The Boxer

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"They taught him how to fight... He already knew how to kill!"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 12 min
  • 5.2  (184)

The Boxer, also known as Ripped Off, is a 1972 crime drama film that stars Robert Blake, Catherine Spaak, and Ernest Borgnine. Directed by Franco Prosperi, the film follows a retired boxer named Billy Flynn who is forced to enter the criminal underworld to save his girlfriend's brother from a powerful gangster. The movie begins with Billy Flynn (Robert Blake) living a simple life after retiring from boxing. He spends his days working as a mechanic and his nights with his girlfriend, Anna (Catherine Spaak). However, their peaceful life is disrupted when Anna's younger brother, Johnny, gets in trouble with a gangster named Richie Blakely (Ernest Borgnine). Blakely demands that Johnny pays him back for a loan, but Johnny doesn't have the money. To make matters worse, Johnny becomes involved with Blakely's daughter, which only complicates their situation further.

Desperate to help Anna and Johnny, Billy turns to his former manager, Peanuts (Jack Elam), for advice. Peanuts warns him that getting involved with Blakely is dangerous and advises him to stay out of the situation. But Billy can't bear to see Anna and Johnny suffer, so he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Through a series of events, Billy manages to get his hands on money and agrees to fight for Blakely in a boxing match. In exchange, Blakely promises to forgive Johnny's debt and leave them all alone. However, things take a turn for the worse when Billy discovers that the match is rigged and that Blakely is planning to kill him in the ring.

As Billy trains for the fight, tensions rise between him and Anna, who is worried that he will get hurt or worse. Despite her protests, Billy is determined to fight and promises to do whatever it takes to protect Johnny and put an end to their troubles.

The final scene of the movie takes place in the boxing ring, where Billy faces off against his opponent in a high-stakes match. The outcome of the fight is uncertain, and Billy must rely on his skills and determination to survive and come out on top.

Overall, The Boxer is a thrilling crime drama that explores themes of loyalty, love, and sacrifice. The standout performances by Robert Blake, Catherine Spaak, and Ernest Borgnine bring depth and nuance to their characters, making them fully fleshed out and relatable. The film's gritty cinematography and tense pacing keep the audience engaged from start to finish, making it a must-watch for fans of the crime genre.

The Boxer is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 12 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    5.2  (184)