Fighting Tommy Riley

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  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.5  (830)
  • 53

Fighting Tommy Riley is a 2004 drama movie directed by Eddie O'Flaherty and starring Eddie Jones, J.P. Davis, and Christina Chambers. The film is a heartwarming story about Tommy Riley, a former amateur boxer who dreams of becoming a pro fighter. However, due to some unfortunate incidents, Tommy is not able to pursue his dream and instead ends up working in a low-paying job.

The movie takes place in Boston, which has a rich culture of boxing. Tommy, once a promising boxer, is now stuck in a dead-end job due to a lack of opportunities in the boxing world. He has given up on his dream, only to be reawakened after he meets a young fighter named Marty. Marty, like Tommy, has nowhere else to go except towards the boxing ring. Together they embark on a journey to make Marty a pro fighter.

The story is a beautiful journey of self-discovery, redemption, and hope. The film captures the essence of Tommy's struggles and his will to succeed. He sees himself in Marty and decides to help him achieve what he could not – become a professional boxer. Together, they train hard and focus on winning the Golden Gloves championship.

Tommy soon realizes that boxing is not just about winning, and the journey starts becoming more meaningful. He discovers that the game of boxing is more about facing one's fears rather than just beating the opponent. He rediscovers his true purpose and passion for the sport. The film beautifully showcases the emotional and psychological journey that Tommy goes through as he trains and prepares for the championship.

The movie also explores the relationship between Tommy and his wife, Marty's relationship with his father, and the impact of outside forces on one's dreams. Tommy's wife, Diane, is supportive but at the same time, apprehensive about his decision to return to boxing. Marty's father, on the other hand, has never been supportive of his son, and their relationship is strained. The film touches upon various aspects, such as the idea of family, friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and the harsh realities of life.

The cinematography is fantastic, and the fight sequences are well executed, making it an enjoyable watch for boxing enthusiasts. The movie also features some great performances, particularly by Eddie Jones, who delivers an outstanding and emotionally intense performance as Tommy. J.P. Davis as Marty also gives an impressive portrayal of a young and aspiring boxer.

Overall, Fighting Tommy Riley is an inspiring story about chasing dreams, facing fears, and never giving up. It is a story about the power of humanity, friendship, and how sometimes, it takes someone else's dream to reignite ours. The film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good sports drama and is searching for an uplifting message.

Fighting Tommy Riley is a 2005 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 53.

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    6.5  (830)
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