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Southpaw (2015)

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A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

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Antoine Fuqua

Writer:

Kurt Sutter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Billy Hope
Rachel McAdams ... Maureen Hope
Forest Whitaker ... Tick Wills
Oona Laurence ... Leila Hope
50 Cent ... Jordan Mains (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Skylan Brooks ... Hoppy
Naomie Harris ... Angela Rivera
Victor Ortiz ... Ramone
Beau Knapp ... Jon Jon
Miguel Gomez ... Miguel 'Magic' Escobar
Dominic Colón ... Mikey
Jose Caraballo Jose Caraballo ... Eli Frost
Malcolm M. Mays ... Gabe
Aaron Quattrocchi Aaron Quattrocchi ... Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady
Lana Young ... Gloria
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Storyline

As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.

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His left is his strongest weapon. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Revancha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,701,294, 26 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,421,953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,207,861
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner were all considered for the role of Billy Hope. See more »

Goofs

The referee mandated a 1 point reduction for Hope's opponent in the last fight. None of the final scorecards reflected a 1 point reduction although the 115-114 scorecard seemed to reflect a tie of 6 rounds each with a point added to Hope to make it 115 to 114. See more »

Quotes

Tick Wills: You all right? How's your eye?
Billy Hope: Yeah. How's your eye?
Tick Wills: Now you're being smart.
Billy Hope: No, seriously, what's up with your eye? What is that?
Tick Wills: Evil blue-eyed devil just took it from me.
Billy Hope: You know, the thing with you is that, like, Sometimes one eye is like, cloudy, right? And the other one is, like, sunny. Like, cloudy, sunny, cloudy, sunny. Close one eye, it's cloudy. Close the other eye is sunny.
Tick Wills: Buster Quigley was a nothing fighter. We were in the middle of a match, and I was crushing him, knocking him ...
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References Einde van de laatste ronde (1970) See more »

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Perfect Day
Written by Kari Kimmel and Joseph Corcoran
Performed by Kari Kimmel
Courtesy of Rykim Records
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Southpaw: The Next Generation's Rocky!!
8 July 2015 | by phate008See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of this movie, and I was extremely glad I did. After watching the previews I felt as though a lot of the movie was given away, but I was blown away by the performances on screen. The movie was centered around a champion prize fighter hitting rock bottom, and slowly climbing his way back into the ring. It was an emotional journey that cannot simply be categorized as a movie about boxing, but rather, an inspiring and riveting tale of parenthood and a father's love for his daughter. The cast was excellent and everyone excelled in their roles. I wouldn't have expected to like Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in a role as much as I did. Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker had Oscar worthy performances. Everyone did a great job with their roles. The cinematography was fantastic, and the fight scenes gave some great first person shots that made you feel as though you were there in the ring fighting along side the actors. Overall, this movie is an experience that is not to be missed. 9/10


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