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Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | | Drama | 14 March 2008 (USA)
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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

Director:

Clement Virgo

Writers:

Marguerite Pigott (story editor), Chaz Thorne | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossif Sutherland ... Donnie Rose
Danny Glover ... George
Flex Alexander ... Ossie Paris
Greg Bryk ... Keith Rose
Laura Regan ... Emma
Tonya Williams ... Ruth Carvery (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Stephen McHattie ... Uncle Joe
K.C. Collins ... Charles Carvery
Hugh Thompson ... Chris Webb
Dwain Murphy ... Flipper
Wes Williams ... Nathan
Jeremy Akerman ... Mello
Carol Sinclair Carol Sinclair ... Abigail
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ... Cyril
Timothy Edmonds Timothy Edmonds ... Dillon
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Storyline

Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created him. At the other end of town, the black community still wants revenge. The instrument of justice will be Ossie Paris, a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a match; a match Donnie's family and peers won't let him refuse. George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son's fate at the hands of Donnie. When finally they meet face to face, however, both realize they share a similar desire to overcome the past. As the barely contained racism boils to the surface, George and Donnie form a seemingly unlikely alliance. Their partnership makes them outcasts from both tribes, who will only be satisfied by blood in the ring. The two men get to know each other in the eye of a storm, knowing full well that their futures will be ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Divided by Hate. United by Violence. Driven by Honor.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,279
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Donnie (Rossif Sutherland) and George (Danny Glover) both fall onto their beds and begin to cry, only to be comforted by their love interests at different parts of the film. Both behave this way after an encounter with Charlie (K.C. Collins). See more »

Quotes

Donnie Rose: [Emotional] I could have stopped it, but when I get mad I just... I just... I can't. I'm sorry George.
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Awesome completely moving
25 December 2007 | by ryanchaffeySee all my reviews

I was thinking first when i started this movie that it was some crappy low budget flick but it turned out to be one of my favorites it tells the story of how a man with a rough youth can go from a cold hearted scum bag to someone completely reformed and empathetic it is a touching movie and it moves along at a very good pace building up to the climax where the too men step into the ring i would like to see more titles like this and i will definitely be looking to purchase this some time, and the fact that it was filmed in my hometown is kind of cool too it really helps to relate to the movie, all in all i would give this movie a ten out of ten.. it is one of those that you want to see over and over again


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