Against the Ropes | 2004

Drama, Sports
A biopic inspired by true events in the life of renowned boxing manager Jackie Kallen, a middle-aged Jewish mother from Michigan, who guided the careers of several, hi-profile, professional boxers, including four world ...more

Cast

... Jackie Kallen

Actor

... Luther Shaw

Actor

... Sam LaRocca

Actor

... Gavin Reese

Actor

... Renee

Actor

... Irv Abel

Actor

... Felix Reynolds

Actor

... Young Jackie Kallen

Actor

... Pablo Hernandez

Actor

... Devon Green

Actor

... Dorsett

Actor

... Luther's Trainer

Actor

Company

CORE Digital Pictures

Production Company

Capers Catering By Davids

Production Company

Eric Stonerook Music

Production Company

Fury & Grace Digital

Production Company

Grand Central Pictures

Production Company

Synopsis

A biopic inspired by true events in the life of renowned boxing manager Jackie Kallen, a middle-aged Jewish mother from Michigan, who guided the careers of several, hi-profile, professional boxers, including four world champions such as: middleweight champ James "Lights Out" Toney, as well as Bronco McKart, and Thomas Hearns. The drama focuses on her relationship with one boxer, in particular, Luther Shaw, a light-heavyweight contender from the inner-city, whose life and career Kallen helped to turn around; and likewise, Kallen's life and career came into focus due to Shaw and his influence on her growth. In real life, Kallen eventually left her husband of 30 years, and moved to Los Angeles, becoming the commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association.

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