Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) stars as a once-promising middleweight fighter who pushes his three sons from starry-eyed young fighters in the brutal sport of boxing to top-ranked contenders, which results in a shocking tragedy t... more »o the family.DVD Features:
""Price Of Glory" is a good solid film with great performances all around. There was something about all the actors that made me identify with them easily. You feel their pain. Jimmy Smits was especially good as the Father who just wants the best for his children, even if it's not necessarily what they want. DVD has deleted scenes with good commentary. Worth a good viewing or two."
Fight Trainer/Coreographer Comments
jeff mulvin | SANTA MONICA, CA United States | 06/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As the Boxing trainer and coreogpaher w Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
I have to give a lot of credit to all the actors who worked in the fight scenes. All the kids and all the adult stars had never
laced up a pair of gloves before in their life. Exect for Jon Seda who had previously trained with "The Jet" and myself along w/ Cuba Gooding Jr. for the movie Gladiator back in 1990.And yes it's true Jon was a Golden Gloves Champion from new Jersey and he was a pleasure to work with once again. He has the talent to become a Pro fighter if he chose to be. he never complained about the rigorous training routines day after day
and was able to grasp the intricate coreography and changes on a moments notice. The rest of the actors were great also.
the real chalenge for them was to learn how to Box from scratch, and also learn how to movie punch, and take the reactions w/o hurting each other, and at the same time acomplishing this in a mere 6 weeks
My hats off to them all."
A moving story line that is recommeded for all!
Oren Thomas Bergfald | 09/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie the first week of its release. I'm glad I did because it was out of nearby theaters within a month. Both the storyline, and soundtrack, capture well a family's ongoing struggle within the sport of boxing. While the perspective of this film focuses on an American Hispanic viewpoint, the human trials and tribulations of each character are universal. Widely recommeded for all."
Simply an awesome movie
Rashid Jilani | Houston, TX United States | 01/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would really recommend this movie to any one who has a taste of family drama. A beautiful and touchy story about a family struggling for glory and success. Jimmy smith is really awesome. I am amazed how this movie is unnoticed by critiques."
A Knockout Punch Of A Movie
Chad Spivak | North Miami Beach, Florida | 08/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Honestly, Jimmy Smits is not the actor that I think of when it comes to a film about boxing. But, in this film, this role was made for him, and he filled it quite well. Smits plays Arturo Ortega, a former middleweight fighter who was pushed into a big time money fight by his crooked promoter way too soon. Flash forward several years, and he is training his three extremely talented sons. All three have the skills and intelligence to become boxing superstars, but he trains them with an iron fist and pushes them very hard. Throw in the crooked promoter and huge dollar signs, and you have lots of family conflict in the Mexican home in Arizona.The acting was superb in the film, and the choreographer did an outstanding job with the training and fight scenes. Smits was perfect in his role as the confused-with-the-proper-interests father. Maria Del Mar was an excellent compliment to him as his wife and mother, and was the backbone of the family, fighting to keep it together. Jon Seda played Sonny Ortega, the oldest boy, and he truly looked the part of a boxer. His timing was near perfect, and he did a fine job of complimenting the other actors when he was on the screen.This film has a little bit of everything. It has a good flow, and the storyline is quite easy to follow and get interested in. It is hard not to stand up and cheer by the end of the movie. In addition to being a fairly good family film, it gives a good look at the amateur world of boxing, not to mention a slight peek at the sometimes sleazy arena of the professionals. This film will knock you out...of your seat."