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      Fighting Tommy Riley

      R Released May 6, 2005 1 hr. 50 min. Drama List
      63% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 53% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Young boxer Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a talented but undisciplined fighter who is still recovering from splitting up with his girlfriend, Stephanie (Christina Chambers). Though hindered by considerable emotional baggage, Tommy wants to reinvigorate his career and finds a dedicated trainer in the form of ex-boxer Marty Goldberg (Eddie Jones). Under Marty's tutelage, Tommy starts to thrive once again, but a surprising revelation threatens to shatter their strong connection. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The biggest flaw with 'Fighting Tommy Riley,' is that it's lead actor (Davis) just simply couldn't match his supporting actors (Jones) performance. Bad actors in fight films certainly isn't a new thing, but when you throw in serious subject matter, as well, you really should have an actor who is capable of at the very least , being able to hold his own. J.P. Davis is simply awful, and if he had landed the part in a 'Lionheart' remake, maybe we wouldn't have noticed. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Woah ... That was unexpected ... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Compelling film! I thought that J.P. Davis was very convincing. Eddie Jones was fantastic as usual. I thought that this film has some classic line, however I didn't really feel the chemistry between Jones and Davis which in turn made the the parts of the film seem fictious. But other than that this was a good film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Its a really well acted indy. Under the radar stuff. If your channel surfing and see it give it a try. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I am not particularly a fan of boxing movies but I liked this one. Most movies only have one hero but this one has two. The fallen hero, the trainer, and the anti-hero, the boxer. It's not the action in the ring that will keep you entertained but the interaction between the two characters. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Cinematography is great, I'd like to see a little bit more boxing in my boxing movies though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joe Brown San Francisco Chronicle If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender. Rated: 3/4 May 6, 2005 Full Review Ned Martel New York Times In Fighting Tommy Riley, another boxing drama is asking audiences to gird themselves for more emotional gut punches. Rated: 3/5 May 6, 2005 Full Review Kyle Smith New York Post Tommy Riley is a ten-cent Baby. Rated: 1.5/4 May 6, 2005 Full Review Don Willmott Filmcritic.com You may come to Fighting Tommy Riley for the boxing, but you'll find much more to ponder than left jabs and right hooks Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 29, 2005 Full Review Jon Strickland L.A. Weekly Anchored by Eddie Jones' passionate performance as the trainer dragged from mysterious retirement, the film also benefits from its convincing milieu. May 5, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Young boxer Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a talented but undisciplined fighter who is still recovering from splitting up with his girlfriend, Stephanie (Christina Chambers). Though hindered by considerable emotional baggage, Tommy wants to reinvigorate his career and finds a dedicated trainer in the form of ex-boxer Marty Goldberg (Eddie Jones). Under Marty's tutelage, Tommy starts to thrive once again, but a surprising revelation threatens to shatter their strong connection.
      Director
      Eddie O'Flaherty
      Executive Producer
      Diane Kessler
      Screenwriter
      J.P. Davis
      Distributor
      Freestyle Releasing
      Production Co
      Visual Eyes Productions
      Rating
      R (Language|Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 6, 2005, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.2K
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