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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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Taglines:

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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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,305,189, 8 March 1992

Gross USA:

$9,223,441

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Stars James Marshall and Cuba Gooding Jr. share a birthday, January 2, one year apart. See more »

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Before Marshall's first fight with the "Black Death", his friend Anardo warns him to watch for his right punch. Then, right before the fight starts, his ringside coach tells him to beware of his left punch. See more »

Quotes

Noah: Comeback, rematch. He punished that man. Retired him for life. No. He ain't got no weaknesses.
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Pride (In the Name of Love)
Written by Adam Clayton, Bono (as Paul David Hewson), Larry Mullen Jr. (as Laurence Mullen) & The Edge (as David Evans)
Performed by Robert Clivillés (as Clivillés) & Cole
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Intense.
27 August 2003 | by lilmissvintageSee all my reviews

I saw this film the other night on tv, and once I started watching it, it was just too hard to stop. I'm not one to really watch boxing, but this movie was very interesting. It was nice to see the relationships between all of the characters, especially between Cuba Gooding Jr. and his best friend, and their relationship with the boxing promoter. The whole film really got me going; and as I yelled at the tv, I realized that this is a really awesome film and more people should see it.


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