Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. Exploiting Willis' reputation for integrity and standing in the boxing community, Benko arranges a series of fixed fights that propel the unsophisticated Moreno to #1 contender for the championship. The reigning champ, the sadistic Buddy Brannen, harbors resentment at the publicity Toro has been receiving and vows to viciously punish him in the ring. Eddie must now decide whether or not to tell the naive Toro the truth.
Writer:Philip Yordan (screen play), Budd Schulberg (based on a novel by)
Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Mark C (fr) wrote: Love Chinese movies, but they talk SO FAST, that I have to hit the pause button for nearly every line of subtitle, so a two hour film, becomes a four hour film.
jaiquon p (nl) wrote: I wish I can see this movie
Blackity B (de) wrote: This is quite the amazing movie. Both very simple and deeply revealing, it's about everything and nothing at the same time. It is centered around the life of a deeply sympathetic Chinese family who overcome a revolution, face up great tragedies, yet also celebrate the simple things in life that make it work living. I say "and nothing at the same time", because although there are many surprises and turns, it doesn't feel like it's a narrative dictated by a writer, there are big moments in the film, but none that explicitly seem to state "this is the moral of the story". It manages to be a rather objective yet greatly involving account in the lives of these people, which I thought was pretty unique. The way China and the communist movement is depicted I think is also very respectable. It shows the positive sides of the ideology, which westerners will be shocked exist. Yet at the same time it does not shy away from revealing the deep faults within the system, which one way or another play a part in the greatest tragedies in the story. No one says a bad word about communism, but the movie is so well made that one doesn't need to.
nick t (de) wrote: The exultant and tragic story of iconic Australian racehorse Phar Lap. A magnificent vernacular script augmented by superb cinematography, music and foley. Tom Burlinson's performance was excellent, and Martin Vaughan was perfectly cast as the horse's trainer, Harry Telford.
casie k (nl) wrote: the book is good. want to see the movie
Cassian J (ag) wrote: This is a strange movie that is no means bad but was not riveting either. I came across the film on late night TV having no previous knowledge of it, but it did immediately have that loose Robert Altman feel. The movie is the story of Elliot Gould and George Seagal two compulsive gamblers who meet by chance and form a friendship. There is not that much in the way of a narrative this is more a study of compulsion and the effect it has on people and the seedy world they are forced to habit. Elliot Gould gives a good performance that is well supported by Seagal and the range of supporting characters are good especially the pair of prostitutes. All in all this is not a great movie but well worth a watch and I would certainly give it another go.
ashleigh w (ag) wrote: Its a bit confussing with all the jumping around!
Charles P (fr) wrote: The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome is an imaginative, bizarre, mystical, psychedelic, blissful little film.
Alex F (kr) wrote: Excellent British gangster film featuring a wonderful Richard Attenborough playing an unforgettable character like Pinkie Brown. He's wicked, charming and strangely mesmerising. Wonderfull liitle twist at the end.
Cornell W (ca) wrote: I'm late to the party on this but it wasn't bad.
Bradley W (nl) wrote: A fun flick all around but not a must see.
James M (ru) wrote: Relentlessly depressing like eastenders on crack, would have been better if they hadn't tried to cobble together numerous stories into one over the top one
Avishek C (ca) wrote: The main actor is a real Shaolin monk, training since he was three years old
Jimmy P (it) wrote: This is one of the defining films in American cinema. Though it is a "kid's movie" and a "boy's movie" it can speak to anyone: It is the coming of age film that all others are measured by.