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Southpaw
Southpaw
Actors: Francis Barrett, Chick Gillen, Tom Humphries, Colum Flynn, Nicolas Cruz Hernandez
Director: Liam McGrath
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Sports
NR     2001     1hr 17min

This inspiring tale looks at the incredible life of a young Irishman who surmounts poverty and prejudice to become a boxing champion and national hero. Francis Barrett grows up in a cluttered trailer park without electrici...  more »

     
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Actors: Francis Barrett, Chick Gillen, Tom Humphries, Colum Flynn, Nicolas Cruz Hernandez
Director: Liam McGrath
Creators: Cian de Buitléar, James E. Dalton, Claire Duignan, Lesley McKimm, Paddy Breathnach, Robert Walpole, Rod Stoneman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Sports
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Olympics
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/17/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

What A Shame
nikita128 | Detroit | 08/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know how this film has escaped an audience. This film tells the truly remarkable story of an Irish Traveller - a gypsy (think of a nonfiction version of the fellow Brad Pitt played in "Snatch") - and his trainer, the unforgettable Chick. If you follow amateur boxing at all, you will realize how truly remarkable this story is. I think the boxer's name was Francis. Francis, training on home made equipment, with only this extremely old and sweet man as his trainer, out in the middle of nowhere, makes it to the elite echelons of the amateur game, including an Olympic bid, with the entire town rallying behind him even though many were once prejudice against him because he is a Traveller. A truly excellent documentary."