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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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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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UK

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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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The production crew borrowed some art from the Henley centre of UK brain injury charity Headway for use in the film. The art was created by clients of the centre who have suffered from brain injuries. This art can be seen in the background in scenes where Matty is going through physiotherapy. See more »

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Matty Burton: Number one.
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Features The Jeremy Kyle Show (2005) See more »

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Broken Horse
Performed by Rain Parade
Written by Matt Piucci and Steven Roback
Published by BMG Rights Management Ltd., a BMG Company (C) 1984
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Paddy packs a punch.
1 September 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

To my surprise, 'Journeyman (2018)' isn't so much a typical 'boxing film' as it is an unexpectedly realistic and heart-wrenching examination of how a single, blindsiding moment can change your life, for the worse, forever. It's also an exploration of one of the darker, less emphasised sides of a sport in which the participants consistently receive blows to the head, any one of which could end their careers or, worse, their lives (either as they know them or entirely). The film really is powerful. It's sobering stuff delivered through a phenomenal, award-worthy central performance and an incredibly nuanced, tactile screenplay that never feels heightened or 'hollywood', instead feeling pretty much 'real' and incredibly raw right the way through. I was totally taken by surprise and on the edge of my seat throughout, watching through gritted teeth and teary eyes. It truly is brilliant, unbelievably compelling work, even if it isn't always easy to sit through. 7/10


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