Father in Park
T.E. Russell ... Spits
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Abraham Lincoln Haines
Tab Baker Tab Baker ... Storm Trooper
Dwain A. Perry ... Storm Trooper
Joan Schwenk Joan Schwenk ... Secretary
Raul Salinas Raul Salinas ... Teen in Classroom
Marctwaine Nettles-Bey Marctwaine Nettles-Bey ... Teen in Classroom
Derek Anunciation Derek Anunciation ... Teen in Classroom
Cara Buono ... Dawn
Francesca P. Roberts ... Miss Higgins
Emily Marie Hooper Emily Marie Hooper ... Belinda
Jon Seda ... Romano
Lance Slaughter Lance Slaughter ... Shortcut
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Storyline

A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ghettos. While being exploited by a boxing promoter the two teens become friends. An explosive ending puts the two friends in the ring against each other in a fight for survival. Written by Joe Miller <joe938216@aol.com>

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Nobody owns Tommy Riley. Nobody. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fäuste - Du mußt um Dein Recht kämpfen See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,223,441
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Goldsmith composed a score that was later rejected in favor of one by Brad Fiedel. See more »

Goofs

When Riley punches Horn on the top of the head Horn says the skull is the hardest bone in the body. Actually the Femur (thigh bone) is! See more »

Quotes

Tommy Riley: Come get your money.
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Connections

Referenced in The Good Wife: Targets (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Gladiator
Written by M.C. Serch (as Michael Berrin), Richard Lawson and Peter Nash, Burt Bacharach (uncredited), Hal David (uncredited)
Performed by 3RD Bass
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, Inc.
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James Marshall And Cuba Gooding deliver
24 July 1999 | by snow-19See all my reviews

The fierce emotion and desire that consumes this movie makes it not only entertaining but majestic. The performances of James Marshall and Brian Denehy are brilliant as are those by supporting actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert Loggia. The movie captures the essence of the streets of Chicago and the fight of two men to beat the odds. I feel like I'm writing the trailer to the movie but that's just because I feel so inspired when I think of the Gladiator. If you don't like boxing then don't see it. But if you are a true fan of boxing (like the Golden Gloves) then the Gladiators is a must see. You won't be disappointed.


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