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Release Date: September 24th, 1999

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
This documentary by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen follows the lives of three Brooklyn, N.Y., boxers and their trainer. George Walton is a veteran fighter whose early career was derailed by bad management. Seeking another shot at glory, he trains with Harry Keitt, an older ex-boxer who has dealt with his share of hard knocks. Keitt also works with Tyrene Manson, a tough female fighter from a troubled home, and Noel Santiago, a former gang member, who has skill but lacks motivation.

Cast: Martin Goldman, Harry Keitt, Randy Little, Tyrene Manson, Mickey Marcello, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Noel Santiago, Aida Santiago

Director: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Highway Films, The Learning Channel

Distributors: Winstar Cinema

Keywords: Underdog, Moving, Rivalry, Competition, 1990s

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)