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Title:
Against the ropes
Author:
Cort, Robert W.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2004]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Jackie Kallen is a sassy, brassy boxing manager-in-the-making determined to change "Lethal" Luther Shaw from a mere street punk into a world-class prizefighter. To help Shaw rise to the rank of number-one contender, Jackie coaxes veteran trainer Felix Reynolds out out retirement. Before they can all realize their dream of a championship bout, they must first learn what it takes to stand in each other's corner. Jackie Kallen becomes the first female to ever make a name for herself in this male-dominated sport.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Inspired by the life of Jackie Kallen.

Special features: "A ringside seat" featurette; "Queen of the ring: Jackie Kallen then and now" featurette; theatrical trailer.
Language:
English

French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780792189282
UPC:
097363349242
Format :
DVD

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Charles S. Dutton's feature-length directorial debut Against the Ropes is based on the real-life story of Jackie Kallen, a Jewish woman from Detroit who became a successful boxing manager. Played by Meg Ryan, Kallen works her way up in the world of boxing by believing in the fighting skills of Luther Shaw (Omar Epps). Director Dutton appears as veteran trainer Felix Reynolds, whom Kallen encourages to come out of retirement. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi