A Fighting Man

Synopsis: An aging fighter (Dominic Purcell) in search of redemption steps into the ring with a hungry young pugilist (Izaak Smith) with something to prove in this boxing drama featuring James Caan and Louis Gossett, Jr. co-star in a film featuring Famke Janssen, Kim Coates, Adam Beach, Sheila McCarthy and Michael Ironside.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Damian Lee
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 nomination.
88 min

Sailor! Sailor! Sailor!

You wanna make it 10 rounds,

you gotta listen to me.

You're dropping your

right hand, like that.

Keep your head on his shoulder.

- Can't you do that?

- Yeah.

It's time for you to put this old man

down now. You do it now, hear?

- Yes, sir.

- No more fooling around.

That's enough of this nonsense.

You're young, man, and fast.

Put him down so we can

go home, all right?

Let's take a look,

Sailor. How's that eye?

- Good, doc. It's good.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah.

- All right.

That opens up anymore,

I'm gonna stop the fight.

- I'll do my best, doc.

- Do the best you can.

Oh, great.

Hey, King's fine. You check

that old man over there.

- He ain't so fine.

- Back off, Cubby.

- Looking better than Sailor.

- I'm fine.

Didn't think you

could take a punch.

- I can take a punch.

- You're proving it, kid.

You're gonna get up close so

you can do some damage, okay?


I wanna have it.

You don't know what that means.

Yes, I do.

- No, you don't.

- It means work.

It means money.

- I can make money.

- How?

Well, I can box.

And I have some modeling jobs too.

We're too young.

- Too young for what?

- To have a baby.

I wanna spend the rest

of my life with you.

- No, you don't.

- Yes, I do.

- No, you don't.

- I wanna marry you.

I wanna marry you right

now. This morning.

And I'll take care

of you and our baby.

I promise you that.

We have a family.

I've never had that before.

Me neither.

Let's have our baby.




But, King...

I wanna give this baby

something besides life.


I wanna give it something

it can be proud of.

You keep him at a distance with

that jab. You dance around, huh?

That man throws some wild

hooks, you know? Duck.

Stop. You cannot win a fight

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Damian Lee

Damian Lee is a Canadian film director, writer, and producer responsible as well as notable for such films as Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, No Exit and Ski School. He started his own production company, Rose & Ruby Productions, in the 1980s. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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