Born and Bred (2011)

Born and Bred
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary
Keywords boxing, brothers
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Stephen Messer Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Oscar Molina Actor Himself 1 1000002
Javier Molina Actor Himself 1 1000003
Robert Luna Actor Himself 1 1000004
Victor Pasillas Actor Himself 1 1000005
Rodrigo Mosquero Actor Himself 1 1000006
Teddy Atlas Actor Himself 1 1000007
Jim Lampley Actor Himself 1 1000008
David Avila Actor Himself 1 1000009
Roberto Suro Actor Himself 1 1000010
Miguel Molina Actor Himself 1 1000011
Gloria Molina Actor Herself 1 1000012
Gabriel Pasillas Actor Himself 1 1000013
Hector Beccera Actor Himself 1 1000014
Justin Frimmer Director n/a 2 2000001
Justin Frimmer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Franklin Rothschild Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Tom Weiss Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Bixby Knolls Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Franny Horst Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Brad Besser Editor n/a 172 7000001
Guillermo Rodriguez Editor n/a 172 7000002
Justin Frimmer Editor n/a 172 7000003
Adam Balazs Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Pez Wilson Music n/a 120781 8000002
A new generation of young boxers fight for their place in the American boxing capital of Los Angeles, where Latino immigration is surging to a historical breaking point. At the heart of the film is the story of 15-year-old twin brothers in their last two years in the tough ranks of amateur boxing where boys are made into men and Olympic dreams are won and lost. Shot over the course of four years, the film offers an inside look at the gritty boxing culture of East Los Angeles where there are more boxers than anywhere else in the country. The documentary is driven by the story of twin brothers Oscar and Javier Molina and their intense relationship with lifelong trainer, Robert Luna. The movie documents their last years fighting as kids and their entry in the men's division of the sport as they clash with seasoned boxers while also telling the stories of the boxers' lives and family outside the sport: their parents harrowing journey across the U.S. border, their hopes for their kids, the larger story of the monumental immigration protests of 2006, the boys' personal lives as teenagers, their difficulties and losses, their hopes and plans for the future as professional boxers and the deep belief in who they have been taught to become inside and outside the ring. The film reaches its climatic moments as their trainer pushes them to the edge of their abilities, inspiring them to fight as if their lives depend on it.