Fighting Tommy Riley Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: July 26th, 2005

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Young boxer Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a talented but undisciplined fighter who is still recovering from splitting up with his girlfriend, Stephanie (Christina Chambers). Though hindered by considerable emotional baggage, Tommy wants to reinvigorate his career and finds a dedicated trainer in the form of ex-boxer Marty Goldberg (Eddie Jones). Under Marty's tutelage, Tommy starts to thrive once again, but a surprising revelation threatens to shatter their strong connection.

Cast: Eddie Jones, J.P. Davis, Christina Chambers, Diane Tayler, Paul Raci, Don Wallace, Scot Belsky, Paul Terrell Clayton

Director: Eddie O'Flaherty

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Visual Eyes Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • More character study than sports movie, the people in this film come across very much as flesh-and-blood personalities despite the script's tendency to indulge in cliches and let characters deliver highly emotional speeches. show more

  • Working on a microbudget, director Eddie O'Flaherty coaches solid performances from his small cast and makes the most of the handful of up-close, well-choreographed fight montages. show more

  • The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality. show more

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