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      Against the Ropes

      2004, Drama, 1h 51m

      133 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      A bland, dumbed-down package of sports cliches. Read critic reviews

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      (Left to right) Charles S. Dutton as Felix, Meg Ryan as Jackie and Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Charles S. Dutton as Felix and Meg Ryan as Jackie in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Charles S. Dutton as Felix and Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." Meg Ryan as Jackie Kallen in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Tony Shalhoub as LaRocca, Meg Ryan as Jackie and Juan Hernandez as Hernandez in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Meg Ryan as Jackie and Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." Center) Meg Ryan as Jackie, (back left) Charles S. Dutton as Felix and (back center left) Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Charles S. Dutton as Felix, Meg Ryan as Jackie and Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." A scene from the movie " Against the Ropes." Omar Epps as Luther and Meg Ryan as Jackie. (Left to right) Charles S. Dutton as Felix, Meg Ryan as Jackie and Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." (Center white trunks) Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Charles S. Dutton as Felix, Meg Ryan as Jackie and Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." Charles S. Dutton as Felix, Meg Ryan as Jackie, and Omar Epps as Luther. (Left) Charles S. Dutton as Felix and (center) Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." Omar Epps as Luther in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Meg Ryan as Jackie and Kerry Washington as Renee in "Against the Ropes." (Left to right) Director Charles S. Dutton and Meg Ryan on the set of "Against the Ropes." Director Charles S. Dutton on the set of "Against the Ropes."

      Movie Info

      Boxing manager Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) believes she and a veteran trainer can turn a young man (Omar Epps) into a streamlined prizefighter.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Crude Language|Brief Sensuality|Some Drug Material|Violence)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Charles S. Dutton

      • Producer: Robert W. Cort, David Madden

      • Writer: Cheryl Edwards

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $5.9M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Cort/Madden Productions

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SRD, DTS, Surround

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Meg Ryan
      Omar Epps
      Tony Shalhoub
      Tim Daly
      Charles S. Dutton
      Joe Cortese
      Sean Bell
      Mike Drake
      Steven Roffer
      Jonathan Pillot
      Scarlett Lacey

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      • Aug 23, 2008

        Interesting. Not original but it was okay.

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      • Jul 24, 2008

        quite a hated movie! although it isnt original its not a terrible movie and is quite a good movie, it kept me entertained and interested in the movie and i thought it was pretty interesting. I enjoyed the story and its based on real events as well and i enjoyed the acting and writting of the script i think the movie showed how men are predujice and sexist when a women does a supposed male job that no women should do, and i think it projected that across brilliantly i really enjoyed the movie. Meg Ryan is brilliant and so is omar epps i love tony shalhoub in this hes brilliant as the horrible trainer businessman. Meg Ryan pays a women whose bossed about and finally gets the chances to take on a fighter for boxing but she takes a risk with an unsuspeciting surprise that turns to be a huge bonus, but will the fame get to her and will she continue to have the fighters best interests at heart? Funny in places and keeps you entertained and a real good emotional journey through the life of a women who gets everything good movie!

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      • Jul 17, 2008

        I had to see it, c'mon it had Meg ryan in it

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      • May 15, 2007

        Good bit comedy, but filled drama in fight film with my one of favourite beautiful actresses, Meg Ryan. Interesting inspired tale by the life of Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in the world of boxing.

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