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Split Decisions (1988)

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

Director:

David Drury

Writers:

David Fallon (screenplay), David Fallon (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Eddie McGuinn
Jeff Fahey ... Ray McGuinn
Gene Hackman ... Dan McGuinn
John McLiam ... Pop McGuinn
Jennifer Beals ... Barbara Uribe
Eddie Velez ... Julian 'Snake' Pedroza
Carmine Caridi ... Lou Rubia
James Tolkan ... Benny Pistone
David Labiosa ... Rudy
Harry Van Dyke Harry Van Dyke ... Douby
Anthony Trujillo Anthony Trujillo ... Angel
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Santiago
Tom Bower ... Detective Walsh
Julius Harris ... Tony Leone
John Thomas John Thomas ... CSPRT Referee
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Storyline

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kid Gloves See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$423,303, 13 November 1988

Gross USA:

$695,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$695,822
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gene Hackman and Jeff Fahey later appeared in Wyatt Earp (1994). See more »

Quotes

Pop McGuinn: Good boy.
Dan McGuinn: What the hell do you mean "good boy"? He's fighting like an amateur.
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Soundtracks

The Spirit of Man
Written by Chris De Burgh
Performed by Chris De Burgh
Courtesy of A&M Records
Rondor Music, Ltd. (London)
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An emotional knockout
14 September 2004 | by giraudelSee all my reviews

Eddie McGuinn is a young amateur boxer who's good enough for the Olympics. His brother Ray also boxes, but he's an egotistical hothead who aligns himself with lowlifes. When the mob tells Ray to lose a fight against "Snake" Pedroza, he refuses, and is killed by mafia thugs and Pedroza himself. As a result, Eddie decides to put his Olympic dreams behind and turn pro so he can fight Pedroza himself, and avenge his brother's death.

Simply it is amazing, it may not be one of Hackman's best known films but it is one of his best.

A must see.


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