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Blood of a Champion
Blood of a Champion
Actors: Bokeem Woodbine, Deborah Cox
Genres: Drama
UR     2006     1hr 30min

An ex-con finds it very difficult adjusting to contemporary society, himself and to his dedicated wife, Sharon (Deborah Cox) after spending ten years in prison. But when he?s offered a chance to fight again, Shadow (Bokee...  more »


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Actors: Bokeem Woodbine, Deborah Cox
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 03/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

You should watch this one
L. Funderburk | Arlington, VA | 01/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bokeem was excellent and Deborah Cox was very good. They came from similar background, but she outgrew him. She tried to be patient and loving, but he had the mentallity of the street. I think all young girls should watch this one to learn to balance their lives with equal yoke."
Great Indie Flick.
John J. Sorrenti | New York | 03/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bokeem Woodbine shines in this drama as Shadow a jailed boxer coming home after ten years away. The film focuses on his marriage to Sharon (Deborah Cox), and the strain that his time away and her success has put on their relationship. Not content with the hum-drum 9 to 5, Shadow decides to enter the seedy world of Fight Clubs to earn not just a hefty payday but also to regain his rep. Along the way he meets Vegas, a high rolling, tough talking hood brilliantly portrayed by newcomer John Sorrenti. Vegas promises to make Shadow a wealthy man but merely uses him for his own financial gain. This film also packs a powerful soundtrack. Definatley this years sleeper hit."
One of the Best Urban Films Ever
Dorrie Wheeler | 03/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Blood of a Champion" is a very captivating film. As always, Bokeem Woodbine is right on time. He stars in the film as Shadow. Shadow has served 10 years in prison and finds himself thrust back in society. He's not alone, Deborah Cox stars in the film as his waiting wife Sharon. Sharon who was just finishing school up while Shadow was behind bars, has climbed the marketing/advertising corprate ladder. Of course when he gets released from prison things aren't the same. He claims she is different and Shadow warns her that he is definitly not the man he was before prison. It is revealed that they married behind bars, so they are man and wife--with no children.

Sharon gets Shadow a job in the mailroom at her powerful company and she also puts him in awkward situations like business dinners with her mostly white co-workers. Shadow feels like a fish out of water and just doesn't fit in until he meets a guy who works at the company who tells him about an illegal underground fighting club. Awe man, the fight scenes are off the hook, especially the scenario "Suicide Sam," Shadow gets too deep into the well paying syndicate and gets in over his head. Initially, he keeps his new lifestyle a secret from Sharon as they clash often, but she soon comes to seemingly support his decision. Simply put "Blood of Champions" is one of the best films I have ever seen. There are so many dramatic twists and turns in this film, and yes it's a tear jerker. RZA did the original music for the soundtrack but there are also a lot of popular songs in the film including songs by Prince, Jay-z and other top music stars. This movie is mad hot. I don't want to give away too much but the film is very enjoyable and thought provoking."