The Boxer


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114 Min

The Boxer


Danny Flynn, a promising Irish boxer who was imprisoned for 14 years at age 18 for associating with the IRA, returns to his Belfast neighborhood just as IRA leader Joe Hamill is trying to negotiate peace with the British. Despite wanting to return to boxing and stay out of trouble, Danny is drawn back into turmoil when he reunites with old girlfriend Maggie, who's married to an imprisoned IRA man.

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Dec 31st, 1997


Daniel Day-Lewis
Daragh Donnelly
Frank Coughlan
Sean Kearns

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The Boxer

Posted: 15 years ago

After serving a prison term for revolutionary activity, a simple honest man tries to build a new life. His peaceful plans are soon put to the test by his old IRA buddies and his ex-girlfriend.

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- The boxing match in the film, complete with the unusual result, was based on an actual bout.

- Daniel Day-Lewis boxed and trained for 3 years in preparation for this role.

- Although set in Belfast, the film was almost exclusively shot in the run-down docklands and Sheriff Street area of Dublin's North Inner City. The flat complex used in the film was earmarked…More

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